Tuesday, December 08, 2009

LESSON OF THE DAY 1168

Ayahs of the Day:
God created the heavens and the earth soundly, and formed you all, fashioning you expertly; and the destination is to God. God knows what is in the heavens and the earth, and knows what you conceal and what you reveal. And God knows what is contained in hearts. [64: 3,4]

Hadith of the Day:
You will not believe as long as you do not love one another. (Muslim)

Wise Quote of the Day:
All buildings eventually crumble, all cars end up in scrap yards and our own bodies are doomed eventually to die. From all this, we may conclude that surrender and submission are deeper truths than planning and will power. [Joel Ibrahim Kreps]

Guidance of the Day:
You must observe the obligations and the prohibitions, and increase your supererogatory (nawafil) devotions. For if you do this purely for the sake of God you will attain to the utmost proximity of Him, the gift of love shall be bestowed upon you, and then all your movements and times of stillness will become for and by him. This is the bestowal of sainthood or even vice-regency (khilafa).

So make haste! Make haste, if you are determined to reach the degrees of perfection and wish to attain to the ranks of men. The path is now clear before you, and the radiance of realization has appeared to you. Know that God has put much good into supererogatory devotions, through His grace and mercy, for many imperfections occur in obligatory worship. However, imperfections in an obligatory act can only be redeemed by an act of supererogation of the same kind: prayer by prayer, and fasting by fasting. Obligations are the basis and acts of supererogation are dependent upon them. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Thank you God for this good life and forgive us if we don't love it enough. What power has love than forgiveness. One forgives to the degree one loves. Forgiveness is the final form of love. To err is human, to forgive is divine, to continue in sin is devilish. Forgiveness is the fragrance that violet sheds on the heel of the one that crushed it.

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