Sunday, January 09, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Allah does command you to render back your trusts to those to whom they are due; and when you judge between mankind, that you judge with justice; verily how excellent is the teaching which He gives you! For Allah is He who hears and sees all things. [4: 58]

Hadith of the Day:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 'Allah has decided: "It is incumbent upon Me to bestow My love on those who love one another for My sake, meet one another for My sake, visit one another for My sake, and spend for each other for My sake." [Malik]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Beware of the flight of the blessings, for nothing that runs away returns. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
In making remembrance, one should start with seeking God's Forgiveness (istighfar) for his or her neglect and misdeeds, past or immediate. Istighfar is the process of asking God to remit our sins and cleanse us of their ill effects. One should say, for example, atleast one hundred times in a day astaghfirullah, which means, "I seek forgiveness from God."

One should also begin with benedictions on the Prophet (peace be upon him), that is asking God to bless him and grant him peace. Many scholars have specified benediction of the Prophet as particularly effective because it is a prayer that is guaranteed to be answered by God. When one prays on the Prophet (peace be upon him) , it is appropriate to imagine the Prophet teaching us guidance and the proper way to worship----essential teachings that we never would have learned had he not taught us. We must also remember God's love for him. [Purification of the heart]

Food for Thought:
Whoever busies himself with that which does not concern him, then he misses out on much of that which does concern him.

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