Saturday, November 27, 2004


Ayahs of the Day:
Allah's object also is to purge those that are true in faith and to deprive of blessing those that resist faith. Did you suppose that you would enter the Garden before Allah had tested those of you who really strived (in His cause), and who remained steadfast. [3: 141, 142]

Hadith of the Day:

Leave alone that which involves you in doubt, and adhere to that which is free from doubt, for truth is comforting and falsehood is disturbing. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:

Organize your time in a matter appropriate to the time's specific need using gentleness and toleration and be weary of either harshness or laxity. [Shaykh Ahmad al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:

As for anger as a disease of the heart, there are two cures. One of them removes anger when it comes, and the second suppresses or thwarts it. The first cure is to remember the extensive praise and goodness associated with forbearance and humility. The main reason people become angry is because they are filled with themselves; their egos get in the way.

The ethic promoted here is simply letting go, not allowing insult to penetrate and manipulate one's emotion. It is about keeping control, feeling secure. Humility and forbearance are praised in poetry and by all the different sages, even outside the religion of Islam. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said that God elevates a person who is humble for the sake of God; but whoever tries to exalt himself, God debases him.

One can also control anger by recognizing that nothing takes place without God's leave; there is no power and might except with God. This life is a crucible of trial, and those who are heedless of this react severely when trials come upon them. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said "the strong man is not the one who can wrestle people, but the man who controls himself when he is angry". [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:

A budget tells us what we can afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it. It's not our salary that makes us rich, it's our spending habits.

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