Keeping alive the Islamic tradition of scholarship, insight, and purification...one day at a time.
Friday, December 14, 2007
LESSON OF THE DAY 963
Hasn't man seen that We created him from a drop? For behold, he is an open disputer! As he applies similes to Us, he forgets his own creation, saying, "Who could enliven bones that have rotted?" Say, "The one who first created them will bring them to life, knowing all about every creature, the One Who produced fire for you from the green tree, from which you then kindle fire. [36: 77 to 80]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not consider anything correct insignificant, even meeting your brother with a happy face. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The body by its nature burns in fire except those whose souls have been infused into their bodies, and their bodies became souls during this life. Those are the ones who love God and who live for God and who die before dying. [Imam Birgivi]
Guidance of the Day:
There are very few people in the world who think originally. Most people act like puppets, mimicking the latest trends in fashion, voicing the popular opinions, and catching the same diseases, thinking, at the slightest sniffle, "I must be coming down with the flu that's going around." The few people who do think originally and have the courage to act on their inspiration are hailed as geniuses, trend setters, and saints.
We are all geniuses, through God's wisdom. We can each set a trend toward God in our own lives, even if no other person ever follows (and probably they will follow if we are sincere in our own striving). And a saint is nothing other than an ordinary person, have no special dispensation; their portion of God is no greater than your or mine. They just recognize the God within, and live without. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Faith without works is nothing worth,
As dead as door-nail unless deeds follow.
Workless faith God never regards,
Faithless work God never regards.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:27 AM
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