Friday, November 09, 2012

Lesson of the day1319

Ayahs of the day:
Say: Shall I tell you of something better than what you have? For those who are conscientious there are gardens in the presence of their Lord, below which rivers flow, where they will abide; and pure spouses, and acceptance from God. And God sees the devoted, those who say, "Our Lord, we believe, so forgive us our sins, and save us from the torment of the fire." [3: 16,17]

Hadith of the day:
Do not regard any act of kindness as insignificant, even meeting your brother with a cheerful countenance. [Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:
The one who takes his wealth through unlawful means is deprived in trusting in Allah. [Abdullah ibn Mubarak]

Guidance of the day:
Long hopes lead a person to concentrate on this world and neglect the next. Whenever the thought of death occurs to him, or that he ought to be preparing himself for it with good works, he resolves to do so sometime in the future, once he can free himself from working for this world, as if it was his to decide when to die. This is the evil consequence of long hopes, beware of them -- and shift delays and procrastination to worldly matters, while dealing with those of the hereafter immediately and resolutely. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Imagine that you are to die the next day and return to God to stand before Him to be asked to account for your knowledge, behavior, and all affairs and states. What you see there as most important and useful to you is precisely what you must give priority and attachment to.

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