Sunday, March 29, 2020

Pearls of Wisdom 434

1. Repentance of liars is mere lip service, for the true repentance liberates one from
sins. [Rabia Basri]

2. Even after burying your own parents you take no lesson; knowing that death is
inevitable, you choose to remain heedless of it. [Ibrahim al Adham]

3. He who desires honor in this world should not make his needs known to anyone
in creation, nor should he seek out the faults of any other. [Bishr Al Hafi]

4. The wealthiest person is the one who has abundance of taqwa (God consciousness).

5. Satan does not bother to misguide the one who runs after the world for he is already
misguided. [Mohammad Waa'se]

6. Those who Allah loves are granted three things -- the overflowing generosity of
the river, the illumination of the sun, and the humbleness of the earth.
[Bayazeed al Bustami]

7.He who truly fears his Lord has freed his tongue of vain talk. [Fudhail ibn Iyaadh]

8. He whose heart is in the awe of his Lord, everything in creation is in awe of him.
[Fudhail ibn Iyaadh]

9. The one who remains fearful of Allah is never touched by the worries of the world.
[Sufyan al Thawri]

10. One's wordly abstinence is commensurate with one's longing for the world to come.
[Fudhail bin Iyaadh]

Monday, March 23, 2020

Story Worth Reading....

There was once a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him
a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must
hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.

He discovered that it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all.

He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy should now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same!"

(When we say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one! It won’t matter how many times we say 'I'm sorry', the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one! We need to learn to control our anger and we need to learn to forgive and Forget!)

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Lesson of the day 1432

Ayahs of the Day:
Allah will not leave the believers in the state in which you are now until He separates what is evil
from what is good; nor will He disclose to you the secrets of the unseen. But He chooses of His
messengers whom He will, so believe in Allah and His messengers. And if you believe in Allah
and guard yourself against evil, yours will be a reward without measure. [3: 179]

Hadith of the Day:
Do not consider even the smallest good deed as insignificant; even meeting your brother with a
cheerful face (is a good deed). [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it
today. [Malcolm X]

Guidance of the Day:
When people give up enjoining what is right or even admitting that there are absolute and objective
values that are not subject to whims of mankind, then evil spreads. At the end of earthly time, the
world will virtually be without witnesses to truth, and truth will itself be scarce. No one will defend it.
One of the signs of end of time is the giving of the world to the disbelievers, with Muslims abandoning Islam and its claim upon Muslims to defend the truth and censure what is wrong. The truth has the power to penetrate the hearts of people, even those whose hearts have a seal. Humanity has a right to have witnesses living among them, those who are willing to defend the truth no matter how unpopular it may be. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
When one door closes another door opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

Monday, March 02, 2020

Pearls of Wisdom 433

1. The wise one is too judicious to waste his time in nonsense and to spend
his money in something that will not bring him return.

2. Determination can overcome unsurmountable barriers. It is the fuel that
propels one to higher virtues.

3. It is not enough to be merely intelligent; one needs true guidance as well.

4. Every true man, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants, lives
so as to give a meaning and a value to his own life.

5. Life has value only when it has something valuable as its object -- for the
Believers it is the Akhirah (the Afterlife).

6.No material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense
of living for a purpose.

7. Life is full of opportunities -- no great man ever complains of want of

8. Do whatever you do intensely. The immature mind hops from one thing to
another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.

9. The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his activity.

10. Adversity introduces a man to himself. He knows not his own strength
who has not met adversity.