Friday, December 07, 2012

Lesson of the day 321

Ayahs of the day:
Say, "O my God, possessor of all power, You empower whomever You will, and You strip power from whomever You will. You honor whomever You will. All good is in Your hands. Truly You are capable of everything." [3: 26]

Hadith of the day:
Whoever does not show mercy to people, Allah will not show mercy to him. [Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:
The one who is esteemed by people should deem himself worthy of no such honor or respect, so as not to fall into delusion. [Abdullah ibn Mubarak]

Guidance of the day:
Feel the imminence of death, for it is "the nearest hidden thing lying in waiting." A human being does not know, it may be that only very little of his lifetime remains, yet he is attending to this world and forgetful of the hereafter. Should he die in this state, he will return to God unprepared to meet Him. He might then wish to be reprieved, but will  never be granted that.

Only a fool who is prey to illusion harbors long hopes, procrastinates, and neglects preparing for death. Long hopes are but part of following the passions of one's soul and being deceived by its false hopes. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Behind every sin, there are various detriments and harms; spiritual, physical, social, financial, and many others. Some sins encompass all the harms whereas others some of them. The next time we feel like committing a sin, we should try to explain to ourselves that these body parts of ours if used against the wishes of Allah will be our enemies tomorrow.

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