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Wednesday, January 03, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 724
Say, "To whom does the earth belong, and all creatures on it, if you know?" They will say, "To God." Say, "So won't you take warning." [23:84,85]
Hadith of the Day:
Hearing (about) a thing is not like seeing it. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The plea for forgiveness made without abstaining is the repentance of liars. [Dhun nun al Misri]
Guidance of the Day:
There are those who gather the goods of this world for no other reason than to pile wealth in their safes and count it as it increases. In reality, the gold is not in their safes, but stuffed in their hearts, so that there is no space left for any other love. This is one of the worst sicknesses of the heart and very difficult to cure, especially if one is afflicted with it at an older age.
The best cure is the remembrance of death, for the one who is afflicted with avarice is sick because he has forgotten death. Perchance through remembering it, the benefits due to generosity may dawn on him, and that thought will permit him to spend money on good deeds. If he is able to continue long enough, perhaps giving will become a habit and cure him of the worst of sicknesses. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you. Good habits result from resisting temptation. A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soils the pure white page. Each year one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.
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