Friday, April 01, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Those are the ones to whom We have given the Book, along with discretion and prophethood; If these (their descendants) should disbelieve in it, then We will entrust it to a folk who will not disbelieve in it. Such are the ones whom Allah has guided, so copy their guidance. Say: "I do not ask you any reward for it, it is only a Reminder to (everybody in) the universe. [6:89,90]

Hadith of the Day:
There is no jealousy except with respect to two people: A person whom Allah has given wealth and he uses it for the sake of the Truth and a person whom Allah has given wisdom and he decides by it and acts accordingly. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The likeness of this world and the Hereafter is that of the east and the west; the nearer you draw to the one, the farther you move from the other. They are like two wives, when you please the one, you anger the other. And they are like two vessels, one empty and the other full; when you pour into the empty one, the other diminishes accordingly. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
The one who makes gracious patience the foundation of all his affairs attains to every goodness, reaches every hope that he hopes for, and wins all that he needs.

To begin with, the soul is "inciting," it exhorts to evil and forbids good. When one resists its commands and patiently endures what comes from contradicting its whims, it becomes a "reproachful" soul. The reproachful soul is changeful because it has two faces, one "serene" and the other "inciting." It can be this on one occasion, and that on another. If one then gently guides and leads it by the reins of desire for what God has in store, it becomes serene, enjoining good and finding its pleasure and comfort in it, and forbidding evil and being repelled and fleeing from it. [Mutual Reminding--Good Manners]

Food for Thought:
The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our's is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.

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