Monday, October 08, 2012

Lesson of the Day 1318

Ayahs of the day:
Made to seen pleasing to humanity is love of desires for women and children and heaps and hoards of gold and silver, and domesticated horses, and cattle, and fields. Those are conveniences for the life of the world, while the finest resort is the presence of God. [3: 14]

Hadith of the day:
Fear Allah wherever you are, and follow a bad deed with a good deed to erase it, and treat people with a good attitude. [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
When death comes it does not return empty handed, so occupy every moment in preparedness of it. [Shaqeeq al-Balkhi]

Guidance of the day:
Long hopes are among the most noxious things to man. The meaning of long hopes is to think that residence in this world will be prolonged, this feeling overcomes the heart, which responds by behaving accordingly. Long hopes lead to over-preoccupation with this world and strenuous efforts to improve one's lot in it, until the point is reached when a person spends his whole time, night and day, thinking on how to improve it and acquire more.

He will pursue this, till both his heart and body become totally involved in this. Then he will forget the life-to-come, being occupied elsewhere, and will postpone doing anything for it. He will thus be diligent and earnest in worldly matters, and neglectful and procrastinating in what concerns his life to come. The correct thing would have been to strive in earnest for his life to come, which is the abode of permanence, the place of  residence. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]

Food for thought:
Life is short, time is precious, death is near, and the distance to travel great, while the moment of standing before God to account for everything, however insignificant is daunting and hard. Therefore, reform that which remains to you, and that which is past will be forgiven.

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