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Tuesday, January 02, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 723
And it is God who gives life and causes death, and the alteration of day and night is due to God; won't you understand? [23: 80]
Hadith of the Day:
Nothing is more honored in the sight of Allah than supplication. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Many are the slaves of bounteous blessings, but rare are the slaves of the Bestower of blessings. [Al-Jurayri]
Guidance of the Day:
Generosity is a laudable characteristic in a Muslim. It means spending from one's means for the near of kin and the orphan and the needy and the wayfarer, for God's sake, not for the glory or praise: the generous person does not look for thankfulness from the recipient of help. Large heartedness is even superior to generosity, and signifies three traits: to give away to the needy things one needs for oneself; to feel the need of others and to satisfy them even before they are aware of those needs themselves; and to hide from those whom one aids, and everyone else, one's involvement in providing help.
If you practice economy because you wish to live simply and humbly, even if your economy extends to your family and dependents, it is a good thing. But if economy becomes excessive, causing harm to your health and hygiene or to the well-being of your family, friends, and society at large, it is unlawful according to Islam. Such a person is as bad as a spendthrift. A balance has to be found between excessive expenditure and being remiss. [The Path of Muhammad by Imam Birgivi]
Food for Thought:
How small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living. A grave, wherever found, preaches a short and pithy sermon to the soul.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:36 PM
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