Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
If anyone contends with the Messenger even after guidance has been plainly conveyed to him, and follows a path other than that becoming to men of faith, We shall leave him in the path he has chosen, and land him in Hell--What an evil refuge! [4: 115]

Hadith of the Day:
No man fills a pot worse than his stomach. For a person few mouthfuls are sufficient to keep his back straight. But if he wants to fill his stomach then he should divide it into three parts and fill one-third with the food, another third with drink and leave one-third empty for easy breathing. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The means to the haram (forbidden) are also haram. [Ibn Abd al Salam]

Guidance of the Day:
The refusal to give what is obliged according to sacred law or to virtuous merit is the essence of miserliness, which is mentioned among the diseases of the heart. Miserliness in the form of not giving Zakat is explicitly forbidden. The same is true with one's obligation to support his wife and children.

In terms of valor, one should never create difficulty over paltry matters. When it comes to debt, it is far better for the creditor to be flexible and magnanimous, than demanding and unbearable. This is especially true when the creditor is not in need of repayment, while the debtor faces hardship. An understanding and compassionate creditor is one who has the valor. It is an Islamic ethic that a wealthy person have magnanimity, generosity, and the demeanor of lenience. When paying charity, one should smile and be humble. It is a privilege to be in the position to give charity and an honor to fulfill a divine obligation. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't. Faith is courage, it is creative, while despair is always destructive.

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