Monday, April 20, 2020

Pearls of Wisdom 435

1. The one who truly knows Allah fills all his moments seeking meaning,
and perpetually increasing in obedience. [Ibrahim bin Adham]

2. When death comes it does not return empty handed, so occupy every
moment in preparedness of it. [Shaqeeq al Balkhi]

3. Look at the heavens and realize Who its Creator is, and be wary that
He always knows your states. [Bayazeed al Bustami]

4. Try to cultivate six habits:

1. Take nothing from Allah's provision when you disobey Him.

2. Leave Allah's dominion when you intend to disobey Him.

3. Disobey Allah only where He cannot see you.

4. At the time of death ask for respite from the angel of death.

5. Do not allow the questioning angels into the grave with you.

6. Refuse to enter the Hellfire when you are ordered to -- If none
of these are possible then do not disobey Him.[Ibrahim bin Adham]

Monday, April 13, 2020

Lesson of the day 1433

Ayah of the Day:
And let not those who covetously withheld of the gifts of which Allah has given them of His Grace,
think that it is good for them; No, it will be worse for them; soon shall the things which they covetously withheld be tied to their necks like a twisted collar, on the Day of Judgement. To Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is well acquainted with all that you do. [3: 180]

Hadith of the Day:
By Allah even if Allah guides a single person through you, that would be much better for you than a whole lot of red camels. [Bukhari & Muslims]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Never forget that turning a blind eye to oppression and watching from the side lines is itself oppression. [Harun Yahya]

Guidance of the Day:
Overcoming the fear of blame is through the realization that their is no benefit or harm except by God's permission and plan. It is only God who can benefit and only He who can permit harm. If a person is worried about how others receive him, then he is not aligned with reality.

Being aware of God's attributes does not mean that people stop using their intellect, for we live in a world of causes. Their is room for diplomacy and discretion, particularly of knowing when it is best to say what. This discretion, however, is not informed by the fear of blame, but rather by clarity regarding one's objectives. Wisdom is completely different from seeking the approbation of others.

The inordinate fear of blame can lead a person to engage in prohibited matters or neglect obligations. The fear of blame interferes with faith. Deeds that are done for the sake God cannot share other intentions, namely, pleasing people or seeking their favor. Doing something for the sake of God is the manifestation of strong faith. Whether someone praises you or not is entirely inconsequential. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Life belongs to the living and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Allah Almighty Says:

Try to walk on My Way,
I will make all the ways easy for you.

Try to spend your wealth in My Way,
I will open oceans of treasures for you.

Try to leave your will for Me,
I will make your desired destiny for you.

Try to bear pain in My Way,
I will open the doors of care for you.

Try to believe in Me,
I will make sincere friends for you.

Try to be Mine,
I will make everyone for you.