Friday, November 26, 2004


Ayahs of the Day:
Many were the ways of life that have passed away before you, travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who rejected faith. Here is a plain statement to men, a guidance and instruction to those who fear God! So lose not heart, nor fall into despair; for you must gain mastery if you are true in faith. [3: 137,138, 139]

Hadith of the Day:
The case of a believer is wonderful: there is good for him in everything, and this characteristic is thexclusively for him alone. If he experiences something pleasant, he is grateful to Allah and at is good for him; and if he comes across some adversity, he is patient and submissive and that too is good for him. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not fix hopes on your health, and do not laugh away life. Remember how they walked and now their joints lie separately and the tongue with which they talked is eaten away by the worms. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
There is an inward and outward state in every human soul, with the inward being iman (the condition of the faith) and the outward being islam (the manifestation or practice of the faith). When the two come together inwardly and outwardly, the resulting balance is a truly beautiful human being, one generally called a muhsin, one whose worship and character are excellent. This is the taker of the straight path and what we all strive for and petition God for each time we stand in prayer.

The balance is to cling outwardly to the law and carry the spirit of ihsan inwardly. When Muslims deal with one another, they should incline toward clemency and mercy, not wrath and severity. It is more elevated act to reprieve than it is to exact justice. When love exists, there is no need for justice, what is meant by this is that when love is present and is allowed to override one's anger, the demand for retribution is quieted.
[Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed. So little done, so much to do.

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