Tuesday, October 26, 2004


Ayah of the Day
O' you who believe cancel not your charity by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like those who spend their substance to be seen of men, but believe neither in Allah nor in the last day. They are in parable like a hard barren rock on which is a little soil, on it falls heavy rain, which leaves it (just) a bare stone. They will be able to do nothing with aught they have earned. And Allah guides not those who reject faith. [2: 264]

Hadith of the Day

If the son of Adam possessed a valley of gold he would want to have two valleys, yet his mouth will only be filled by earth. Allah turns towards those who turn to Him in repentance. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day
Devotion to one's religios duty (taqwa) is the foundation of all that is good, it is a source of worldly benefit, a source of wisdom and all kinds of knowledge of purity of heart and of many secrets. [Abdul Qadir Jilani].

Guidance of the Day

Recognizing that there is no harm or benefit except with God purifies the heart of vain pursuits and ostentation (Ri'ya). Veiling one's actions from the eyes of others is its practical treatment and also the frequent recitation of SARAH AL IKHLAS.

This does not mean never do good deeds in front of others, but do them also when others are not watching. Each person is a shepherd of his or her own soul. The root source of ostentation is desire , wanting something other than a source other than God. The cure is actively and sincerely seeking out purification of the heart by removing four things: love of praise,fear of blame, desire for worldly benefit from people, and fear of harm from people. May Allah help us in our understanding and practice, ameem. [Purification of the heart]

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