Wednesday, February 02, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
O you who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger, and the scripture which He has sent to His Messenger and the scripture which He sent to those before (him). And whoever denies Allah, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, and the Day of Judgment, has gone far, far astray. Those who believe, then reject faith, then believe (again) and (again) reject faith, and go on increasing in unbelief---Allah will not forgive them nor guide them on the way. [4: 136,137]

Hadith of the Day:
No one can achieve the height of piety till he forsakes those practices which are harmless merely to guard himself against those which are harmful. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Whoever desires Paradise proceeds towards goodness, whoever fears Hell refrains from the impulses of passions, whoever believes firmly in death detests worldly life, and whoever recognizes the worldly life, the trials and tribulations of life become slight for him. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
It has been said that knowledge of matters affecting a person under all conditions holds a position similar to food; (that is), no one can dispense with it. But knowledge of matters affecting a person only in certain occasions, this holds a position equivalent to medicine, which is needed only at stipulated times. But knowledge of astrology holds a position equivalent to disease; its study is prohibited because it is harmful and brings no benefit. It is impossible to flee from the decree of God and His dispensation, (which the study of astrology attempts to tamper with).

Every Muslim is expected to occupy himself with the remembrance of God the Exalted and His invocation and supplication; with reading the Quran; giving charity, which wards off calamities; asking for forgiveness and safety in this world and the next. This is so God may shield one from trials and tribulations. For he who is granted (the gift of frequent) invocation will not be denied a favorable response. If calamity is decreed to him, it will inevitably befall him, but God will make the (tribulation) easier for him to bear and will give him the patience (by virtue of) the invocation. [Instruction of the student--The method of learning by Imam Al-Zarnuji]

Food for Thought:
To understand is to forgive. You are never so strong as when you forgive. The weak can never forgive, forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. To err is human, to forgive is divine.

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