Thursday, November 18, 2004


Ayahs of the Day
O you who believe! If you obey some of those who have received the scripture, they will make you disbelievers after your belief. How can you disbelieve, when Allah's revelations are recited to you and His messenger is in your midst? He who holds fast to Allah shall be guided to a right path. [3: 100,101]

Hadith of the Day
Whoever is deprived of kindness is deprived of all good. (Muslim)

Wise Quote of the Day
Acquire knowledge because doing so is good, seeking it is worship, reviewing it is glorifying Allah, researching it is jihad and teaching it to the ignorant is charity.

Guidance of the Day
Fear (khawf) blocks two maladies: moral complacency and self righteousness. Having a good measure of fear is necessary to stay on the path. The Quran states that there are people who desire to continue in their wrongdoing throughout the entirety of their lives. They put off repentance as if they are guaranteed a long life.

Besides being simply wrong, another terrible flaw in this is that people die at all ages and never get a chance to repent and make amends. More over what kind of repentance is this when people intentionally indulge in sin banking on the possibility that later on in life, after all the energy and drive diminishes, they will turn in penitence to God? We know that God loves those who spend their youth obedient to Him and His commandments.

But when one reaches his or her deathbed, one should have absolute hope in God, certain that God will forgive and allow him or her entrance into paradise. This is having good thoughts about God. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought
Consider how much more you suffer from your anger and grief than from those things for which you are angry and grieved about. How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

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