Thursday, April 14, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
This is the way of your lord leading straight; We have detailed the Signs for those who receive admonition. For them will be a Home of Peace in the presence of their Lord. He will be their friend, because they practiced (righteousness). [6:126,127]

Hadith of the Day:
It is better for one of you to bring a load of firewood on his back and sell it, than to ask another who might give him or refuse to give him. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
When a person becomes angry he is more attuned to the nature of the lower worlds, for both anger and the Devil are fire, so the angry person is more receptive to the Devil's suggestions than the calm person. [Mustafa al Badawi]

Guidance of the Day:
A person of taqwa and excellent conduct, when healthy and whole, will be thankful and eager to please God the Exalted and to use his health and strength in obeying Him. He will receive His good pleasure and be honored. People will praise him for his good works, determination and earnestness in obedience.

When sickness and poor health befall him, he will accept it, be patient, submit to God's will, be content with it, and refrain from impatience, anger, and complaining to others. He will receive God's good pleasure, solicitude, and assistance, and will be strengthened with relief, tranquility, and the like. People will praise him and say that God the Exalted allowed this illness to afflict him in order to remit his sins, increase his good deeds, and raise his rank.

An ill-behaved corrupt person, when healthy, is ungrateful. He transgresses, neglects obedience, and is eager to use his strength and energy in rebellious and sinful ways. When he becomes ill or is afflicted in any other way, he turns angry, anxious, and impatient; he is annoyed with God's decrees and exhibits other blameworthy traits.

According to this pattern, it behooves you to observe and think about such things as honor and abasement, obscurity and renown, distress and affluence, and all other conditions which may alternate in people's lives. You will know that the fear of God and excellence of behavior render any of these conditions beautiful, good, and upright, whereas corruption and evil conduct render them ugly and degrading. [Knowledge and Wisdom]

Food for Thought:
Defeat is not the worst of failure, not to have tried is the true failure. The person who has done his level best is a success, eventhough the world may write him down a failure.

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