Monday, November 08, 2004


Ayahs of the Day
It is He Who has revealed to you the Qur'an. Some of its verses are precise and clear in meaning; they are the Mother of the Book; while others are allegorical. Those with a swerving in their hearts pursue the allegorical, to seek to create dissension by seeking to explain it. Yet no one knows their explanation except Allah. Those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: " We believe in it; it is from our Lord," but only man of understanding really heed. [3:07]

Hadith of the Day
Whoever eaves drops on the conversation of the people who dislike to have him listening shall have molten lead poured into his ears. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day

If men seek to draw near to God, they must seek Him in the Hearts of the men. They should speak well of all men, whether present or absent, and if they themselves seek in a light to guide others, like the sun they must show the same face to all. [Abu Sa'id]

Guidance of the Day

Covetousness is the root cause for many iniquities, like slander. A person who slanders another does so for some perceived gains. For example, he desires to instill negative thoughts in others toward the object of his scorn. Covetousness can be so overwhelming that it occupies one's mind during salah. It also leads to insincere praise of others to get something from them.

What makes the process difficult is living in a time when the abnormal is made to seem normal. The Qur'an warns that satan seeks to adorn things before human eyes, so that we do not see things for what they are. As such even covetousness is adorned. It leaves one with the feeling of desiring more, which leads to a culture that cannot be satisfied. Covetousness, if it is not for God and His religion, will be for worldly things. Hence we need to place it
in the proper place. [Purification of the Heart]

O' Allah give us the true understanding of this world and of the next world, ameen

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