Saturday, December 11, 2004


Ayahs of the Day:
It is only Satan who suggests to you to fear his followers; but have no fear of them. Fear Me if you are believers. Let not those grieve you who rush headlong into unbelief; not the least harm will they do to Allah; Allah's plan is that He will give them no portion in the Hereafter, but a severe punishment. [3: 175, 176]

Hadith of the Day:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Allah says: " Whoever shows enmity to whom I befriend, I declare war against him." [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The essence of knowledge is to know what obedience and worship are. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
The key to avoiding or removing the disease of arrogance and boasting is to know yourself, your origin, and your ultimate return. Whoever is humbled for the sake of God, God elevates in rank. Haughtiness and gratitude cannot coexist in one vessel. Those who are grateful, God increases in goodness. The station of arrogance only invites humiliation.

Humility, by nature, leads to gratitude, for when one is humble before God the Exalted, only then does one see the vast mercy God bestows upon His creation, even upon liars and disbelievers.

In itself humility is a praiseworthy virtue, but when carried out excessively it results in abasement, and it becomes abject abasement before people. Abject humiliation is disapproved of even in the face of tribulation. Those who face tests with dignity and patience are praised. A hadith states, "A believer never humiliates himself." Being humble is different from humiliation. Having humbleness is one of the secrets of success, although it is hard on the soul. It is said, "Among the most noble things of the world is a rich man who is humble. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It is not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you had everything to do and you have done it.

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