Saturday, October 30, 2004


Ayah of the Day
(Charity is) for those in need, who in Allah's cause are restricted and cannot move about in the land,seeking. The ignorant thinks because of their modesty, that they are free of want. You shall not know them by their mark, they do not beg importunately from people, and whatever good you give, be assured Allah knows it well. Those who spend (in charity) their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public, have their reward with their Lord, on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve. [2: 273, 274].

Hadith of the Day
Whoever desires that Allah increase his provision and extend his life, let him maintain his family ties. [Bukari].

Wise Quote of the Day
Invocating causes the vigilance that leads to the station of IHSAN, wherein the servant adores God, as if he saw Him with his very own eyes. It causes one to turn to God often, for whoever turns to God by remembering Him frequently will eventually turn to Him in all his affairs. [Ibn Ataillah]

Guidance of the Day

Being displeased with God's decree (Qadar) destoys deeds.We cannot choose what befalls us, but we can choose our responses to the trials of life,which are inevitable. How many times have we heard a person bemoan, "I do not deserve this" or "why me"? This attitude towards trials stems from the denial of God's omnipotence and that it is God alone who decrees all things.

God conscious people, when asked about what their Lord has given them, say all of it is good. They say this out of knowledge of this world, as a temporary crucible of trial and purification. Because of this elevated understanding, they are patient with afflictions and trials. [Purification of the heart]

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