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Friday, January 05, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 726
Say, "In whose hands is the power that rules all things, who protects and needs no protection, if you know? They will say, "God's." Say, "Then how are you being deluded?" [23: 88,89]
Hadith of the Day:
For him who directs toward good is the same reward as the doer of it. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
God will beautify the inner faculties with contemplation for one who adorns his outer being with striving for God. [Abu Ali Ad Daqqaq]
Guidance of the Day:
The worst trick of this world is that it consumes the very short lifetime allotted to human beings, forcing its slaves to kill themselves by working for it, or by drowning themselves in drugs, alcohol, and gambling in the name of fun and games. Worse still, in doing so it pushes people to hurt and violate other persons and other creatures of God-----animals, plants, earth, water, and air alike. And the ambitions of this world's slaves have no end until they destroy themselves and those around them-----unless they come to see the true purpose of this world and this life.
One can pass the test of this life and save oneself from the calamities of this world by learning to oppose the false attractions it offers. To oppose this blind ambition for the world, one should learn to be satisfied with little, with nothing more than one truly needs.
All the warnings about the temptations and dangers of the goods of this world should not make us forget that money, wealth, and property are also God's gifts. A fertile field is given to us to till and plant and water. Thus we grow an orchard whose fruits we will gather, not only in this world, but also in the Hereafter. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Hatred is the madness of the heart. It is self punishment. A man who lives by not what he loves but what he hates is a sick man. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. When our hatred is violent, it sinks us even beneath those we hate.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:17 PM
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A powerful lesson, and a worthy one. Thank you.
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