Sunday, October 31, 2004


Ayah of the Day
Those who devour usury will not stand except as stands one whom the satan by his touch has driven to madness. That is because they say: " trade is like usury", but Allah has permitted trade and forbidden usury. Those who after receiving direction from their Lord, desist, shall be pardoned for the past, there case is for Allah (to judge), but those who repeat ( the offence) are companions of the fire, they will abide therein for ever. [2: 275]

Hadith of the Day

In the evening do not wait for the morning, and in the morning do not wait for the evening. Take from your health for your weakness, and fron your life for your death. [Bukhari].

Wise Quote of the Day

Unless you annihilate your selfish lowerself of desires and lusts through strict and sincere mujahada, your heart will never become illuminated with the light of knowledge. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day

There are only four possible states in which the human being can live: A person is either receiving blessings or tribulations from God, or is either living in obedience to God or in disobedience. Each condition invites a response.

When God gives a person blessings, the response is gratitude in all of its manifestations. According to sacred law gratitude is expressed first by performing what is obligatory, then by going beyond that in virtuos deeds or recommended acts. Gratitude is an awakening of appreciation in one's heart, an acknowledgement of what one has received. Abusing one's material assets is a flagrant act of ingratitude.

The response to tribulation is sabr, which is patience, perseverance, steadfastness, and resolve. This is what God demands from people in times of trial---a beautiful patience. (to be contd.) [Purification of the heart].

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