Saturday, January 29, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Who can be better than one who submits his whole self to Allah, does good, and follows the way of Abraham the upright in faith? Allah (Himself) chose Abraham for a friend. To Allah belongs whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth. It is Allah that encompasses all things. [4: 125,126]

Hadith of the Day:
Charity does not diminish the wealth; Allah enhances the honor of one who forgives, and one who humbles himself for the sake of Allah, Allah exalts him in rank. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
When you find yourself slipping, remember Allah and the Last Day. If you died this very moment, is this a state you would want to die in? [Shaykh Faraz Rabbani]

Guidance of the Day:
The treatment for miserliness is realizing that those who achieve wealth usually do so only after exhausting themselves over long periods of time, working for it day and night. Meanwhile life passes on, and the time runs out. The culture of wanting more for the sake of more can literally occupy a person for life.

Reflect long and hard on the fact that just as people climb the heights of affluence and start to achieve what they have worn themselves out for, then death assails them without invitation. When death takes us and moves us on, our wealth stays behind for others to wrangle over and spend.

One must also realize the level of disdain shown to misers. Nobody likes a miser. Even misers loathe each other. Realizing the hatred people have for misers is enough to turn one away from their disease. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness, to an opponent tolerance, to a friend your heart, to your child good example, to your father deference, to your mother a conduct that will make her proud of you, to yourself respect and to all men charity.

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