Tuesday, December 02, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1068
And We have enjoined on man goodness to his parents; his mother carried him in distress and bore him in distress: and his gestation and weaning take thirty months. Then when he attains his full maturity, reaching forty years, he says, "My Lord, inspire me to be grateful for the kindness You have bestowed on me and on my parents; and to do good pleasing to You. And grant me good luck in my issue. I turn to You, acquiescent." They are those from whom We accept the best of what they have done, and for whom We overlook their sins, in the company of paradise, as the true promise they have been promised. [46: 15,16]
Hadith of the Day:
Be beloved to Allah during times of prosperity, He will know you in times of adversity. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Death must come to all, but life and faith are not objects of ridicule. Truth will outlast all mockery: it is Allah who calls, because He cares for you. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]
Guidance of the Day:
If we feel irritated because we do not receive a "thank you" from someone for a kind act, then we did not do it out of a desire to give love; we did it to receive something, and this is not service; it is business. When we do not receive acknowledgment for a gift or an act, we should be grateful, for this means we did it for God.
God sees all we do, even if no one else does, and He will reward us more faithfully than anyone in the world ever could. "Be not like the hypocrites who say their prayers and do good acts to be noticed by others. Do your service in secret, and your God will reward you." Those who know God know that the best way to serve God is to serve people. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Sins are like circles in the water when a stone is thrown into it; one produces another----When anger was in Cain's heart, murder was not far off. Every sin is a mistake, as well as a wrong; and the epitaph for the sinner is, "Thou fool!"
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 8:25 AM