Tuesday, December 26, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 717
Messengers, partake of the good things, and act with integrity; for I know what you are doing. And this community of yours is a single community, and I am your Lord, so be conscious of Me. [23: 51,52]
Hadith of the Day:
The powerful one is not he who overpowers somebody, but the powerful one is he who restrains himself when angry. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The worst sin committed by one-----is the one not deemed so when it is done. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
You may find it helpful to remind yourself of the seven benefits you can reap by swallowing your anger:
1. Allah Most High says that He has prepared His Paradise for those who are able to swallow their anger and forgive the ones who did them wrong.
2. If someone has the strength to deliberate his enemy but restrains himself, Allah promises he may choose his own rewards on the Day of Judgment.
3. Allah Most High abandons the punishment due to anyone who can abandon his own anger.
4. The Prophet said: There is nothing a servant of Allah may swallow that is considered as praiseworthy as the swallowing of anger.
5. Allah protects from misfortunes and afflictions whoever protects himself from the violation of anger.
6. Allah's compassion reaches whoever escapes from the battlefield of the manifestation of his anger.
7. Allah loves the one who can put out the fire of fury in his heart.
Over and above these seven benefits that we may hope to receive by suppressing our anger, there is much greater reward if we are able to forgive the cause of our anger. Impatient and weak as we are, if we can manage to forgive, how should Allah the All-Powerful and Most Merciful not forgive our sins in return? [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
The true way to gain much, is never to desire to gain too much. No gain is so certain as that which proceeds from the economical use of what you already have.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:57 AM