Friday, March 04, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Say: "Shall I take for my protector any other than Allah, The Maker of the heavens and the earth? And He it is that feeds but is not fed." Say: "No! but I am commanded to be the first of those who bow to Allah (in Islam), And do not be of the company of those who join Gods with Allah." Say: "I would, if I disobeyed my Lord, indeed have fear of the penalty of a Mighty Day. On that day, if the Penalty is averted from any, It is due to Allah's Mercy. And that would be (salvation), the obvious fulfillment of all desires. [5: 14,15,16]

Hadith of the Day:
Verily, the womb (al-rahim) has taken its name from al-Rahman (the All -Merciful). Allah has said, "Whoever keeps your ties, I shall keep his ties. Whoever cuts you off, I shall cut him off." [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Meet people in such a way that if you should die, they should weep for you, and if you live, they should long for you. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Continually indulging into sin is a sign of having fallen in the sight of God and deserving of His displeasure. He who persists in this is detestable to the All-Merciful; he is the Devil's ally and the believers' object of disgust. So beware of exposing yourself to God's displeasure and chastisement by disobeying Him. Should your soul incite you to sin, remind it of God's absolute awareness and sight of you. Place fear into it by recalling God's warnings of the painful punishment that awaits those who disobey Him.

Had it been that the punishment for committing sins was merely debarred from the rank of the foremost (al-sabiqun)or being deprived of the reward of those most excellent in deeds (al muhsinun), this alone would have been sufficient (deterrance). What, then, when indulging in sin leads to shame, hellfire, and the wrath and displeasure of the Compeller, before which the heavens and the earth cannot stand? We ask God safety, by His grace. [ Mutual reminding--Good Manners]

Food for Thought:
Lasting peace, comes not from force. Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. Peace and justice are the two sides of the same coin.

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