Sunday, February 27, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Whenever they are told: "Come to what God has sent down, and to (hear) the Messenger," they say: "We are satisfied with what we found our forefathers doing," even though their forefathers did not know anything and were not guided! O you who believe, your souls are in your own care. No one who goes astray will harm you, provided you are guided. Toward Allah will you all return together, and He will notify you about whatever you have been doing. [5:104,105]

Hadith of the Day:
Allah has obligated five prayers. Whoever excellently performs their ablutions, prays them in their proper times, completes their bows and Khushoo (i.e. where the person's heart is attuned to the prayer) has a promise from Allah that He will forgive him. And whoever does not do that has no promise from Allah. He may either forgive him or He may punish him. [Malik, Ahmad, AbuDaud]

Wise Quote of the Day:
If you do remember death and prepare for its coming, you will know endless joy when death arrives. Whereas if you are complacent and procrastinate, death will come to you at an unforeseen moment and you will know regrets without end. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
Taqwa is the foundation of good manners and proper comportment that is becoming of a person who believes in God, the Messenger (peace be upon him), and the Hereafter. But before learning about good manners, one ought to give some thought to what are bad manners and their characteristics.

It is bad manners of the most severe degree to be informed that the Hereafter is immensely better than this world and is everlasting, yet prefer this world and concentrate all one's energy therein. It is bad manners to be informed that it is possible to draw near to God, yet decide that the effort required to do so is too troublesome and so settle for the minimum necessary to barely escape the Fire.

It is bad manners to be informed that some people ascertain profound knowledge of God through contemplation, yet decide that other things are more important as the objects of your concerns. It is bad manners to devote time and energy to studying the insignificant and ephemeral, yet neglect to devote equal time (at least) in studying that which helps deliver one from chastisement in the Hereafter and from moral indifference in this life. [Mutual Reminding -- Good Manners]

Food for Thought:
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating perfect love. True love is like a ghost, which everyone talks about but few have seen. There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate where it does not.

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