Friday, November 19, 2004


Ayahs of the Day
O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of submission (to Him). And hold fast altogether, to the rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves, and remember with gratitude Allah's favor on you. [3: 102, 103]

Hadith of the Day
Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should say the good or remain silent. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day
Devotion of one's religious duty (taqwa) is the foundation of all that is good, it is a source of worldly benefit, a source of wisdom (hikma),and all kinds of knowledge (ulum) of purity of heart and of many secrets. [Shaykh Abdul Qader Jilani]

Guidance of the Day
Some assumptions are not permissible, such as holding a bad opinion about someone who manifests righteous behavior. This is something that is very easy to have but is harmful to brotherhood and injurious to one's own spiritual growth. This is allowing conjecture into one's heart without having facts.

Scholars have advised one should even beware of forming conclusions based on the bad appearances of people, for it could be that God veils their goodness from others. Having a bad opinion of someone without cause is considered a malady of heart. Often associated with this disease is backbiting, speaking ill of another person behind his or her back.

Suspicion in the heart that effect's one's thoughts and opinion of another person is called backbiting of the heart. This is not permissible. The Prophet [peace be upon him] said "Beware of a bad opinion because it is the most false of speech."

Food for Thought
No man can think when his fists are clenched. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

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