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Thursday, June 10, 2010
LESSON OF THE DAY 1223
Ayahs of the Day:
This is a message for any who wants to remember, in honored scriptures, elevated and immaculate, by the hands of scribes honorable and upright. Man is ruined -- what makes him scoff? Of what did God make him? From a drop. God created him and enabled him, and smoothes the way for him, then causes him to die and entombs him, and then will resurrect him at will. But no, he has not fulfilled what God commanded him. [80: 11 to 23]
Hadith of the Day:
Do not ever doubt that truthfulness always eventually will lead you to success and good, and that doing good will lead you to salvation and Paradise. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Gaining a little certainty is better than all that the world contains; for this is an increase which draws one to the Eternal abode. [Dhunnun al Misri]
Guidance of the Day:
Matters which concern you are of two kinds:
Firstly, those which suit you, such as good health and prosperity. Resentment is inconceivable here except through looking at those who possess more of these things than you do; your duty is then to be content with what God has allotted you because His is the right to do as He pleases in His kingdom, or better still because He has chosen what is best and most suitable for your circumstances.
Secondly, that which does not suit you, such as misfortunes, illnesses, and infirmities. It is then forbidden that you be discontented and restless in this regard; it is better to accept these things contentedly and surrender (to God's will). If you cannot, then patiently endure for the sake of God. The Prophet said, may blessings and peace be upon him: 'Worship God by being content, and if you cannot, then know that in patient endurance of that which is unpleasant lies much good.' [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]
Food for Thought:
He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him. There is indeed a God that hears and sees whatever we do. God is light that is never darkened; and unwearied life that cannot die; a fountain always flowing; a garden of life; a seminary of wisdom; a radical beginning of all goodness. Who has God has all; who has Him not, has less than nothing.