Tuesday, January 23, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 741
Wed those among you who are unmarried, even the virtuous of your servants and maids. If they are poor, God will relieve them from the divine bounty. And God is All-Encompassing, All-Knowing. [24: 32]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever has faith in Allah and the Last Day should be hospitable to his guest, and whoever has faith in Allah and the Last Day should either speak what is good or remain silent. [Bukhari & Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
When we live for our Lord it becomes easy to live with each other. If in our personal relations we can come to embody the spirit of mutual love, mercy, and affection, we will be able to live together in harmony. [Imam Zaid Shakir]
Guidance of the Day:
Heedfulness----seeing the truth about yourself, your world, and your life, seeing God's hand in everything------will raise you to the level of being God's servant. Divine servanthood is the highest spiritual level to which any human being can aspire, because it is the level of the Prophet of God. To be a servant of God is total freedom: it is freedom from being a slave to the world. This freedom in turn frees one's will from being a slave to customs and habits, and permits it to seek with sincerity the Truth, the universal conscience. Finding that, you will be freed from all fault and rewarded with salvation and peace in this world and with spiritual bliss in the Hereafter.
O my readers, my brothers in faith, woe to us whose shoulders are heavy with sin! The beloved ones of God, feared Him, though there was no reason for them to fear. What makes us so secure? It is because we are asleep, unaware of our reality. Wake up from the deadly sleep of heedlessness. Love the ones who loved God and whom God loved. Try to follow them. Perchance God will count us among them. [The Path of Muhammad by Imam Birgivi]
Food for Thought:
It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it. If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember. Never does human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:47 PM