Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lesson of the day 1401

Ayahs of the day:
Say, "My prayer and my devotion, my life, and my death, are for God, Lord of all worlds, Who has no partners; that is what I have been ordered, and I am the first to acquiesce." [6: 161,162]

Hadith of the day:
Nothing repels the decree except supplications and nothing increases one's lifetime except righteousness. [Bukhari]

Wise quote of the day:
Love your Lord by serving Him -- for lovers are but the servants of the Beloved [a poet]

Guidance of the day:
Another kind of reflection is to reflect on this world and how evanescent it is, how full of preoccupations and vexations. Reflecting deeply on this leads to detachment from it, forsaking and losing desire for it.

Yet another is to reflect on the hereafter, how unending it is, how unadulterated its bliss, and how permanent its pleasures and joys. Reflecting deeply on these leads to preferring the hereafter, desiring it, and striving for it with determination.

There are many more avenues of reflection. The sharper a servant's insight and the broader and more abundant his knowledge, the vaster and more abundant his reflection. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Failure is a success if we learn from it. The one who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure. Always remember that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Formula for success -- rise early, work hard with ability and courage.