Saturday, December 25, 2004


Ayahs of the Day:
Allah (thus) directs you as regards your children's (inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females; if only two daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is half. For parents, a sixth share of the inheritance to each, if the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased left brothers (or sisters) the mother has a sixth. (The distribution in all cases is) after the payment of legacies and debts. You do not know whether your parents or your children are nearest to you in benefit. These are settled portions ordained by Allah; and Allah is All Knowing, All Wise. [4: 11]

Hadith of the Day:
No son can repay his father (for his affection and love), unless he finds him a slave and purchases him and sets him free [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
If those who do not possess knowledge avoid the scholarly discussion, disagreements will end. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
The stomach is the source of the key impulse of people. If a person can learn to control food, other issues of discipline follow, for gluttony is fuel for lust, and fasting breaks gluttony. Ramadan is a time to experience hunger with a good cheer and renewed gratitude. It is divorcing oneself from the world and being reminded of our spiritual soul. But a person can rob Ramadan of an important benefit by overeating at night in order to make up for what was missed during the day.

People who have a problem with eating should start atleast by lessening the portion of what they normally eat, which is the beginning of discipline. It is also advised to eat with other people.

If one wishes to enliven the heart, then give it time with its Lord in the stillness of the dark, even if it is only two rak'at. Shaykh Maliki says never leave the Night Prayer vigil even for a little time. What is important about the Night Prayer is consistency (which is true about all good things). Moderation ensures consistency and, as a result, the reaching of one's destination. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We were sentenced to die the day we were born. He who doesn't fear death dies only once.

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