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Friday, April 27, 2012
LESSON OF THE DAY 1307
Ayahs of the day:
Those who spend their money seeking to please God and to strengthen their own souls are like a garden on a hill; when a heavy rain hits it, it brings forth double its fruits. And if a heavy rain does not hit it, then dew. For God sees what you do. [2:265]
Hadith of the day:
The Abdal in my community will not enter the Garden by their works, but by God's mercy, clean breasts, generous souls, and compassion for all Muslims. [Bayhaqi]
Wise quote of the day:
People count with self satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their prayer beads, but they keep no beads for reckoning the number of idle words they speak. [Imam Ghazali]
Guidance of the day:
He who is satisfied with Islam as religion will revere its rites and sacrosanct things and will persistently strive to acquire the kind of knowledge and perform the kinds of works which confirm it and increase it in ability and steadfastness. He should be happy with it, anxious for it not to be taken away from him, respectful of its people, and averse to those who deny or antagonize it.
He who is satisfied with Muhammad (peace and blessing upon him) as Prophet should emulate him, follow his guidance, adhere to his law, uphold his Sunna, magnify his rights, and abundantly invoke blessings and peace upon him. He should love his family and companions, invoke God's mercy and satisfaction upon them, and be concerned for the Prophet's community and of good counsel to them. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]
Food for thought:
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding. An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason. Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. Anger begins with folly and ends with regret.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 11:46 AM
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