Sunday, June 21, 2020

Lesson of the Day 1435

Ayahs of the Day:
You shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in your personal selves,
and you shall certainly hear much that will grieve you, from those who received the
Book before you and from the polytheists, but if you persevere patiently, and guard
against evil, then that will be the determining factor in all affairs. [3: 186]

Hadith of the Day:
If you guarantee me six things on your part, I shall guarantee you Paradise: Speak the
truth when you talk, keep a promise when you make, when you are trusted with
something fulfill your trust, avoid sexual immorality, lower your gaze (in modesty),
and refrain your hands from injustice. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Meet people in such a manner that if you die, they should weep for you, and if you live
they should long for you. [Ali (Radhi Allahu Anhu)

Guidance of the Day:
In death there are 1,000 reposes for the Muslim. As long as you are in this world, there
is not a cell in your body that does not experience pain and disease. Once you are out
of this world all of this ends. For the believer there is comfort in death. It is being taken
from an abode of difficulty and trial to one of peace and unfathomable freedom.

In Islam the mourning period is short and should not be prolonged. The irony of extending
the mourning period is that it is rooted in the excessive love of this world. The more one
covets this world the greater sense of loss when a loved one dies.

Everyone will experience the loss of a loved one. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) lost
his son Ibrahim, he wept but also praised God, the source of life and death. People who believe in God and in the After life handle death well. The same is true with calamities and tribulations. [Purification of the heart]

Food for Thought:
If there is something we wish to change in a child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

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