Wednesday, January 17, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 736
O you who believe! Do not follow the footsteps of Satan: If any will follow the footsteps of Satan, verily, he will command what is shameful and wrong. And if not for the grace of God on you, and divine mercy, not one of you would ever be innocent; but God purifies whom God will, and God is All-Hearing, All-Knowing [24: 21]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever defers the debt of a poverty-stricken person or remits his payment, Allah will grant him room in His shade. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Every drop of sweat and every breath we take in life, if not taken for the sake of Allah, will lead to regret and sorrow on the Day of Judgment. [Ibn al Qayyim]
Guidance of the Day:
Haste is difficult to control because our emotions take hold of us much faster than our intellect can intervene. The worst of all emotional upheavals is anger. Usually a person suffers this violent feeling when he cannot have what he wants, when what he thought was right turns out wrong, or when he feels that his rights are being violated and he calls this injustice and reacts.
Selfishness makes him blind to the fact that what he wants may belong to someone else; that what he thought of as right may be in direct opposition to law, order, and the customs of society; that what he felt as a violation of his rights may be a restraint put upon him to save him from disaster. Above all, he forgets that what happens to him is a part of his destiny, designed by God. When one reacts violently against men and God, and totally loses one's reason and mind, then a human turns into a wild animal. That is why anger is a curse, and one of the greater sins. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. The wavering mind is but a base possession. He is no wise man who will quit a certainty for an uncertainty. A man without decision can never be said to belong to himself.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:36 PM