Saturday, March 05, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
If Allah touches you with affliction, none can remove it but He; If He touches you with happiness He has power over all things. He is the irresistible (watching) from above over His slaves, and He is the Wise, Well aquainted with all things. [5:17,18]

Hadith of the Day:
If one leaves that concerning which he has only doubt (and not certainty) that it is sinful, then he will avoid more of what is clearly a sin. The one who is bold enough to take part in what is doubtful, soon he may fall into what is clearly a sin. The sinful acts are Allah's private pasture. Whoever grazes around the private pasture is soon to fall into it. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Our fundamental principles are six: Holding fast to the book of Allah Most High, following the sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), eating only the lawful, keeping from harming others, avoiding sins, repentance and fulfilling the rights of others. [Sahl al Tustari]

Guidance of the Day:
Because the abode of this world is founded on hardship and trial, kneaded with trouble and distress, and filled with preoccupations and distractions, the things that divert one away from acts of obedience abound, as are those things that incite to transgression. These transgressions are numerous, but may be reduced to four categories: The first is ignorance, the second weakness of faith,the third long hopes, and the fourth eating illicit or dubious food.

Long hopes are extremely blameworthy. they lead one to work for prosperity of his worldly life at the expense of ruining his Hereafter. It is a maxim that he whose hopes are long, his works are bad. To harbor long hopes is to feel secure that you will remain in this world for a very long time. it shows an excessive foolishness and extreme stupidity, for long hopes push away certitude about death and attracts attachment to the illusion of a perpetual life.

Furthermore, long hopes are at the root of a number of evil character traits and acts which hinder obedience of God's commands and invite sin. Examples of this are avidity, avarice, and the fear of poverty. Among the worst are finding comfort in this world, working to improve one's lot in it, and striving to amass its debris. [Mutual Reminding--Good Manners]

Food for Thought:
It isn't enough to talk about peace, one must believe in it, and it isn't enough to believe in it, one must work at it. Peace begins with a smile. Peace has higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.

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