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Monday, June 28, 2010
LESSON OF THE DAY 1225
Ayahs of the Day:
Then when the deafening noise comes, that day a man will flee his brother and his mother and his father and his wife and his children. Everyone of them that day will have enough to preoccupy him. Some faces will be glowing that day, laughing with delight; while some faces will have dust on them that day, covering them with grime -- those will be the shameless disbelievers. [80: 33 to 42]
Hadith of the Day:
On every Monday and Thursday the angels report the states of all humanity. All who have realized, admitted, and repented their sins are forgiven, except for the vengeful, who cannot repent because of their vengeance. [Tabarani]
Wise Quote of the Day:
He who truly fears his Lord has freed his tongue from vain talk, He whose heart is in the awe of his Lord, everything in creation is in awe of him. [Fudhail ibn Iyadh]
Guidance of the Day:
One frequently hears the villains of today replying when asked about why they abandoned obedience and committed transgressions, 'This is something God has predestined us to do; we cannot avoid it, and are but subjugated slaves.' This is the Fatalistic outlook, and those who hold such an opinion are implying, although not explicitly saying, that there was no point in sending Messengers and revealing Books.
How can someone who claims to have faith argue in favor of himself and against his Lord, when God's is the most profound argument against all His creatures? And how can a believer be willing to imitate the polytheists. And even the idolaters when they return to God will not be able to use such an untenable argument; on the contrary they will say: Our Lord! Our evil fortune overwhelmed us and we were people astray. (23: 106) [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]
Food for Thought:
The soul, uneasy and confined from home, rests and expiates in a life to come. The soul has this proof of its divinity: that divine things delight it. The soul alone renders us noble. Speech is a mirror of the soul, as a man speaks, so is he. The soul of man is immortal and clothed in many bodies. Abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.