Sunday, April 10, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
And if you follow most of those who are on the earth, they would lead you astray from God's path; they only follow conjecture and are merely guessing. Your Lord is quite Aware as to who is straying from His path, just as He is quite Aware as to who are guided. [6: 116,117]

Hadith of the Day:
Be mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allah. If you seek help, seek help in Allah. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Travel to Allah is done through three things: high aspiration (himmah), returning to Allah in obedience, and relying and taking refuge in Him all the time. [Ibn Ataillah]

Guidance of the Day:
Regardless of whose fault it is, when a dispute occurs, you will always share its blame to a certain extent. This being the case, you should rise to the occasion and apologize for that which is of your own doing. Consequently the one with whom you are disputing will soften his attitude towards you. You should always have a positive attitude towards others, keep a good opinion regarding others. A misunderstanding should be clarified by discussing it as soon as possible.

Establish an attitude of selflessness and sacrifice. To sacrifice one's opinion is indeed a tremendous sacrifice. Save yourself from stubbornness and obstinacy, suppress your anger, adopt a manner which always seeks reconciliation. Pray for your friends, family and those with whom you have disputes. Satan struggles tirelessly to create disputes between Muslims. Truly the greatest success for him is to be able to create disputes and make the Ummah fight with each other over any excuse.

Remember that non-Muslims cannot overcome Muslims under any circumstance, thus we are made to fight each other. Leave behind obedience to Satan and attain firmness in the virtues of admitting one's faults, asking forgiveness and forgiving. In an argument the best weapon to hold is the tongue. Above and beyond this, strive to make peace between two Muslims, for this is a tremendous act of worship indeed. [The journey to success on the road of life]

Food for Thought:
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failures are two of the surest stepping stones to success. Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.

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