Wednesday, December 27, 2006

lesson of the day 718

Ayahs of the Day:
They have divided their common interest into sects, each party pleased with what they have. So leave them in their confusion for a while. [23: 53,54]

Hadith of the Day:
One who does not have mercy on our young or respect for our old and does not enjoin the good and forbid the wrong is not of us. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Who is better among Allah's worshippers than the one who sees others as better than him? [Abu Bakr Saidlani]

Guidance of the Day:
Forbearance is a kind of behavior superior to the suppression of anger. When an adverse situation seems to violate our well-being, it creates a nervous upheaval. Great effort is required for us not to manifest this upheaval in anger, and it takes time for us to calm down. Forbearance is a condition that prevents such upheaval altogether: it keeps the nervous system in balance at all times.

People who possess forbearance have patience and gentleness of character. These are signs of faith and wisdom, which enable such people to use their minds to govern their emotions. The gentle in character hope for God's love in response to their forbearance. Such response is promised by the Messenger of Allah. The gentle person realizes that this ability to control negative emotions creates a favorable condition for acquiring knowledge and wisdom. [The Path of Muhammad]

Food for Though:
If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, and the other from pride and fear.

1 comment:

irving said...

Excellent guidance and food for thought :) Happy New Year also :)

Ya Haqq!