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Thursday, February 04, 2010
LESSON OF THE DAY 1187
Ayahs of the Day:
Say, "Do you see whether God destroys me or those with me or has mercy on us, who will shelter the disbelievers from agony?" Say, "God is the Benevolent One, in whom we believe and whom we trust, so you will know who it is that is in evident error." Say, "Do you see if your water happens to run off underground, then who will provide you with flowing water?" [67: 28,29,30]
Hadith of the Day:
No one has superiority over another except by piety and good action. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Knowing full well that you have many faults, you actively seek out the faults of others. [Ibrahim al-Adham]
Guidance of the Day:
Beware of injustice, for it will be darkness on the Day of Rising, especially injustice to others, which is never left alone by God. The Prophet, may blessings and peace be upon him, has said: 'The bankrupt in my nation is one who comes on the Day of Rising with numerous good deeds, but who has struck someone, insulted someone else, and taken the money of still another, when his good deeds are exhausted, some of their evil deeds are taken and added to his, after which he is cast into Fire'.
Therefor, if you ever wrong anyone, hasten to emerge from the situation by submitting to punishment if it is a legal offence, asking to be absolved if it is a matter of honor, and returning what you have taken if it is a financial injustice. If you find yourself altogether unable to make reparations for some of your injustices, then seek refuge in God with sincerity, urgency, and an acknowledgement of your powerlessness, that He may get your adversary to accept you; also pray in abundance and ask for forgiveness for those whom you have wronged. Defend the lives, honor, and wealth of Muslims as you defend your own, whether they be present or not. The one who supports a Muslim will be supported by God, and the one who deserts a Muslim will be deserted by Him. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]