Friday, August 31, 2012
LESSON OF THE DAY 1315
Ayahs of the day:
O you who believe, be conscious of God, and disperse that what remains of usurious interest, if you are believers. And if you do not, then take heed of war from God and God's messenger. But if you repent, you may have your capital; do not be unfair and you will not be treated unfairly. [2: 278,279]
Hadith of the day:
How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for all his affairs are good, and that does not apply to anyone except the believer. If something good happens to him, he gives thanks for it and that is good for him; if something bad happens to him, he bears it with patience, and that is good for him. [Muslim]
Wise quote of the day:
The wealthiest person is the one who has abundance of taqwa. [Dhunnun al Misri]
Guidance of the day:
Nothing is more harmful to mankind, in this world and the next, than sins. Almost no evil nor harm befall them except due to these. Therefore, a believer should be wary of sins to the extreme and ever remain as far away from them as possible. Should he commit one, he must hasten to repent to God, for He accepts the repentance of His servants, pardons evil deeds, and knows what you do.
Those who do not repent, they are unjust. They have done themselves an injustice by falling into sin, then persisting in it by not repenting as God had commanded them, while promising them to accept it. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]
Food for thought:
Spiritual courage is to wage war against one's egotism and to resist one's appetites. Moral courage is to speak the truth even when bitter, to be a witness for the truth even against oneself or one's kin, and to enjoin good and forbid evil against opposition.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 2:51 PM