Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Lesson of the day 1394

Ayahs of the day:
Can one who was dead but whom We revived and gave light whereby to walk among humanity be like one in the darknesses from which there is no emerging? Thus are the doings of the atheists made to seem pleasing to them. [6: 122]

Hadith of the day:
Part of the excellence of a person's Islam is in leaving alone what does not concern him. [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
The source of every obedience, vigilance, and virtue is dissatisfaction with one's self. The source of every disobedience, indifference and passion is satisfaction with one's self. [Ibn Ata illah]

Guidance of the day:
Love of God is one of the most noble and elevated stations. He who is sincere in loving God the Exalted is driven thereby to prefer Him above all else, move with determination along the road of His proximity and good pleasure, strive in earnest in His obedience, do his utmost in His service, and forsake everything likely to distract him from His remembrance and proper behavior toward Him.

To love God the Exalted is for the servant to feel inclination in his heart, attachment, and passion for that holiest and loftiest of presences, extreme awareness of its sanctity and transcendence, together with extreme reverence of awe, free from any thoughts of comparability or illusions of limitation, for God is too Exalted. One of the best proofs that one loves God is to follow with excellence the Messenger of God -- may God's blessings and peace be upon him. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality. We pay when old for the the excesses of youth. We end up as we deserve. In old age we must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children we have earned. A comfortable old age is the reward of a well spent youth.

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