Sunday, March 06, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Lost indeed are they who treat it as falsehood that they must meet Allah--until when the Hour comes suddenly on them, they will say: "Woe to us for how we neglected it!" They will carry their burdens on their backs, and evil indeed are the burdens that they carry. What is the life of this world but play and amusement? But best is the home in the Hereafter, for those who are righteous, will not you then understand? [6: 31,32]

Hadith of the Day:
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "The religion is naseeha." The people said, "To whom?" The Prophet (peace be upon him) replied, "To Allah and His Book and to His Messenger and to the Leaders of the Muslims and to the common folk of the Muslims." [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
If you do not believe that God can take you at this moment and make you one of His saintly believers (awliya), then you are ignorant of His power. [Ibn Ataillah]

Guidance of the Day:
Long hopes bring about procrastination, which is a most sterile thing, for it never gives birth to anything good. It is said that most of the woeful howling of the people of the Fire is due to their procrastination. For he who procrastinates is ever lazy in obedience, slow in repentance, until death overtakes him, then he will say: "O Lord! Were You to only reprieve me for a short time, that I may give charity and be one of the righteous" (63:10). The procrastinator leaves this world with endless sorrow and limitless regret.

O my brother, shorten your hopes, and let your time stand before your eyes and your hope behind your back. Seek help in this by remembering the "defeater of pleasures" in abundance, the "disperser of companies," (i.e. death). Reflect on those who have preceded you, relatives and acquaintances (who have passed on). Bring to mind just how near death is, for it is the nearest thing lying in wait. Be ready for it; expect its pouncing upon you anytime.

Know that death does not pounce at a specific time, situation, or age, but it is certain to pounce. Therefore, preparing for it has priority over preparing for this world. [Mutual Reminding--Good Manners]

Food for Thought:
If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other. Peace is of the nature of a conquest. For that both parties are nobly subdued and neither party is a loser. Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition, benevolence, confidence and justice.

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