Friday, January 14, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Whatever good, (O man!) happens to you, is from Allah; but whatever evil happens to you, is from your (own) soul. And We have sent you as a Messenger to (instruct) mankind. And enough is Allah for a witness. He who obeys the Messenger, obeys Allah; But if any turn away, We have not sent you to watch over their (evil deeds). [4: 79,80]

Hadith of the Day:
Allah likes most two drops, one of tears due to fear of Allah and a drop of blood shed for the sake of Allah; and two marks, one received (i.e., wounded) in the cause of Allah, and a mark received in the cause of discharging an obligation commanded by Allah. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
It is striking today that, we Muslims read so many books and still have no result of any revival, yet the Sahabas revived a great portion of the world by reading only One Book in their time; the Holy Quran. The fact is that they did not just read it, but practiced every bit of it. It was enough then, and is still enough today. [Shaykh Hasan Ali]

Guidance of the Day:
We must remember that if a person has done wrong his spiritual path is not severed. There is recourse. One seeks repentance with God. One should not confess or broadcast what he has done. If God has veiled one's wrongdoing, do not tear the veil down. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever does indecency, let him veil his acts with the veiling of God and let him make repentance."

There is no better treatment for the diseases of the heart than dhikr (remembrance). Most of the other recommended cures either touch upon or include the remembrance of God as essential. It has been said, "When we are ill, we treat with Your remembrance. And when we abandon Your remembrance, we relapse into illness. [Purification of the heart]

Food for Thought:
Information is pretty thin stuff, unless mixed with experience. Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

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