Sunday, January 28, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 745
There are men whom neither business nor commerce can divert from remembrance of God, and persistence in prayer, and giving of alms, fearing a day when hearts and eyes will be transformed, that God may reward them for the best of what they did, and even grant them more, out of divine bounty. And God provides for whomever God will beyond accounting. [24: 37,38]
Hadith of the Day:
When you feel no shame, then do as you please. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Whoever is not thankful for graces runs the risk of losing them, and whoever is thankful fetters them with their own cords. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Carelessness of the tongue is the cause of much bitterness among human beings. Watch your tongue! It can produce the sweetest or the bitterest reaction. Have a care for the one who listens to what you say. Do not say anything unless you are sure that the one who hears it will understand it as you meant it. If one of these conditions is missing, you had best not say anything. Otherwise, even if you have the best of intentions, you may lead people astray.
Silence is better than useless speech. But speak loudly and clearly against tyranny, and against those who act against God and your faith. For no matter how humble your place in society, if you are aware of a wrong being done, to be silent is equally wrong. Although the reward goes to the courageous who speak out against what is ungodly, the Prophet permits silence for persons who may with certainty expect a disaster to fall upon them and those around them if they speak the truth. God is Ever-Forgiving. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for thought:
Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 3:04 PM