Saturday, February 26, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Know that Allah is strict in punishment and that Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful. The Messenger's duty is to proclaim (the message), but Allah knows all that you reveal and you conceal. Say: Evil and good are not equal, even though the abundance of evil may fascinate you. So fear Allah, O people of understanding in order that you may prosper. [5: 98,99,100]

Hadith of the Day:
The first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it is bad, then the rest of his deeds will be bad. [Al tabrani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Know that the Quran is the ocean where from the jewels of knowledge and the treasures of understanding are extracted. [Ibn al Haddad]

Guidance of the Day:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "He who believes in God and the Last Day, let him speak words of goodness or else remain silent." In another tradition, we learn what is meant here by "words of goodness." He said, "The speech of the Son of Adam will be counted against him, not for him, except for enjoining good, forbidding evil, and remembering God." When a Muslim meets his brother, this should be the matter of their discourse.

Obviously, they must exchange greetings of peace, inquire about each other's health, family, and other affairs; for this keeps the bonds of brotherly affection alive. But having done so, they should turn to reminding each other of that which brings the fragrance of faith in their lives and renders, by God's will, their life-to-come successful. [Mutual Reminding--Good Manners by Imam Abdallah Ibn Alawi al Haddad]

Food for Thought:
Love is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life. A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. What we have truly lived are the moments when we have done things in the spirit of love. Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.

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