Friday, February 06, 2015

Lesson of the day 1371

Ayahs of the day:
Believers, Wine and gambling and idolatry and divination are nothing but abomination from the works of Satan, so avoid them that you may thrive. [5: 90]

Hadith of the day:
Whoever would like to have his provision increased and his lifespan extended (and to be remembered after he dies), let him uphold his ties of kinship. [Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:
The one who is distant from the love of this world tastes the sweetness of loving the Divine, and these are not attained but through His generosity. [Ma'ruf Kharkhi]

Guidance of the day:
These days, severing kinship bonds and lack of concern for helping and treating them kindly has become rife. It may be that this is why the land has become afflicted with poverty and scarcity of provision, for it has been handed down that preserving kinship bonds lengthens lives and increases wealth, and that God has increased certain people's provisions and accrued their wealth, although He has never looked at them since He created them, and this for their preservation of their kinship bonds. Severing bonds and abandoning kindness will have the opposite effect. And Allah knows best. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.

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