Tuesday, December 14, 2004


Ayah of the Day:
And let not those who covetously withheld of the gifts of which Allah has given them of His Grace, think that it is good for them; No, it will be worse for them; soon shall the things which they covetously withheld be tied to their necks like a twisted collar, on the Day of Judgement. To Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth; and Allah is well aquainted with all that you do. [3: 180]

Hadith of the Day:
By Allah even if Allah guides a single person through you, that would be much better for you than a whole lot of red camels. [Bukhari & Muslims]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Never forget that turning a blind eye to oppression and watching from the side lines is itself oppression. [Harun Yahya]

Guidance of the Day:
Overcoming the fear of blame is through the realization that their is no benefit or harm except by God's permission and plan. It is only God who can benefit and only He who can permit harm. If a person is worried about how others receive him, then he is not aligned with reality.

Being aware of God's attributes does not mean that people stop using their intellect, for we live in a world of causes. Their is room for diplomacy and discretion, particularly of knowing when it is best to say what. This discretion, however, is not informed by the fear of blame, but rather by clarity regarding one's objectives. Wisdom is completely different from seeking the approbation of others.

The inordinate fear of blame can lead a person to engage in prohibited matters or neglect obligations. The fear of blame interferes with faith. Deeds that are done for the sake God cannot share other intentions, namely, pleasing people or seeking their favor. Doing something for the sake of God is the manifestation of strong faith. Whether someone praises you or not is entirely inconsequential. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Life belongs to the living and he who lives must be prepared for changes.

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