Monday, January 22, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 740
Tell the believing men to lower their eyes and guard their modesty. That is more innocent for them; for God is fully aware of whatever they do. [24: 30]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever swears an oath by other than Allah has ascribed partners with Allah. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Death is such a painful experience that one should always be concerned about it and engage oneself in preparation for meeting death. One should be more cautious about it, particularly because nobody knows the time when it may come to pass. [Imam al Ghazali]
Guidance of the Day:
The cure for all ills is consciousness: to wake up from the sleep of heedlessness. What is needed is fear, fear of God-----not so much the fear of His punishment, but the fear of losing His love and care.
Religion is the awe of God. It is the conviction that you, and all and everything, are His. Everything that happens to you and to the universe is in His hands. You have no power except that which comes from Him. You have no say except as He directs you and orders you. And all He is and does and gives, and everything He directs you to do, is good. Thus the fear of God is this awe of His greatness and power in contrast to human nothingness. It should lead humanity to heedfulness of what is happening to us, and what we are expected to do. And it should make us realize how we have failed and thus draw us to repentance, to working with patience, to enduring the tests, to gratitude for the rewards we receive, and to an awareness of our unworthiness in the face of all God's gifts.
All this in turn brings people closer to God. It will bring you certainty instead of dreaming and enable you to see the real reality. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Write injuries in dust, benefit in marble. No man ever designed an injury to another, but at the same time he did a greater to himself. The injury we do and the one we suffer are not weighed in the same scale.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:25 PM