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Sunday, January 21, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 739
O you who believe, do not enter houses other than your own homes until you have asked permission, and bid peace upon their occupants. That is better for you, that you may be aware. [24: 27]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever claims something not belonging to him is not of us, and let him take his seat in the Hellfire. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not press claims against your Lord because your request has been delayed, instead, press claims against yourself for slackening in your behavior. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Trust in God does not require leaving everything to Him without doing anything yourself. Conversely, working to obtain what you need or asking for other people's help does not mean that you do not trust in God. Indeed, to have a hand in filling your own needs is the best endeavor available to recommend you to God's favor. But in the hurry to accomplish something, a hasty person will not hesitate to cooperate with, befriend, even offer support to, a depraved, faithless sinner. This is most unbecoming to a believer and extremely dangerous even if these people occupy the highest positions and are very powerful.
All these failures in human behavior---hurrying through this life, which is our only chance to prove ourselves worthy of God's love; squandering His most valuable gift, our allotted time-----come about through heedlessness, being asleep. Because of heedlessness we become daring, fearless, dreaming that we are invincible knights while at best, we are powerless tools in the hands of God. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Ingratitude is a treason to mankind. Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:48 PM
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A very powerful lesson today, and a true on in every respect. I love this blog and its daily reminders and lessons. May Allah bless you for the good work you do for all of us.
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