Tuesday, January 11, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
We sent not a Messenger, but to be obeyed, in accordance with the will of Allah. And if, when they had wronged themselves, they had but come to you and asked forgiveness of Allah, and asked forgiveness of the messenger, they would have found Allah Forgiving and Merciful. But no, by the Lord, they can have no (real) faith, until they make you judge in all disputes between them. And find in their souls no resistance against your decisions; but accept them with the fullest conviction. [4: 64, 65]

Hadith of the Day:
Allah, the Lord of honor and glory, says: "One who comes to Me by a hands breadth I shall approach him an arm's and one who advances towards Me by an arm's length I shall approach him the length of two arms; and the one who comes to Me walking, I shall go to him running. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
O my son, let not the rooster be smarter than you, it calls at the early hours of dawn, while you are asleep [Hadhrat Luqman]

Guidance of the Day:
The objects of reflection (tafakkur) are many. One may reflect on the verses of the Quran. Another may reflect on the signs of God in creation or reflect on the promise of God, the reward that He guarantees believers who are patient and obedient. Such reflection creates ardent desire and hope for Paradise with its unfathomable bliss, peace, provision, landscapes, and excellent company.

Likewise, one reflects on the punishment God has promised those who choose wickedness over purity, misguidance over guidance, and corruption over wholesomeness. Reflecting over the terrors of the grave and the horrors of Hell instills the kind of dread that strengthens a person's resolve to never stray from the path of God.

When we reflect on all that God has given us that infinitely exceeds the measure of what we deserve, and then reflect on what little is required of us, this extinguishes self-righteousness and arrogance and increases gratitude. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
However independent-minded and frank a person may be, he cannot help being influenced by those from whom he accepts favors.

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