Saturday, February 22, 2020

Lesson of the Day 1431

Ayahs of the Day:

Those who purchase unbelief at the price of faith, not the least harm will they do to Allah,
but they will have a grievous punishment. Let not the unbelievers think that Our respite to
them is good for themselves; We grant them respite that they may grow in their iniquity;
but they will have a shameful punishment. [3: 177, 178]

Hadith of the Day:

A person who calls people towards doing good deed will get the same reward as those who
follow him and do good; and nothing will be diminished from the requital of the latter.
Similarly those who call people towards vice will have the same punishment as those who
follow him without any diminution in the punishment of the perpetrators. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:

All the doors to God are crowded except for one: the door of humility and humbleness.
[Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]

Guidance of the Day:

The next disease is the displeasure with blame. It runs against human nature to love it.
But the problem is when the fear of blame is coupled with the urgent desire for praise
and approval by others, which is often the case. Being concerned with "creation's
opinion" places a barrier between a person and the state of excellence in worship.

This is considered a disease because the result is guiding one's actions in difference
to the praise of people or in an attempt to avoid their blame or disapproval,
irrespective of the integrity or soundness of one's actions.

What we saw in the Companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) was complete
loyalty to the ethics of Islam. Many times they were confronted with decisions that
would evoke displeasure among the people and tribes around Madinah; but they
still made them in accordance to the teachings of Islam. The more that we worry
about how our decisions will be received by people, the thicker the veil becomes
with regard to God and His guidance. [Purification of the Heart].

Food for Thought:

Most men succeed because they are determined to, enthusiasm can be rated even
above the professional skill.

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