Monday, December 17, 2012

Lesson of the day 1322


Ayahs of the day:
Say, "If you love God, then follow me; God will love you and forgive you your sins; for God is most forgiving, most merciful." [3: 31]

Hadith of the day:
Do not envy one another, do not artificially inflate prices against one another, do not hate one another, do not turn away from one another, do not undercut one another. Be, O slaves of Allah, brothers." [Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:
The result of fear (of Allah) is that one is able to leave the forbidden, and the result of hope (in Allah) is that one remains firm footed in one's obedience. [Shaqeeq al Balkhi]

Guidance of the day:
Know that frequent remembrance of death is a good thing and to be encouraged. It brings important benefits and profits, among which are short hopes, detachment from the world, contentment with little, and desire for the hereafter accompanied by gathering provision of good works in preparation for it.

One of our ancestors said, "Consider, anything that you do and would be pleased for death to come to you while doing it, keep to it; but anything that you do and would detest death to find you doing it, avoid it!" Reflect on these words -- may God have mercy on you -- for they are of immense benefit for he who would act accordingly. Success and help are from God, there is no other Lord than He. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Hadda]

Food for thought:
The way of seeking guidance is to have close living relations with living scholars in one's land. The point of life is not to live the minimum, but to follow the means of increasing in faith and piety (taqwq), which are the best keys for electhood (wilaya), and the good pleasure of Allah Most High.

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