Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Friday, January 12, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 732
And whoever prays to another deity beside God has no proof for it; his reckoning is with his Lord alone. The ungrateful will never be happy. So say, "My Lord, forgive and have mercy, as You are the best of the merciful. [23: 117,118]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever receives a favor and says to the doer, "JazakAllahu khair (May Allah grant you a good reward)," has excelled in his appreciation. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Jealousy, ostentation, hypocrisy, and hatred are the most common bad manners and shameful deeds, which need to be cleansed from the heart. [Shaykh al Kabbani]
Guidance of the Day:
Make haste in seeking salvation, in obeying your Lord, and in preparing for the Hereafter. But wait and be careful and take your precautions in worldly affairs-----for your haste may lay waste your efforts to gain your eternal life in the Hereafter. Another maleficent effect of haste is that it causes harshness, coarseness, and hard-heartedness. In one's hurry, one neglects considering other people.
Hurrying one's decisions and actions makes for the negligence, not only in regard to what happens to others, but also in regard to what happens to oneself. One may lose all sense of shame about one's mode of behavior-------and shamelessness is an abominable thing, detested by God. Shamelessness is either an attitude of total unconsciousness, or else an arrogance whereby a person thinks that all he does is right, no matter what harm it causes. Even when the harm done is proven to such a person, he is likely to smile. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune. It is the night of the mind, but night without moon or star. There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action. Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up the vacancies of the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:17 PM
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