Tuesday, April 13, 2010

LESSON OF THE DAY 1206

Ayahs of the Day:
It is We who have sent the Qur'an down to you as revelation: so be constant to the wisdom of your Lord, and don't be obedient to the sinner or the disbeliever among them: and invoke the name of your Lord morning and evening, and bow to God at night, and glorify God long into the night. As for these, they love the ephemeral and leave behind them a grave day. We created them and energized them; and whenever We wish We'll substitute their like by a change. [76: 23 to 28]

Hadith of the Day:
The most miserable and most incompetent of men are those who cannot even pray. And the stingiest of men are those who do not greet others when they see them. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Good character is a disposition deeply ingrained in the soul from which beautiful acts spring easily. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
Fourthly, patient renunciation of desires, which are all those boastfully worldly things to which the soul inclines. Perfect patient denial is attained by inwardly stopping the soul from thinking and leaning toward them, and outwardly restraining it from seeking or coming close to them.

This kind of fortitude is helped by knowledge of the distraction from God and His worship which comes from seeking and fulfilling desires, the risks of falling into the suspect and prohibited things and the arousal of greed for the world and the wish to remain therein so as to be able to enjoy its pleasures. God will honor the one who grows accustomed to denying himself his desires by removing the love of these things from his heart. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. Until you value yourself; you won't value time, until you value time, you will not do anything with it. Time is the coin of your life. Let him know who would enjoy a good future (the hereafter), waste none of his present.

3 comments:

lutfi belwael said...

Salam, can you please tell me which translation of the Quran you are using. It's beautiful mashaAllah.

Mrs. Iffath Hasan said...

The translation that I have been using is by Thomas Cleary.

lutfi belwael said...

Jazakallah khair. May Allah shower you and I with barakah. Ameen.