Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
As to the thief, male or female, cut of his or her hands; a punishment by way of example, from Allah, for their crime, and Allah is Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom. But if the thief repents after his crime, and amends his conduct, Allah turns to him in forgiveness; for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [5:38,39]

Hadith of the Day:
After the death of a person his actions stop, except for three things (that he leaves behind): First continuos charity, second a knowledge from which some benefit may be obtained, and then a virtuous son who prays for him. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Only someone who is sincere recognizes what showing off is. [Imam Shafi]

Guidance of the Day:
How much shame, weakness, and regret is born to men from laziness. Beware of laziness in investigating the doubtful and the exceptional that come to your knowledge. Laziness issues from the paucity of meditation on the virtues of knowledge and its merits.

Good renown derives from useful knowledge and lasts after one's death. Indeed this is life everlasting. The ignorant are dead before their death, while the learned live even though they are dead. A person who does not live by knowledge is dead. The master of knowledge lives on for ever after his death. The life of the heart is knowledge, so seek it, and the death of the heart is ignorance, so shun it. [Instruction of the student--The method of learning]

Food for Thought:
The past actually happened, but history is only what someone wrote down. History is a vast warning system, it is philosophy teaching by example. It is a sum of total of things that could have been avoided.

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