Tuesday, January 18, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Never should a Believer kill a Believer unless it be by mistake, (compensation is due); He who has killed a Believer by mistake must set free a believing slave, and pay compensation to the deceased family, unless they remit it as a charity. If the deceased belonged to a people at war with you and he was a Believer, the freeing of a slave (is enough). If he belonged to a people with whom you have a treaty of mutual alliance, compensation should be paid to his family, and a believing slave be freed. For those who find this beyond their means, must fast two consecutive months, by way of repentance to Allah; for Allah has all knowledge and all wisdom. [4: 92]

Hadith of the Day:
The world is a prison for the believer and the paradise for the disbeliever. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The Muslims have got Islam as a legacy, hence they fail to recognize its value. [Marmaduke Pickthall]

Guidance of the Day:
If we examine the trials and tribulations, wars and other conflicts, every act of injustice all over earth, we will find they are rooted in human hearts. Covetousness, the desire to aggress and exploit, the longing to pilfer natural resources, the inordinate love of wealth and position, and other maladies are manifestations of diseases found nowhere but in the heart. Every criminal, miser, abuser, scoffer, embezzler, and hateful person does what he or she does because of a diseased heart. If hearts were sound, these actions would no longer be a reality.

If you want to change our world, do not begin by rectifying the outward. Instead, change the condition of the inward. Everything we see happening outside of us is in reality coming from the unseen world within. It is from the unseen world that the phenomenal world emerges, and it is from the unseen realm of our hearts that all actions spring. One can say that Islam in essence is a program to restore purity and calm to the heart through the remembrance of God. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Certainty is not lifted by doubts, rather certainty is only lifted by certainty.

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