Monday, February 16, 2015

Lesson of the day 1372

 Ayahs of the day:
Satan only wants to sow hostility and hatred among you with wine and gambling, and to hinder you from remembrance of God, and from prayer. So will you refrain? [5: 91]

Hadith of the day:
Be in the world as a stranger or a passer by. [Bukhari]

Wise quote of the day:
The heights of a person's wisdom are commensurate with his nearness to the Divine. [Sari Suqati]

Guidance of the day:
Marriage has many merits, advantages, and benefits, both in this life and the next. There is much encouragement toward it in the Book and Sunna. There is no reason for not marrying save incapacity or debauchery.

Marriage frees the heart from the whisperings of the Devil concerning women, such as may occur to a man during ritual prayer as he stands before God. Marriage helps keep one's gaze down and protect one's private parts. The merits of such benefits have been detailed in the Book and Sunna in such a manner as not to escape the notice of any knowledgeable, insightful person. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life. Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded. Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by day dragging, in all the thousand small uncaring ways. We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it.

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