One of my good friends is a lovely lady who had converted to Islam years ago and has since raised a family of respectful boys. She was always a bit outspoken and never feared to let her opinion be known yet she was never pushy and always the neighbor there when you needed one. Recently I found out that she is ill with the same kind of disease my husband died of. Yet through her trials and medications, pain and tiredness she still finds time to sit on her computer to pass on valuable and often uplifting lessons for her dearest friends. So in an effort to share these wonderful tidbits that we can read in a minute or less, I am asking Allah to bless her soul with sadaqa jareeya (charity that continues in ones record even after death such as passing on knowledge, building a well, a masjid or school). So when you have completed reading these lessons, please make dua for this sister and all those who suffer from harsh diseases that God may give them patience and heal them.
In the name of Allah the Compassionate, the Merciful
Ayahs of the day:God gives wisdom to whomever God wishes; and whoever is given wisdom has indeed been given much good. But no one takes heed except those with understanding. [2: 269]Hadith of the day:He is sagacious who brings his soul to reckoning and works for what comes after death; and he is inadequate who follows his passions and harbors (illusory) hopes in God. [Tirmidhi, Ibn Maja]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 radi Allah anhu]Guidance of the day:Do your very best to come to your Lord with a heart that is free of idolatry, hypocrisy, heresy, and reprehensible traits of character such as arrogance, ostentation, jealousy, deceitful behavior toward Muslims, and so on. Seek God’s help and be patient. Strive in earnest and repeat often,“Our Lord, do not cause our hearts to swerve after You have guided us; and bestow upon us mercy from You, for You are the Bestower “(3:8). For this is how God has described those of His believing servants who are firmly steeped in knowledge. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]Food for thought:It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is what are we busy about? Whoever admits that he is too busy to improve his methods has acknowledged himself to be at the end of the rope. And that is always the saddest predicament which anyone can get into. What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence
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