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Tuesday, January 30, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 747
Or (the unbelievers condition) is like the layers of darkness in a fathomless sea, covered with waves with waves over them and clouds over those; layers of darkness one over another, such that if one stretched out his hand he could hardly see it, and whoever God gives no light has no light at all. [24: 40]
Hadith of the Day:
A time will come upon the people in which it will not concern a person whether what he acquires is from a lawful or an unlawful source. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Let not obedience make you joyous because it comes from you, but rather, be joyous over it because it comes from God to you. [Ibn Ataillah]
Guidance of the Day:
Do not squander the treasure of your essence, know your origin, be heedful, show patience, purify yourself with the flames of love, keep your soul pure. Beware, the body is but your animal of burden which carries your soul. If the desires of its flesh and its lust carry you away and you think you are one and the same as it, you bray instead of pray, you lose your humanity. Do not cover the light of your heart with the dark veils of unconsciousness. Otherwise your soul may forget its communion with its Lord at the beginning and take this temporal life as its end.
Watch your heart turn it toward Truth. Keep your heart clean and at peace. Thus you will not drift away from your self. And if you know yourself, you will find Him in your heart. Do not sell yourself cheap to this world for a day's worth of fun and games that your flesh demands. Use your mind, chose eternal life in Paradise. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
Leisure is a beautiful garment, but it will not do for constant wear. Employ your time, if you mean to gain leisure. We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 6:08 PM
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