Friday, February 28, 2014

Lesson of the day 1348

Ayahs of the day:
When you are greeted with a salutation, give an even nicer greeting, or reciprocate. For God takes account for everything. [4: 86]

Hadith of the day:
Give sadaqa (charity) without delay for it stands in the way of calamity. [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
Wisdom can only be found in three people: the one who leaves the vain pursuits of the world, the one who seeks after the glories of the Hereafter, and the one who is intoxicated in his love for the Divine. [Yahya bin Mu'adh]

Guidance of the day:
There are good manners for the fast, without which it cannot be complete. Among the most important are that one keeps one's tongue from lying and backbiting, as well as from what does not concern one, to keep one's eyes and ears from looking at or listening to that which is prohibited or that which is superfluous. One should be circumspect and careful about what one breaks one's fast with.

He who fasts should also guard all his members, first from sins, then from unnecessary things. This is how the fast becomes complete and pure. How many a person may fast, suffer the hardship of hunger and thirst, yet because he does not restrain his bodily members from sins, spoils his fast. To refrain from sin is always obligatory, for fasting and non-fasting persons alike. However, it is more emphatically incumbent upon the fasting person, more of a duty for him -- may Allah give us the understanding. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]

Food for thought:
Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.

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