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Sunday, February 04, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 752
Say, "Obey God, and obey the messenger of God. But if you turn away, then his only obligation is his duty, and yours is your duty. If you obey him you will be guided, but the messenger's only obligation is clear communication." [22: 54]
Hadith of the Day:
Worship Allah as if you see Him, and if you do not see Him, certainly He sees you. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
There is no good in wealth without generosity; there is no good in brotherhood without caring for one another. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
You cannot wait to repent, because repentance takes time, needs certain conditions, and a lot of effort. It suffices not to say Astagfirullah (" I ask pardon of God"). First one has to be aware of what one did; then one should know and admit that it was wrong; then one regrets what one did; then sincerely decides not to do it again and asks God's help. But all this still does not help until one has undone the wrong deed. Give back what you took, heel the heart you broke, build what you destroyed. It is said that the sign of one's repentance is that one cannot commit that sin ever again.
Repent and do not forget that there is that day when your fortune, your fame, your family, and friends on whom you count and depend in this life will be of no help to you. Only your faith in God, service to others for His sake, your submission to Him and your love for Him may obtain His mercy and your love for and obedience to His prophet will secure his intercession for you. And God's messenger says: Do your accounting now, before the time you have to do it on the judgment Day. [The Path of Muhammad]
Food for Thought:
No evil is without its compensation. The less money, the less trouble; the less favor, the less envy. Even in those cases which put us out of wits, it is not the loss itself, but the estimate of the loss that troubles us.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:38 PM
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