Tuesday, December 23, 2008
LESSON OF THE DAY 1075
The model of the garden promised to the conscientious: in it are streams of water made pure and clean; and streams of milk whose taste never changes; and streams of wine that is bliss to those who drink it; and streams of pure honey. And there is every kind of fruit for them there, and forgiveness from their Lord. Is that like the state of those who remain in the fire, and given boiling water to drink, and it lacerates their guts? [47: 15]
Hadith of the Day:
If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Allah's generosity is connected to gratitude, and gratitude is linked to increase in His generosity. The generosity of Allah will not stop increasing unless the gratitude of the servant ceases. [Ali radi Allah anhu]
Guidance of the Day:
When we take from the great bounty of God, but refuse to give it, we remain entrapped in a web of self. Sharing what we have received, spiritually and physically, is the true expression of brotherhood. When we give to all what God has given to us, God shall not diminish our supply, but only increase it.
When we perform an act of service and consecrate it in the name of Love, we align ourselves with all the selfless servants of humanity through whom the world has ever been blessed. When we reach out to another, we join all the devotees of loving kindness. When we work for God, we cannot fail. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, friends, the health, and the children you have earned. A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 9:18 AM