Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Allah will not call you to account for what is futile in your oaths, but He will call you to account for your deliberate oaths: for expiation, feed ten indigent persons, on a scale of the average of that with which you feed your own families; or clothe them; or free a slave. If that is beyond your means, fast for three days. That is the expiation for the oaths you have sworn. but protect your oaths. Thus Allah makes His signs clear to you, that you may be grateful. [5: 89]

Hadith of the Day:
The Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands all Muslims are safe, and an emigrant is the one who leaves those things which Allah has prohibited. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Renunciation is the means of traveling to Allah and reaching Him, for there is no spiritual traveling for a heart that is attached to anything other than the beloved. [Ibn Ajiba]

Guidance of the Day:
Ali (radi Allahu anhu) said, "If you are occupied with learning something, then concentrate on it wholeheartedly. To withdraw from the study of knowledge of God is shameful and a big loss; so seek refuge in God from this distraction both day and night.

It is essential for the student of knowledge to bear patiently with miseries and humiliation while seeking learning. It is said that knowledge is nobility without debasement. But no one reaches it except through debasement, in which there is no nobility. You will not attain nobility before you have humbled your soul. The more abstinent a seeker of knowledge is, the more useful his knowledge becomes. Moreover, his learning becomes easier and the acquisition of beneficial matters more expansive. [Instruction of the student--The method of learning]

Food for Thought:
A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it. We are all born for love, it is the principle of existence, and its only end. Love is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life. The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

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