Monday, January 10, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If you differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if you do believe in Allah and the last day; that is best, and most suitable for final determination. [4: 59]

Hadith of the Day:
A servant of Allah will remain standing on the Day of Judgment till he is questioned about his age, how he spent it; and about his knowledge and how he utilized it; and about his wealth from where he acquired it and in what (activities) he spent it, and about his body as to how he consumed it. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Many a spoken word is more piercing than an attack. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Have the same reverence during dhikr (remembrance) as you would during Prayer and guard yourself from any mispronunciations, to the best of your ability.

To reflect on God's creation is known as a great act of worship, a practice that helps a person see the signs--those glimpses of the unseen purposely placed in the physical world so that we may be increased in faith and certitude. This meditative contemplation, is the most virtuous of devotions. Those inclined to reflection are known as people of understanding and are described as those who remember God while standing or sitting or lying on their sides (Quran 3: 191). This combines remembrance of God with a presence of heart and mind that augments the power of remembrance. There is a hadith that states, "To reflect for one hour is better than a year in worship." [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Islam will prevent one from sins, or sins will prevent one from Islam. The candle is not there to illuminate itself.

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