Sunday, February 03, 2013

Lesson of the day 1325

Ayahs of the day:
And let there be a people among you who invite to good and enjoin what is fair, and forbid what is repugnant; it is they who thrive. [3: 104]

Hadith of the day:
Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him uphold ties of kinship. [Bukhari]

Wise quote of the day:
Unless there is consciousness in the heart, no amount of effort or ritual can change one as a person. [Ali al-Hujwiri]

Guidance of the day:
It is said that in the hereafter each human being is shown the hours of his days and nights in the form of closets, each day and night make of twenty four closets. Those hours which were occupied with service to God will be seen to be filled with light, those which were occupied with disobedience will be filled with darkness, while those where neither obedience nor disobedience took place will be empty.

When he will look at the empty closets he will become filled with regrets for not having filled them with light by acts of obedience. But when he will look at those which are filled with darkness, at that moment were it possible for him to die of regret and grief he would have died, but there is no death in the hereafter.

He who has acted in obedience to God will constantly be joyous and satisfied, his joy and happiness increasing as days go by. But he who has disobeyed God will be distressed and aggrieved; his distress and grief increasing endlessly. So choose for yourself -- may God have mercy on you -- since you are still in the place of choice, that  which will benefit and elevate you, for once you die you loose all your choice. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer up somebody else. So of cheerfulness, and or  good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains. The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness. Cheer up! The worst is yet to come!

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