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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1063
Haven't you seen someone who takes as his god his own foolish desires? God has, knowing (him as such), let him stray, and has sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a veil over his sight. So who guides him aside from God? Will you not then receive the warning. [45: 23]
Hadith of the Day:
You must adhere to truthfulness, for truthfulness leads to righteousness. And, verily, righteousness leads to Paradise. A person continues being truthful and seeking honesty until he is recorded with Allah as an honest person. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The most meritorious of the acts or services of worship is knowing and loving God Almighty, being beneficial to humanity, and seeking God's approval and good pleasure in whatever one does, always being in pursuit of what is the truest and highest ideal in life. [Fethullah Gulen]
Guidance of the Day:
Do not be rigid in your decisions that you are unwilling to reverse them when necessary. We must hold Truth in higher esteem than unthinking obstinacy. Reversing a decision for a good reason is not the same as indecision. When we reverse a decision with reason, we have executed two strong choices. When we fail to decide and fall prey to wishy-washy lethargy, we have made no choice, and remain weak.
If you decide to wait, then do it with resolution, and not procrastination. Many decisions require a gestation period before they can be brought to birth. When you perceive such a necessity, decide to wait. This is not a sign of weakness, but wisdom. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Sin has four characteristics:
self-sufficiency instead of faith,
self-will instead of submission,
self-seeking instead of benevolence,
self-righteousness instead of humility.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:45 AM
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