Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lesson of the Day 1354

Ayahs of the day:
But if anyone commits an error or a sin and then blames an innocent for it, he has taken on a burden of slander and open  iniquity. [4: 112]

Hadith of the day:
He does not thank Allah who does not thank the people. [Sunan Abi Dawood]

Wise quote of the day:
When the heart is imbued with love for Allah Most High, then each word creates an impression on the hearts of the listeners. [Shah Abdul Qadir]

Guidance of the day:
To fast every Monday and Thursday is also extremely meritorious. The Prophet (peace and blessing upon him) used to fast them and say, 'These are two days on which works are presented to the Lord of all beings. It pleases me that my works are presented even as I am fasting."

To fast on Friday is recommended, due to the merits and rank of that day, but on condition that it be paired with either Thursday or Saturday, for it has been transmitted that the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) discouraged the people from fasting it on its own. Generally speaking, one should fast with frequency, for it is a most effective manner of disciplining the soul and breaking its  passion, in softening and illuminating the hearts, and in refining  the senses and imposing rectitude upon them. There is in it an immense wage and a generous reward that has neither limit nor end. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. Cultivate only the habits that you are willing should master you. The chain of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. Each year, one vicious habit rooted out, in time ought to make the worst man good.

1 comment:

aneebaba said...

Salaam Sr. Iffath - Just wanted to let you know, I received one of those scam emails from your account via email..it started with "salaam" and had your name at the end..it was claiming to be from Iev Ukraine and asking to send money as "you" had been mugged and all valuable stolen etc. I hope no one who subscribes to the Yahoo group was fooled..might want to do some checking or at least change your password.

Jazak'Allah Khairan as always.