Thursday, January 13, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
All who obey Allah and the Messenger are in the company of those on whom is the grace of Allah--of the Prophets, the sincere (lovers of truth), the martyrs, and the righteous. Ah! what a beautiful fellowship. Such is the bounty of Allah, and Allah is sufficient as the knower. [4: 69, 70]

Hadith of the Day:
May I tell you as to who are the dwellers of Paradise? It is every person who is considered weak and is despised, and who, if takes an oath of reliance upon Allah, then He would fulfill it. Now shall I tell you as to who are the ones destined for Hell? It is one who is ignorant, impertinent, proud and arrogant. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The life of this world and the Hereafter, in the heart of a person are like the two scales of a balance, when one becomes heavier, the other becomes lighter. (Amr ibn Abdullah]

Guidance of the Day:
There is a confused sense of spirituality in which one feels he or she can attain to the Reality without tending to the responsibilities and obligations of the Sharia. This is a misleading phenomenon that spreads because of its appeal: spiritual sensation without any moral obligation. This virulent trend seizes people and whisks them away from the truth, although they feel quite content.

Islam does not call people to unreasoned faith. It demands that a person learn authentic knowledge which buttresses true spiritual growth. This real spirituality is protected by the Sharia, just as a shell protects its fruit. If one removes the husk, the ear is exposed and it begins to rot. A person who tries to attain spirituality without the Shariah will eventually destroy his soul and become, in essence, a false person. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
If we could sell our experience for what they cost us, we would all be millionaires. Experience is simply the name we give to our mistakes.

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