Wednesday, June 27, 2012

LESSON OF THE DAY 1311

Ayahs of the day: 
If you reveal acts of charity, they are excellent in themselves, but if you conceal them and get them to the needy, that is better for you. It will expiate some of your evils. And God is aware of what you do. [2:271]

Hadith of the day: 
“When someone with whose religion and character you are satisfied asks your daughter in marriage, accede to his request. If you do not do so, there will be temptation on Earth and extensive corruption.” [Al-Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day: 
Whoever desires to purify his heart then let him prefer Allah to his desires. [Ibn al Qayyim]

Guidance of the day: 
Beware of hardness, which is for the heart to become so coarse and callous that it is no longer affected by counselling, and neither softens nor is sensitive to the mention of death, of promises and threats, or of the events of the hereafter. Our predecessors have said, "four things are signs of wretchedness: hardness of the heart, dryness of the eye, avarice, and long hopes." So beware of these four. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]

Food for thought: 
Calamity is man's touchstone. Calamities are the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves. Calamity is the test of integrity. Calamity is a virtue's opportunity. It is only from the belief of the goodness and wisdom of a Supreme Being that our calamities can be borne in the manner which becomes a true man.