Monday, November 29, 2004


Ayah of the Day:
How many of the Prophets fought (in Allah's way), and with them (fought) large bands of Godly men! But they never lost heart if they met with disaster in Allah's way, nor did they weaken (in will). And Allah loves those who are firm and steadfast. [3: 146]

Hadith of the Day:
Be careful and follow Allah's commands perseveringly and Allah will protect you. You should safeguard His rights, and you will always find Him with you; if you need something ask Allah, and when you need help, solicit Allah alone for it. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Too much laxity concerning permissible matters pulls the heart backward in its journey until even a man of resolve ends up looking like a foolish boy. [Shaykh Ahmad al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:
The ultimate trauma of heedlessness is not seeing things the way they truly are. It is choosing a way of living that allows divine signs to pass one up without notice. The Prophet (peace be upon him) supplicated that God the Exalted show him things in their reality, distinguished and clear.

Ghafla is also heedlessness of what God has commanded and what He has prohibited, or seeing the difference between the two as irrelevant.

One of the cures for heedlessness is keeping good and sincere company. It is recognized in virtually all traditions and cultures that the company one keeps has inroads to one's heart and morality. When someone is surrounded by people who are sincere and trustworthy, he only stands to benefit from them. Even when a person errs, good companions remind him and set him right. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
The one who uses his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give, is bound to succeed.

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