Saturday, December 30, 2006
LESSON OF THE DAY 721
And you do call them to a path that is straight, while those who do not believe in the hereafter are swerving from the path. [23: 73,74]
Hadith of the Day:
The (true) maintainer of kinship is not one who merely reciprocates. The (true) maintainer is the one who reconciles ties when they are severed. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Death is an occurrence of which exact time is not known to anyone. Be prepared then to meet death at anytime, lest it should take you unaware and unprepared. [Luqman the wise]
Guidance of the Day:
Another affliction that keeps us from developing the good characteristic of forbearance is to believe in bad omens and bad luck. This conception can even drive people to consulting fortunetellers, soothsayers, and oracles in order to thwart imagined bad signs. This is a sin in our religion, which is based on intelligence. There are many prophetic traditions on this subject.
The opposite of believing that others can bring you bad luck is to believe that somebody or something can bring you good luck. You may feel elated by being in the presence of a saintly person and believe that the contact will bring you good fortune. You may be surprised on a sacred religious holiday by meeting someone you love whom you have missed, and consider that a good omen. A deep saying or the counsel of a wise person may touch you and seem to change your life. Positive incidents like this are to be accepted as good.
To believe in such omens enforces our positive wishes and strengthens our will to do good. There must not be any belief that such incidents have some influence over God's will or over one's destiny! They should only increase our hopes to receive good news, which can only come from God. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Gracefulness has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul. Grace is to the body, what good sense is to the mind. Beauty and grace command the world.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 12:03 PM