Tuesday, November 09, 2004


Ayahs of the Day
(They say), "Our Lord do not cause our hearts to go astray after you have guided us, and bestow on us mercy from your presence, for You are the Granter of bounties without measure. Our Lord! It is You Who shall gather mankind together to a day of which there is no doubt; for Allah never fails in His promise." [3: 08,09]

Hadith of the Day

Glad tidings to the one busied by his own faults from the faults of others. [Bazzar]

Wise Quote of the Day

Abstaining from the unlawful is the beginning of renunciation (zuhd) of the world, just as contentment with one's lot is a branch of satisfaction with the will of God. [Abul Qasim al Qushayri]

Guidance of the Day
God divides the provision of people into two kinds: inner (batini) and outer (zahiri). The outward provisions include such things as food, shelter, and well-being. Inner provisions include knowledge, good character, contentment, and similar qualities. Even the people in a person's life (friends, teachers, spouse, family, and so on) are considered provision.

Along with the provision that God gives, He also has given the means by which one must seek out his provision. There should be no confusion between the means of attaining wealth and wealth itself. When one starts to believe that his wealth is in the hands of another person, this creates a breeding ground for diseases, such as coveting what others have, doing whatever it takes to get it, and becoming angry when one does not receive what he expects. One must trust in God and seek refuge in Him for resorting to illicit livelihood out of fear of not having enough wealth. [Purification of the Heart]

O' Allah make us content with what You have provided us with and include Your Blessings in them, ameen.

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