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Thursday, January 11, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 731
And those whose balances are heavy will be the happy ones, while those whose balances are light are the ones who have lost their souls, to abide in hell: [23: 103,104]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever intends to perform the pilgrimage should make haste in doing so. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Your obedience does not benefit Him, and your disobedience does not harm Him. It is only for your own good that He has commanded the one and prohibited the other. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Haste is an urge; an emotional impulse, into which it is difficult to intervene with intellect, as emotions are quicker than reason. It pushes a person hurriedly in the direction of a thing wished for, without much reflection or examination as to whether the thing itself is really desirable or right, or whether one's hurried action is the right action. It is a bad habit, for it fools people into thinking that the work done is complete, although (since one has not given the necessary attention to its integral parts and details) it will eventually fall apart.
Haste seems harmless, even desirable to some people. Yet in addition to causing waste of valuable time, effort, and means, it is the root of many disastrous human failings. It has strange after effects. Some people even hurry their daily ritual prayers. Shortening and hurrying their recitations, and rushing through their bowing and prostration, they may miss the prayers in the proper positions or make mistakes, thus causing their observance to be unacceptable to God and failing in their religious duties. Precipitateness in one's actions, spoken declarations, and thoughts and emotional reactions often cause breaches in the good behavior and character befitting the faithful. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
An idle brain is the devil's workshop. Idleness is stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind. That man is idle who can do something better. Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:13 PM
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