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Thursday, January 25, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 743
God is the light of the heavens and the earth. The likeness of divine light is as of a niche with a lamp inside; the lamp is in a glass; and the glass is as if a shining star, lit from a blessed olive tree, neither of the East nor of the West, its oil nearly luminous even without fire touching it. Light upon light; God guides whomever God will to divine light; and God gives people examples. And God is cognizant of everything. [24: 35]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever sincerely asks Allah for martyrdom, Allah will elevate him to the rank of martyrs, even if he dies on his bed. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Keep complete control over your temper and anger, because there is nothing more beneficial at the end and more productive of good results than such control. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
God is ever forgiving and compassionate. Hopelessness is a madness that makes a person vulnerable to falling into the betrayal of faith. Caught in time, like any sickness, it can be cured. It suffices to remember God's compassion, manifest in all the things with which one is blessed, and how similar troubles in the past faded away and were replaced by better conditions. Remember that the solution to problems does not depend entirely on our own precautions. Often these do not work, and sometimes, miraculously, they do so unexpectedly.
Despair primarily affects those who are attached to this world. People do not know what is ultimately good for them, but God does. And nothing happens in this world, or in our lives, except with the will of God. If we have faith, whether that which comes from God seems good or bad to us, it should make no difference. Such acceptance is the sign of a true Muslim, who submits to the Lord. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it. Whatever the human law may be, neither an individual nor a nation can commit the least act of injustice, against the obscurest individual without having to pay the penalty for it.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:55 PM
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