Saturday, December 18, 2004


Ayahs of the Day:
Our Lord! Those whom you will admit to the Fire, You have abased them. For evil doers there are no helpers. Our Lord! We have heard a caller calling to faith; "Believe you in your Lord!" So we believed. Our Lord! Therefore forgive us our sins and remit from us our evil deeds, and take our souls in the company of the righteous! Our Lord! And grant us what You did promise to us through Your messengers, and do not abase us on the Day of Resurrection. You never break the promise. [3: 192, 193, 194]

Hadith of the Day:
"O people! Give salaams, feed others, and pray at night while others sleep, and you shall enter Paradise in peace." [Tirmidhi & Ibn Majah]

Wise Quote of the Day:

In accordance with the real nature of things, it is the human that must conform to the Divine, and not the Divine to the human. [Seyyed Hossein Nasr]

Guidance of the Day:

The wealthy soul is one that is content. This contentment is not the kind that originates from stupidity or not knowing any better. It is contentment that is found by knowledge and by reflection on death and its meaning.

Second, the remembrance of death gives one energy to achieve good deeds: Wealth and sons are the ornaments of the life of this world, while enduring righteous deeds are better with your Lord in reward and better in hope (Quran, 18:46).

Third, remembrance of death engenders seeking repentance when one slips or errs, Penitence rectifies wrong action, and that is the gift of remembering death. When one lives with this realization, he or she becomes prompt in seeking God's forgiveness. Those who are heedless of death have no compunction in doing wrong, since death is not a factor in their lives. They carelessly view the Day of Judgment as some distant event hardly worth worrying about. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness and wisdom. We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

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