Tuesday, November 16, 2004


Ayah of the Day
By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you give (freely) of that which you love; and whatever you spend Allah is aware of it. [3: 90]

Hadith of the Day
The similitude of one who makes remembrance of his Lord and who does not is like the living and the dead. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day
Whoever forgets death will be punished in three ways: he will delay repentance, he will no longer be content with what is sufficient, and he will be lazy in worship. [Shaykh al Daqaq]

Guidance of the Day
It is wise to meditate on death. Many of the righteous forbears of Muslim civilization stressed that one should visualize the states of death and the afterlife; their bodies being washed and prepared for burial, being lowered into the grave, having soil cover them, being questioned
by the angels, climbing out of the grave on the Day of Resurrection, and being called to stand in judgment before God the Exalted.

Reflecting on death brings sobriety to one's state. But an overabundance of hope is a disease that leads to complacency and dampens the aspiration to do good, since salvation is something guaranteed (in one's mind). Too many will serve their passions like slaves and still consider themselves saved. In Islam, faith must be coupled with good works for one's religion to be complete. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought
Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

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