Thursday, January 27, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Allah did curse him (Satan), but he said: "I will take of your servants a portion marked off;and surely I will mislead them, and I will create in them false desires; I will order them to slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them and they will change Allah's creation. Whoever choses Satan for a friend instead of Allah is assuredly a loser, and his loss is manifest. Satan makes them promises, and creates in them false desires; but Satan's promises are nothing but deception. Those will have Hell as their refuge and find no escape from it. [4: 118,119,120,121]

Hadith of the Day:
Plenty of provision or abundance do not make a person rich and wealthy, real richness is the benevolence of the heart. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Islam is such a set of principles and beliefs that it will satisfy every seeker of truth.[Ali radhi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
In Islam, it is an anathema to give away in charity what is shoddy and inferior. There is parsimony and miserliness in this. The Muslim tradition is to give away from what one loves; God blesses this charity and extends its goodness.

Generosity is one of the highest virtues of Islam and one of the manifest qualities of the Prophet (peace be upon him), who was known as the most generous person. The word for generosity here is derived from karam, which also means nobility. In fact, one of the most excellent names of God is al-Kareem, the Generous. It is better to go beyond the minimum of what the Sacred law demands when giving Charity. This generosity is an expression of gratitude to God, who is the Provider of all wealth and provision. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.

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