Friday, January 19, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 738
Those who accuse chaste women who are careless but faithful are cursed in this world and the hereafter; and there is a tremendous punishment for them----on a day when their tongues and their hands and their feet will testify against them about what they had been doing. On that day God will pay them their just due in full, and they will know that God is the evident Truth. [24: 23,24,25]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever seeks refuge of you in the name of Allah, grant it to him. Whoever asks of you in the name of Allah, give to him. [Abu Dawud]
Wise Quote of the Day:
There is no minor sin when His justice confronts you; and there is no major sin when His grace confronts you. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Anger directed against a specific person or establishment is usually caused by disappointment. Disappointment occurs when someone depends on someone else for something and the one upon whom one depended did not deliver. People forget that a dependent has no claim to raise against the one upon whom he depends: the provider is neither obliged to deliver, nor is his ability to deliver guaranteed, nor has he obliged the dependent to depend on him. On the other hand, God has obliged us all to depend on Himself; His Treasures and Power are infinite, and adequate to satisfy our needs. All of us should depend on God alone.
God is the source of all, but He uses people and things as means. Therefore, depending on God does not mean not to look for help from His creation. Neither does it mean that one should not work toward the good and take precautions against the bad. But having done what a person is capable of doing, we should entrust our efforts into the hands of God, Who will give whatever result He esteems to be right, for whatever comes from God is good and right. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
A man who gives his children habits of industry provides for them better than by giving them a fortune. It is better to wear out than to rust out. The more we do, the more we can do. Nothing is denied to well-directed labor; nothing is ever to be attained without it.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:22 PM