Sunday, April 24, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Or lest you should say: "If the Book had only been sent down to us, we should have followed its guidance better than they." Now then has come unto you a Clear (sign) from your Lord--and a guide and a mercy; then who could do more wrong than one who rejects Allah's signs, and turns away therefrom? Soon shall We requite those who turn away from Our signs, with a dreadful penalty, for their turning away. [6: 157]

Hadith of the Day:
Hayaa (modesty) and Imaan (faith) are two companions that go together. If one of them is lifted, the other is also lifted. [al Haakim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Guard your secrets even if you feel safe with someone because the one you indulge your secret to is not a safer place than your own heart from where it emanated. [Ahmah al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:
The ailments of the heart cannot be perceived by the senses and yield no painful physical symptoms; they are thus hidden and difficult to recognize and study. People have come to pay little heed to them; no longer do they seek to treat and cure them. Such people are, as Imam Ghazali said, "like a man who has no mirror but who is disfigured with leprosy, and who, when informed about his affliction by another person, will probably not believe him."

Furthermore, the heedless perceive as remote the torments and punishments in the Hereafter awaiting those whose hearts are diseased. They may deceive themselves with false hopes and illusions about God, promising themselves that they will be forgiven and saved without having to work for this, and thus arouse in themselves the expectation that they will end up safe and secure. Because of these and similar attitudes, the ailments of the heart remain veiled even though they are overpowering. [Knowledge and Wisdom]

Food for Thought:
Minutes! Count them by sensation, and not by calendars and each moment is a day. Much may be done with those little shreds and patches of time which everyday produces, and which most men throw away.

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