Thursday, December 28, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 719
Do they figure that because We have enriched them with property and children We are hurrying with blessings for them? No, they do not understand. [23: 55,56]
Hadith of the Day:
Richness does not come from an abundance of wealth; (true) richness is the richness of the heart. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day
The sincere lover of Allah Most High passes his entire life preparing for death; for him, death is nothing more than a bridge leading to his Beloved. [Shaykh Zulfiqar]
Guidance of the Day:
Forbearance is not a characteristic easy to assume. It becomes permanent through long efforts in enduring controversy, injustice, tyranny, and all other conditions that weigh heavily upon one's ego, and through curtailing anger and the desire to retaliate. Many a pious man has declared that he achieved forbearance by purposefully seeking the company of obnoxious men and suffering their impudence, anger, and violence, practicing patience with them.
Every aspect of good character, such as generosity, humbleness, and valor, is obtained by long practice in fighting corresponding faults, such as stinginess, arrogance, and fear. The worst handicap to acquiring forbearance is harboring doubts about the goodness in other people, especially the other faithful, and imagining bad things about them. This suspicion of one's associates leads to the terribly sinful state of doubting the goodness in God.
Forbearance does not mean permissiveness. It is permissible, in fact it is incumbent upon a Muslim to act for the sake and in the name of God against people who are flagrantly and undoubtedly sinning, revolting against God, committing indecencies, hurting others---in order to make them stop, [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 6:49 PM