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Thursday, January 18, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 737
And let not those from you who are blessed with grace and abundance of means resolve by oath against helping their relatives, those in want, and poor and those who have left their homes in Allah's cause: Let them forgive and overlook, do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Most Forgiving, and Most Merciful. [24: 22]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever visits a fortune-teller and asks him about something, his prayer will not be accepted for forty nights. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not delude yourself into thinking that your children will attend to you without your having looked after your own parents. [Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad]
Guidance of the Day:
An angry person can try to change his character through moral exercise, through purposefully showing acceptance and consent toward whatever happens. And it is necessary to educate oneself by studying multiple sides of an affair in order to become convinced that one is not always right, and that things appearing to be wrong at first sight may not turn out to be so in the long run. Above all, one should remember that "everything good, and everything that appears to be bad, comes from God, " and God is Good and Merciful.
Let it not be forgotten that neither troubles, real or imaginary, nor sins committed, are destined in themselves. They are a potential in everyone's fate, which some arrogant people draw upon themselves as tall trees draw lightning. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants. Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?
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