Friday, October 30, 2015

Lesson of the day 1388

Ayahs of the day:
And God is the one who created you from one soul, a residence and a repository. We have made the signs clear to people who understand. [6: 98]

Hadith of the day:
The first to be summoned to Paradise on the day of resurrection will be those who praise God in (both) prosperity and adversity. [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
The hijab is indeed an amulet (ta'weez) that wards off the evil eye. [Abdul Hakeem Murad]

Guidance of the day:
Among the greatest of saving things are to bear God's trials with fortitude, receive His favors with gratitude, and detach yourself from this world, for it is distracting you away from Him.

Faith has two halves -- fortitude and gratitude. The believer needs fortitude when calamities strike, in times of hardships, afflictions,or injuries, so that he does not panic, but retains his inner peace and dignity, does not feel anxious and impatient, but  returns to God humbly and submissively, with supplications and implorations, thinking well of his Lord, in the certain knowledge that God the Exalted only afflicted him with this trial because there is much good for him in it, whether it be raising his degree, increasing his good deeds, or expiating his sins. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Faith is like a muscle. It must be exercised to grow. Repeated experiences of having to trust what we can't see and repeated experiences of learning to trust that things will work out, are what makes our faith muscles grow strong.

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