Sunday, December 31, 2006

LESSON OF THE DAY 722

Eid Mubarak

Ayahs of the Day:
It is God who produced for you hearing and seeing and feeling: you are scarcely grateful. And it is God Who scattered you over the earth, and you will be gathered to God. [23: 78,79]

Hadith of the Day:
A liar is not he who settles disagreements between people and (as such) speaks well (of them to each other) and conveys good. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
That part of your life that has gone by is irreplaceable, and that which has arrived is priceless. [Ibn Ataillah]

Guidance of the Day:
Avarice is a sign of lack of faith in God, who provides the sustenance of His creatures. A stingy person both suffers himself and causes suffering in his dependents by skimping with what he possesses because he imagines that someday he may not have his present means. Thus from a fear of imaginary hard times for which he has no forbearance, he causes immediate pain.

He lacks the faith necessary to accept that what he has in his hand is not his. He believes that his future is guaranteed only by his own efforts. He also lacks the humanity and the intelligence to realize that what has been given to him is to be delivered to his and others' needs. The reverse of avarice is to be a spendthrift------to waste away all one's substance unnecessarily, for pointless things. This behavior is unacceptable both for humanitarian reasons and according to Islam. [The Path of Muhammad]

Food for Thought:
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. It is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. It is not only the greatest virtues, but the parent of all the others. There is as much greatness in acknowledging a good turn, as in doing it. Nothing tires a man more than to be grateful all the time.

1 comment:

irving said...

Excellent post :) I pray you had a blessed Eid, and Happy New Year!

Ya Haqq!