Friday, December 17, 2004


Ayahs of the Day:
In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are signs for men of understanding. Those that remember Allah standing, sitting, and lying down, and meditate upon the creation of the heavens and the earth. "Our Lord! You have not created this in vain. Glory be to You! Protect us from the punishment of fire. [3: 190, 191]

Hadith of the Day:
A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands. And an emigrant (Muhajir) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
O' People who take pleasure in a life that will vanish, falling in love with a fading shadow is sheer stupidity. Whoever desires to purify his heart then let him prefer Allah to his desires. [Ibn al Qayyim]

Guidance of the Day:
Maurice Bucaille, the well known French physician, said that what attracted his interest in Islam was how North Africans in France faced death. As a physician exposed to disease and death, he observed many of his own country men not knowing how to die or handle death.

The fear of death is natural. Reflexively, one protects himself from it. The Prophet (peace be upon him) encouraged believers to desire a long life for two reasons: to make up for past iniquities or to increase good deeds.

The one who remembers death is ennobled by certain characteristics. One of them is contentment and lack of covetousness. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Contentment is a treasure that is never exhausted." He also prayed, "O Allah, provide for my family with what suffices them and grant them contentment with it." [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude, don't complain. Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you will understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.

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