Wednesday, December 22, 2004


Ayahs of the Day:
O mankind! Have fear of Allah, Who created you from a single soul, and from it created its mate and from the two of them spread abroad a multitude of men and women. Fear Allah in Whom you claim your mutual (rights), and toward the wombs (that bare you). Allah is ever Watching over you. Give orphans the property which belongs to them. Exchange not the good for the bad (in the way you manage their property), nor absorb their wealth into your own wealth. Indeed that would be a great sin. [4: 1,2]

Hadith of the Day:
One who has no compassion for others is not entitled for compassion (from Allah). [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
What can my enemies do to me? My Paradise is in my heart, it is with me wherever I go. To imprison me is to provide me with seclusion, to send me to exile is to send me away in the path of Allah and to kill me is to make me a martyr. [Inb Taymeeyah]

Guidance of the Day:
There is a necessary link between intelligence and morality, the willingness to put off a short term gain for a long term benefit that ultimately is greater and everlasting. This kind of intelligence is conditioned by Islam.
Blessings are either roots or branches. The roots are things like Iman, Islam, health, safety, and well being. The best of blessings are those connected with entering Paradise. Faith, patience, good character, swiftness in doing good, and promptness in worship are blessings of God and they are everlasting. Islam itself is the completion of God's blessings upon humanity.

The ornaments of this life are such things as a house, furnishings, and clothing. The more the one has of these blessings, the more he will be accountable for them. To be zahid (ascetic) does not always mean a lack of material possession. There is asceticism of the heart, in which one is not attached to the material world and is indifferent to it. In other words, a person's character and level of faith will not change if he loses his wealth. That's the sign of a zahid.But if one falls apart and plunges into despondency when losing something valuable, it shows an inordinate attachment to worldly life. [Purification of Heart].

Food for Thought:
To be idle is a short road to death, and to be diligent is a way of life, foolish people are idle and wise people are diligent. One should not die of a cold, one should die of having lived.

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