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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Lesson of the Day 1361
As for those who believe in God with steadfast adherence, God will admit them to mercy from the divine, and grace. And God will lead them to the divine by a straight path. [4: 175]
Hadith of the Day:
The worst of the people in status on the Day of Resurrection will be the one whom people avoid for fear of his evil. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Hoping for Paradise without good works, hoping for the intercession of the Prophet ( peace and blessings upon him) without embodying the sunnah, and hoping for mercy while constantly in sin, are nothing but absurdities. [Ma'ruf al Kharkhi]
Guidance of the Day:
Among the most incumbent and important good manners of enjoining good and forbidding evil is to avoid arrogance, harshness, derision, and gloating over the sinners (should something afflict them), for these things cancel reward and attract punishment. Beware of them to the extreme! Be gentle, affectionate, flexible, compassionate, humble, and modest.
If the counsel given is rejected his reward will be greater, so let him be patient and bear with fortitude. Let his intention be to deliver both himself and his brother from sin. Let his attitude be that of one whose brother Muslim is in peril, threatened with drowning and burning for instance, when he is capable of saving him. God is he who grants success and support. Trust should be placed in Him and dependence should be upon Him. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]
Food for Thought:
An idle brain is a devil's workshop. Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible. Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind. That man is idle who can do something better. People who have nothing to do are quickly tired of their own company.
Posted by Mrs. Iffath Hasan at 4:07 PM
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