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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 729
When death finally comes to one of them, he says, "My Lord, send me back, that I may do right by what I neglected." There is no way; for that is just talk. And before them is a gap until the day they will be resurrected. [23: 99,100]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever emulates a group is from them. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
If there is a good deed which is difficult, hold on to it, for in the end, the good deed will remain and the difficulty will perish. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
It is useful to understand that receiving or paying interest on borrowed money is unlawful in Islam because of the sinfulness of prodigality. Interest causes waste------certainly when it is paid, but also when it is received. For anything given and taken, when it has changed in kind and quantity or in value between the time it was given and the time it is taken, is considered depreciated and therefore wasted.
The definition of squandering is to throw money into a place from which you cannot retrieve it or receive any benefit from it. If you cast it into the sea, burn it, or tear it into pieces, if you gamble, drink, and debauch with it, or if you lend it improperly, it is all the same. Such behavior resembles permitting ripe fruit to rot on the tree, letting wheat go unharvested in the field, not repairing a roof when it leaks, leaving flocks to wander unprotected, and not taking care of yourself and your dependents. These are similarly wasteful and wrong. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Hell is truth seen too late------duty neglected in its season. To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer. The wicked work harder to reach hell than the righteous to reach heaven.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 1:49 PM
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