Wednesday, January 10, 2007

LESSON OF THE DAY 730

Ayah of the Day:
Then, when the trumpet is sounded, there will be no more relations among them that day, and they will not ask after each other; [23: 101]

Hadith of the Day:
For whomever Allah intends good, He grants him deep understanding of religion. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Don't be so sweet that people swallow you up, nor so bitter that they split you out. [Luqman the wise]

Guidance of the Day:
To avoid waste, one must take care even of the details. We must preserve our property, including stored food and clothes, books and papers, from vermin, humidity, heat and cold, or any other potential harm. Not finishing the food on one's plate, throwing away leftovers, or leaving crumbs of bread on the table are subtle offences of prodigality.

It is wasteful to eat too much; to eat when not hungry; to keep eating to satiation; and to eat something merely because it appears. To eat more than you need is permissible if you intend to fast the next day, or in order not to embarrass a hungry guest who is overeating at you table.

It must be understood that prodigality is sinful, not just because it wastes substance, but because this bad habit signifies a deeper depravity, such as ingratitude, carelessness, self-centeredness, arrogance, even faithlessness. Someone who is free of these transgressions and has good intentions, who eats well, dresses well, resides in large houses and lives well, careful not to spend his wealth on things God has forbidden, is not doing wrong. So long as he is not living as he does in order to show off, so long as he does not presume that he is better than others, so long as he shares his good fortune and is thankful, he is doing right. [The Path of Muhammad]

Food for Thought:
The owner should be an ornament to the house, and not the house to the owner. Home interprets heaven. He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in the home.

2 comments:

irving said...

A very wise quote, and excellent food for thought :) A good lesson for us all.

Ya Haqq!

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