Monday, January 29, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 746
Or for those who disbelieved, their works are like a mirage on a plain, which the thirsty one thinks to be water, until he reaches it and finds nothing there----though he finds God with him, who pays him his due, and God is swift in accounting. [24:39]
Hadith of the Day:
A time will come upon the people when a person among them practicing his religion with perseverance will be like one clutching onto a cinder. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Contentment is the widest door to God, the garden of this world, and the resting place for God's servants. [Ibn Abbad]
Guidance of the Day:
On the Day of Judgment our own organs------our tongue, our eyes, our ears, our hands, and the rest of our physical being----will be witnesses against us. Above all, watch your tongue, for speech is the unique gift that God has bestowed only on the human being. The welfare of the rest of you depends on your tongue. The Messenger of God, when asked about the best thing a person can do to gain God's approval, said: "Watch your tongue."
The tongue is loose: it is hard to keep it straight. The best way to keep it from going astray is to close it inside the mouth and keep quiet. It has no control in itself: it babbles and makes noises unless it becomes a tool of the mind. To teach the tongue to speak only when necessary is a great exercise and demands a great effort.
It is best to consider the following rule: Speak only when you know that what you say is in accordance with truth mentioned in the Qur'an or the Traditions of the Prophet, or what the wise close to God or true scholars have said. Then make sure that those who listen to you understand what you say, and also that they will agree with you. Furthermore, make sure that people are able to put into action what they have heard from you. If any of these conditions is missing, it is best to stay silent. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
There is no real wealth but the labor of man. It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:57 PM