Sunday, June 05, 2016

Lesson of the day 1400

Ayahs of the day:
As for those who divide their religion into sects, you have nothing to do with them; their business is up to God, who will inform them of what they were doing. For whoever brings about good, there is ten times its like; and whoever brings about ill will not be repaid but by the same; and they will not be wronged. [6: 159,160]

Hadith of the day:
All humans are sinners, and the best sinners are those who repent much. [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
This worldly life is a deceiving form of enjoyment if it diverts the person from seeking the Hereafter. However, if it calls a person  to seeking Allah's pleasure and seeking the Hereafter, then it is an excellent means. [Sa'eed ibn Jubair radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the day:
Upright reflection has numerous benefits and great benefits. There are different kinds of reflection. The best and most noble is to reflect on Divine acts and signs and wonders of His making in earth and heavens. He who reflects deeply in these gains an increase in his knowledge of God, which is the greatest elixir.

Another kind of reflection is to reflect on the favors and blessings that God bestows upon you, both religious and worldly. Reflecting deeply on these leads to an increase in one's love for God and induces one to thank Him.

Another kind of reflection is to reflect on the immensity of God's rights upon you and your numerous short comings in fulfilling His rights of Lordship. Reflecting deeply on these leads to fear, awe, and shyness of God the exalted and induces one to strive resolutely and in earnest to obey Him and fulfill His rights. [Counsels of Religion by Iman al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Life is a long lesson in humility. Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream about the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. The great use of life is to spend it for something that will out last it.

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