Monday, January 03, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
And if you fear a breach between them (man and wife), then appoint an arbiter from his people and an arbiter from her people. If they wish for peace, Allah will cause their reconciliation; for Allah has full knowledge, and is aquainted with all things. [4: 35]

Hadith of the Day:
A person is likely to follow the faith of his friend, so look whom you befriend. [Abu Daud & Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Be hard on yourself easy on others. [Imam Shafi]

Guidance of the Day:
The root cause of all good qualities is the lack of self satisfaction, and this conclusion is obvious because being dissatisfied with oneself prompts one to seek good character and to vigilantly avoid what is inappropriate.

There are three signs that someone is not content with himself. First is when a person checks himself, is self accusing, and wary of his intentions. One should ask himself, "Am I doing this for show or for the sake of God?" Second is being careful of the blemishes of the soul. The Prophet (peace be upon him) supplicated, "O God, do not leave me to the soul even for a blink of an eye." Third is forcing the self to do difficult things, for example, eating less and spending money in charity.

Abu uthman said, Whoever sees anything good about himself has not seen the faults of his soul." Being vigilant about one's faults does not imply self loathing or depletion of confidence. In fact, confidence gives one the courage to find fault in oneself. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Action is the biggest measurement of knowledge. All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

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