Thursday, January 06, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
And what burden were it on them if they had faith in Allah and in the Last Day, and they spent out of what Allah has given them for sustenance? For Allah has full knowledge of them. Allah is never unjust in the least degree; if there is any good (done), He doubles it, and gives from His own Presence a great reward. [4: 39, 40]

Hadith of the Day:
There are three qualities whosoever have them, may taste the sweetness of faith: firstly one who loves Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) above all else, secondly one who loves someone simply for the sake of Allah, and thirdly, one who abhors return to disbelief, after Allah has rescued him from it, as he would abhor being thrown into the fire. [Bukhari &Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Upon Allah is the Bayaan (explaining), upon the Messenger is the Balaagh (conveying), and upon us is the Tasleem (willingly accepting). [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
The effect of the reviving light of wisdom upon the heart is that of a lush downpour upon the Earth. The learned are like rain that quickens a lifeless land. Sitting with esteemed company enlivens the heart and makes it more fertile for the growth of Imaan. It will take one from six things to six things: doubt to certainty; ostentation in one's acts to sincerity; heedlessness to remembrance; desire for this world to desire for the Hereafter; arrogance to humility; and a bad internal nature to an excellent one. Imam Ibn Ataillah advised the same: "Do not take as a companion someone whose state will not elevate you and whose speech does not direct you to God." [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
The best provision is piety. If sin had an odor, everyone would be sitting alone.

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