Friday, February 18, 2011

LESSON OF THE DAY 1264

Ayahs of the Day:
And those to whom scripture was given did not become divided among themselves until after the evidence came to them. Yet they have only been enjoined to worship God sincerely in their way of life, devoted; and to practice regular prayer, and to give alms; that is true religion. [98: 4,5]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever eavesdrops on the conversation of the people who dislike to have him listening shall have molten lead poured into his ears. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The deceased await your imminent arrival, so gather now your provisions for that journey. [Dawud Tai]

Guidance of the Day:
One of the most important things we can do is to put things in perspective. Most of the things that upset us most are not life-or-death emergencies. In fact, I find it fascinating that when people are confronted with truly "big stuff" -- natural disasters, divorce, financial crisis, illness, death of loved ones, sick children, aging parents, and so forth --most of them are remarkably courageous and innovative. For some reason, we respond to major life events by rising to the occasion, calling on our inner strength, and getting through whatever it is that life has to offer. We pray, ask for help, become highly creative, and exhibit enormous endurance.

However, the same people (all of us) who somehow get through a chemical addiction, business disaster, or some other crisis, are often overwhelmed, bent out of shape, easily annoyed, stressed out, frustrated, and bothered by all the daily "small stuff" that is part of every one's life. Somehow, it's the little stuff, not the big stuff, that we struggle with the most.
[Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with the family]

Food for Thought:
Prayer time must be kept up as duly as meal-time. Begin to realize more and more that prayer is the most important thing you do. You can use your time to no better advantage than to pray whenever you have an opportunity to do so, either alone or with others; while at work, while at rest, or while walking down the street. Anywhere!

3 comments:

Aneebaba said...

As salaamu alaikum Iffath-ji

Things are not going well right now, study-wise. I just read this weeks lesson and the "bonus" line we get in the e-mail version from today's version, once again, spoke to me:

"Turn to Allah and know that Allah will protect you. Seek His help alone, for all the people of this world put together would not be able to benefit you unless Allah wills so. [al- Hadith]

I understand my current difficulties are from Allah (swt) difficult and heart-breaking as they are, but insha'allah, He will lead me out of this situation, as He has done in the past.

I humbly ask that if even just once, you remember me in your du'a - for Guidance, Forgiveness and Mercy for the Most Gracious, The Especially Merciful. I would greatly appreciate it - coming from such a pure Imaan-filled heart such as yours, it would mean so much.

Jazak'Allahu Khairan

Br. Anees

Mrs. Iffath Hasan said...

Walaikum us salam wa rahmatullah,

My heartfelt dua for you 'may Allah grant you with highest success in this world and the next, ameen.'

Iffath

Aneebaba said...

AMEEN!

As always, Jazak'Allahu Khairan / Shukria / Thank you so so much! Sr. Iffath. :-)