Wednesday, January 24, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 742
We have already revealed to you clarifying signs, and an example from those who passed away before you, and counsel for the conscientious. [24: 34]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever's actions set him back, his ancestry will not hasten him forward. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
He who does not know the value of graces when they are present will know their value when they are absent. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Hopelessness (Despair) is a curse: a source of much mischief that eventually may lead to loss of faith. It starts with doubting God's beneficence and ends in believing that He does not exist. When someone loses his faith in God, there are no bounds to his mindless and heedless actions and behavior. When one does not fear God, it seems that misbehavior has no consequences. One loses track of all obligations, duties, consideration of others, ethics and moral.
When a person has lost hope of God's beneficence, his only concern is himself. He has lost his faith in God, so his ego becomes his god. He does not believe in the Hereafter or the Day of Judgment, so the worldly life is his only domain and his only chance is to make the best of everything in it. As he does not believe either in divine justice or in divine punishment, he has no scruples about committing criminal acts as long as he is not apprehended by human justice-----which he tries to sway in his favor if he can. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it. If you suffer injustice, console yourself; the true unhappiness is in doing it. Those who commit injustice bear the greatest burden.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:46 PM