Thursday, February 24, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
O you who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, idols and raffles are only the filthy work of Satan, turn aside from it so that you may prosper. Satan's plan is to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer; will you not then abstain? [5: 90,91]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever removes a difficulty from a Muslim in this world, Allah will remove for him a difficulty of the difficulties of the Day of Judgment. Allah is assisting the servant as long as he is assisting his brother. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not do anything for the sake of others, and do not abandon anything for their sake either. Do not cover anything for them, and do not reveal anything for them. [Al Sari]

Guidance of the Day:
The most influential factors in strengthening memory are industriousness and commitment. Reducing one's consumption, increasing prayer at night, and reading the Quran are also factors for improving one's memory. It is said that nothing increases memory retention more than reading the Quran.

Indeed memory is a favor from God, and a favor of God is not given to he who sins. Among those things that bring about forgetfulness are wrong doings, committing many sins, harboring worries and anxiety over worldly matters, and being distracted by many occupations and attachments.

It is not befitting for an intelligent person to overly concern himself with worldly matters since they are harmful and are of no real benefit. Worldly anxieties create darkness in the heart, but concern for the Hereafter brings light into the heart. This light becomes apparent through the prayer. Anxiety from worldly affairs impedes one from doing good, while concern for the Hereafter incites one to do good, as does occupying oneself with prayer in a spirit of humility and presence of mind. [Instruction of the student--The method of learning]

Food for Thought:
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love. Love is like war; easy to begin, very hard to stop. In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.

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