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Sunday, January 14, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 733
A chapter We have revealed, and which We have prescribed, wherein We have revealed clear signs so that you may remember. The adulterer and the adulteress are each to be whipped a hundred strokes; and don't let compassion for them overcome you where it concerns obedience to God if you believe in God and the last day. And let a group of believers witness their punishment. [24: 1,2]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever notices (another's) fault and conceals it is like one who brings back to life a female child that was buried alive. [Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
To stop performing good works for the sake of men is hypocrisy, and to perform them for the sake of men is polytheism. Sincerity is that God cure you of both. [Al Fudhayl]
Guidance of the Day:
The first rule of noble shame is to be ashamed before your Lord about things you do that God considers to be detestable and sinful. Then shame appears concerning lesser misbehaviors, such as lack of consideration for others' feelings, rights, and behavior; impoliteness, selfishness, aggressiveness, and so on. One should have shame in the presence of people with whom one interacts without forgetting to have shame in front of one's Lord.
Shamelessness is a sign of arrogance, weakness of spirit, and lack of religious seriousness and conscience. It is a sure sign of hypocrisy, especially if one manifests shame before other people but not before God and His Prophet. Who but a hypocrite would show himself to others as sorry for the things he has done wrong, but not repent to God who has created and sustained him, given him a mind to understand, and taught him how to live? Woe to the one who is hurrying through this life careless of God and man, and woe to the shameless hypocrite who shows regret to men for his lawlessness, seeking their pardon and approval, while forgetting the witness of God.
Shame is a clear sign of faith. Shame, which indicates having a conscience, is a great gift of God. It is a means of security against doing wrong, and a means of repentance and regret when one does wrong involuntarily. God loves the repentant. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Only the actions of the just smell sweet and blossom in the dust. One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive. The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead
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