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Tuesday, January 16, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 735
As for those who love for scandal to spread among those who believe, there is a painful penalty for them in this world and the hereafter. God knows; and you do not know. [24: 19]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever loves for the sake of Allah and hates for the sake of Allah and gives for the sake of Allah and denies for the sake of Allah has completed his faith. [Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The most important thing the believer needs to do is to keep watch over his attitude, if he is to purify his actions and succeed in his efforts. [Ibn Abbad]Guidance of the Day:
Failure through haste leads to disappointment, not only with oneself but also with others. While a person may have received a great deal of help in his endeavor, he is apt to attribute his failure to conditions such as social rules and regulations, other persons, and even God, all of which appear to the ungrateful to have opposed his attempt. With this terrible ingratitude for all the help he has received past and present; he begins to hate and fear everyone. This is a very dangerous situation. It is a clear case of unthankfulness toward man and God, for the one who is unthankful toward other people cannot be thankful toward God.
The one who is unthankful for whatever little he gets will not become thankful when he is given a lot. Thankfulness is to realize that all you receive is given; to value what you receive; to express your gratefulness to the one who gave. This creates love and unity among people, and unity is mercy. To be unthankful creates division among people and disunity causes pain. While ingratitude causes troubles and attracts God's wrath, thankfulness is a way to abundance in sustenance and God's grace. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after. He who stops being better stops being good. Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
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