Wednesday, January 12, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
If We had ordered them to sacrifice their lives or to leave their homes, very few of them would have done it. But if they had done what they were (actually) told, it would have been best for them, and would have gone farthest to strengthen their (faith). And We should then have given them from Our presence a great reward. And We should have shown them the straight way. [4: 66, 67, 68]

Hadith of the Day:
Had a believer fully known what is the full extent of the chastisement with Allah, none would desire His Paradise; and if a disbeliever had known fully the extent of Allah's mercy, none would despair His Paradise. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
So many Muslims are concerned about Emaan (faith) as a conception and as a point of argument in debates but few Muslims even comprehend the depth of Emaan which is Yaqeen (total conviction). It is the latter which the Sahabas sought, attained and through which gained victory. [Shaykh Hasan Ali]

Guidance of the Day:
People ask about those who engage in a great deal of remembrance yet neglect or ignore the obligatory rites of worship as if they have transcended the need for these rites. This is unmitigated ignorance. The first and foremost obligation on every human being is to gain knowledge. A human being is nothing until he has learned what is obligatory on every individual. Without this a person has no rank or standing with regard to God, and nothing is more consequential to a person other than his or her standing with God.

When God created us, He gave us accountability and the means and ability to carry out our responsibilities. Anyone who does not care to learn the first order of knowledge is living the life of a farm animal. He does nothing but graze in this life, which is entirely insufficient in God's sight. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Good judgment comes from experience and often experience comes from bad judgment. What one has not experienced, one will never understand the spirit.

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