Sunday, December 05, 2004


Ayahs of the Day:
If Allah helps you, none can overcome you. If He forsakes you, who is there, after that, that can help you? In Allah, then, let believers put their trust. No Prophet could (ever) be false to their trust. If any person is so false, He shall on the Day of judgment, restore what he misappropriated, then shall every soul receive its due, whatever it earned and none shall be dealt with unjustly. [3: 160, 161]

Hadith of the Day:
Should you come across some mishap, do not say: "Had I only done this and that things would have turned out so and so; but say only Allah so determines and did as He willed." Because the Phrase; "Had I" only opens the gates of evil conduct. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
You possess only whatever will not be lost in a ship wreck. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
is a malady of the heart that is closely related to rancor, extreme anger, and malice. Rancor is a pungent emotion that is rooted in being extremely angry at a person to the point that one wishes harm to come to him. But the ultimate victim of rancor is its carrier.

If a person feels rancor toward a particular person, he should show that person good will. By nature, people are naturally inclined to love those who do good to them. And if one shows a person good, feelings of rancor will fall to the wayside. Satan rejoices when believers fight with one another and bear negative thoughts.

If a person has rancor toward another believer, God shall not forgive that person until he forgives his brother, for rancor is a serious affliction that festers in one's heart and blocks good things from coming to one. [Purification of the heart]

Food for Thought:
Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.

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