Friday, December 31, 2004


Ayahs of the Day:
Allah does wish to make clear to you and to show you the ordinances of those before you; and (He does wish to) turn to you (in mercy); and Allah is all knowing, all Wise. Allah does wish to turn to you, but the wish of those who follow their lusts is that you should turn away (from Him) far, far away. Allah does wish to lighten your (difficulties); for man was created weak. [4: 26, 27, 28]

Hadith of the Day:
None amongst you should observe fast on Friday, but only that he observes a fast before or after it. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Truth is timeless, and returning to truth is better than continuing in falsehood. [Omar Radi Allahu anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
The actions of those who strive out of hope are more resplendent and exalted than one whose striving is compelled by fear. This is especially true when the benefits of one's acts touch the lives of others, which is the case with sadaqa (charity) for the needy. There is so much hope in Islam, its creed and ethos are rife with optimism and buoyancy. Planting a tree from which birds eat reaps the planter reward so long as that tree stands.

Of particular benefit is that which extends beyond the individual or is difficult for the self, such as fasting for the glutton, one who has a difficult time controlling his or her food intake. The principle applies to the miser who is blessed enough to recognize his shortcoming, that he should battle his soul by giving charity, detaching himself from his want of wealth and its hoarding, no matter the internal resistance. The miser should give to cleanse his heart of miserliness; and the fear of poverty should not prevent him from giving. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
An educated man knows his rights and knows how to defend them, time does not hang heavily on his hand, he can be alone, he is never at a loss for what to do with time.

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