Sunday, December 19, 2004


Ayah of the Day:
And their Lord accepted (their prayers): " Never will I suffer to be lost the work of any of you, whether male or female; you are (the offspring) of one another. So those who emigrated, and were expelled from their homes, and suffered harm in My cause, and fought and were slain, assuredly, I will remit from them their sins, and admit them into gardens beneath which rivers flow; a reward from Allah,and with Allah is the best of rewards."[3: 195]

Hadith of the Day:
Avoid cruelty and injustice for, on the Day of Judgment, the same will turn into several darknesses; and guard yourselves against miserliness; for this has ruined nations who lived before you. Miserliness led them to bloodshed and to treat unlawful as lawful. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Never assume that anyone in this world can really understand your own circumstances other than from the perspective of his own circumstances. [Shaykh Ahmad al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:
Among the faults of the soul is obliviousness to blessings. Its root lies in inattentiveness that whatever blessings you have, it is from God(Quran, 16:53). The blessings that come to us night and day, are beyond numeration, as the Quran reminds. These blessings come in all forms; what we can see and touch (by way of material goods: food, clothing, shelter, wealth, and the like), as well as what we cannot see (like safety, friendship, love, health, and protection from harm and calamity).

While we cannot count our blessings, we are charged to be grateful for having them. The fact that the Quran has been revealed to tell us to reflect on these blessings is in itself a great blessing, for the human being cannot on his own figure out how to live with guidance. To deny God's blessings can lead to outright disbelief and denial of God the Exalted. [Purification of the heart]

Food for Thought:
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that the men will begin to think like computers. Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.

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