Monday, January 24, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
If anyone does evil or wrongs his own soul but afterwards seeks Allah's forgiveness, he will find Allah Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. And if anyone earns sin, he earns it against his own soul; for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom. But whoever commits an offense or a crime, then throws (the blame) on to one who is innocent, has burdened himself with falsehood and a flagrant sin. [4: 110,111,112]

Hadith of the Day:
Two hungry wolves if let loose among a flock of sheep, will not do more damage than that is caused by a man's avarice for wealth and status to his religion. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Whoever acts according to what he knows, Allah will make him successful in what he doesn't know, and whoever is ill-tempered disgraces his honor, religion and generosity. [Ibrahim al Ash'ath]

Guidance of the Day:
There is no salvation like the heart's salvation, given that all the limbs respond to its desires. If one's heart is safe, so too are the limbs, for they carry out the deeds inspired by the heart. The limbs of the corrupt become instruments through which corruption is spread.

A hadith implies that the tongue is the "interpreter of the heart." Hypocrisy is wretched because the hypocrite says with his tongue what is not in his heart. He wrongs his tongue and oppresses his heart. But if the heart is sound, the condition of the tongue follows suit. We are recommended to be upright in our speech, which is a gauge of the heart. Engaging in the regular remembrance of God (dhikr) safeguards the tongue and replaces idle talk with words and phrases that raise one in honor. The tongue is essential in developing courtesy with God, which is the whole point of existence. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
Reputation is what men and women think of us. Character is what God and angels know of us. Money doesn't change people, it only exposes them.

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