Friday, February 18, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islam), Allah will bring a people whom he will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the way of Allah, and never fear the blame of the blamers. That is the grace of Allah which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient, All-Knower. [5: 54]

Hadith of the Day:
Allah will elevate some nations through His book (the Holy Quran) and degrade others through it. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day
Dhikr (remembrance) is the reason for the life of the heart and leaving it is the reason for its death. [Ibn Ajiba]

Guidance of the Day:
Under all circumstances and times (the student) should endeavor to profit from everybody present. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Wisdom is wandering beast of the believer, wherever he finds it, he should seize it." It is said, "Seize whatever is clear and discard whatever is turbid."

If seeker of knowledge must make a living to support his family and other dependents, then he should work for his livelihood and at the same time repeat and discuss his lessons. Gratitude for the blessing of intelligence and knowledge also increases one's knowledge. Abu Hanifa said, "I acquired knowledge by praising God and thanking Him. As often as I understood an item of learning and gained grasp of a point of law or a nugget of wisdom, I said Praise be to God! Thus my knowledge increased." As such, it is necessary in the quest for learning to occupy oneself with giving thanks by way of the tongue, the heart, the hands, and one's wealth. [Instruction of the student--The method of learning]

Food for Thought:
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. It is not the length of life, but the depth of life. It is not a sum of what we are but what we yearn to be, its what we do with our life counts. The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

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