Wednesday, January 31, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 748
Don't you see that all creatures in the skies and on earth glorify God, even the birds on the wing? Each one knows its prayer, and its manner of praise. And God is fully cognizant of what they are doing. For the dominion of the heavens and the earth belongs to God, and the destination is to God. [22: 42,43]
Hadith of the Day:
Among the latter people of this Umma there will be a group that will have reward similar to that of the first people. They will enjoin good, forbid evil, and fight against those who cause strife. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The past and almost all that was in your possession during the past is not with you now. You may thus rationally come to the conclusion that the present and all that is in your possession will also leave you. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
If there is anything to love in this life, it is to love our Lord. What else is there to love but Him? But to believe in this, to be aware of this, we have to feel it, and we have to come to know Him. To know one has to learn, acquire the necessary knowledge. Whatever you do while remembering your Lord as you know Him will be the best deed and all will benefit from it; while if you spent your whole life achieving a thing, without knowing and remembering Him it will be vain.
Use your intelligence and seek His treasures hidden in you. But you value your appearance, your body so much, you think you are it. Many are fooled by the attractions of this world during our short life and forget God and the eternal life, while every moment should be spent in preparation for the Hereafter and in helping others to do the same. You live your lives worrying about tomorrow and regretting yesterday. What about Now? Time is a sharp sword if you do not know how to use it, it cuts the hand that holds it. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it. Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale is registered and recorded.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 5:45 PM