بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Aya of the day:
But those who have avoided Taghut, lest they worship it, and turned back to Allah – for them are good tidings. So give good tidings to My servants. Who listen to speech and follow the best of it. Those are the ones Allah has guided, and those are people of understanding. [Surat az-Zumar, 29:17-18]
Lesson of the day: Follow the best of speech
In the tafseer of this verse, Al-Jalalayn says that those who listen to speech and follow the best of it are those who follow what benefits them. Are you one of those people who let advice that people give you go through one ear and out the other? Or do you try to extract benefit from whatever you hear, and leave out what is not beneficial? If you are, then you are of those whom Allah has guided and of the people of understanding!
Sometimes it is easier to discard what people say because we don’t like them, or because we don’t like most of what they say. Yet the truly wise person is the one who tries to find benefit in what he hears and follows it.