Saturday, January 01, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
O you who believe! eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities; except it be a trade by mutual consent, and kill not one another. Surely Allah is ever Merciful to you. Whoever does that through aggression and injustice, We shall cast him into fire, and that is ever easy for Allah. [4: 29, 30]

Hadith of the Day:
A man marries a woman for four reasons i.e. either for the sake of her wealth, her lineage, her charms or her love of religion. Try to get one for her religiousness, may you be blessed. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Succeed with knowledge and live energetically forever, men are all dead, only the possessors of knowledge are truly alive. [Ali Radi Allahu anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Of particular benefit is that which extends beyond the individual or is difficult for the self, or the years of youth spend in avoiding wrongs and in willing obedience, or the contribution from the miser from the best of his wealth when he is of sound mind, seeking thereby the pleasure of God with absolute sincerity. All of these purify the heart, Moreover, doing a good deed which one conceals is also purifying; and the best of endeavors is one that purifies the heart.

Likewise, the most harmful of wrongs is what hardens the heart and was done with consistency. One of them is speaking a lot without mentioning God.

Sages have preferred a wrong that engenders humility to a right that clothes one in a gown of self righteous arrogance. An atom's weight of exalted praise worthy action from the heart-----like contentment with what one has, detachment from worldly things, and reliance (upon God) is better in God's sight than high mountains of external actions (without sincerity).

Indeed leaving a dollar because it is from a prohibited source is better than giving much in charity and (better than) several pilgrimages. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
An educated person knows the ways of the human heart; he is hard to cheat or fool, he can form healthy attachments where ever he is because he understands the dynamics of healthy relationships.

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