Sunday, February 13, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
O you who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to piety: and fear Allah, for Allah is well acquainted with all that you do. To those who believe and do deeds of righteousness has Allah promised forgiveness and a great reward. Those who reject faith and deny Our signs will be companions of the Hell fire. [5: 8,9,10]

Hadith of the Day:
The greatest lies are those that a person should claim a false paternity, or may claim to have seen something (a dream) with his eyes which he has not seen, or attribute to the Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him), which he has not said. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Absorption in the worldly affairs breeds darkness in the heart, and the absorption in the affairs of the Hereafter enkindles light in the heart. [Othman radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
It is essential in the seeking of knowledge to maintain a vigil through the nights. It is said, "He who desires to carry out all his aspirations should use his nights as a camel on his road to reach them. He who keeps watch at night will rejoice in his heart during the day."

In the search for knowledge, it behooves one to persevere in study and repetition, both at the beginning of the night and at its end, for the time between dusk and the hour of dawn is a blessed time.

In the quest of learning, one must make use of the days of early youth and adolescence. It is said, "By the amount of work you do, will you obtain what you strive for. So he who strives for a goal stays up by night. Make use of the days of early youth for verily the period of youth does not remain with you." [Instruction of the student- The method of learning]

Food for Thought:
(A tombstone inscription from New York City)
Behold and see as you pass by----As you are now so once I was.
As I am now so you must be----Prepare for death and follow me.

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