Sunday, December 13, 2015
Lesson of the day 1391
Were you to obey most of those on earth, they would divert you from the way of God; for they follow only conjecture, and they are only guessing. Your Lord knows best who strays from the way of God, and knows best who is guided. [6: 116,117]
Hadith of the day:
Keep your evil away from the people and that will be a charitable act from your self upon your self. [Muslim]
Wise quote of the day:
Someone who seeks to travel the path of Allah should begin with a sound repentance from all sins. [Ibn al Haddad]
Guidance of the day:
Detachment of the world is one of the best saving things and worthy devotions. The essence of detachment is for the love and desire for this world to depart from the heart of the servant and it becomes so insignificant in his eyes that for it to withdraw and leave in scarcity becomes more pleasing to him and preferable than for it to come to him and make him affluent.
He who loves the world, desires it in his heart, and strives to amass it with the intention of enjoying its pleasures is one who loves the world and in whom there is no detachment at all.
He who inclines toward the world and desires it, not to enjoy but to enjoy it in benevolent and devotional pursuits is doing good if his behavior tallies with his intention. However, he is not safe from danger.
He who desires and pursues the world, but is unable to acquire it, remaining poor and destitute, he is a poor man, not a renunciate. If he is patient and contented in his poverty, he will have great merit and reward.
As for he who takes a large share of the world and enjoys its pleasures freely, then claims he neither desires nor loves it in his heart, he is presumptuous self deceiver. His claim is groundless and he cannot pretend to be following the example of any of the rightly-guided leaders and virtuous scholars, neither among the ancient nor the latecomers. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]
Food for thought:
What counts in a making a happy marriage is not so much as how compatible you are, but how you deal with your incompatibility. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. The difficulty with a marriage i
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