Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, you have no part in them in the least: Their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did. He who does good shall have ten times as much to his credit; He who does evil shall only be recompensed according to his evil: No wrong shall be done to (any of) them. [6: 159, 160]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever is killed defending his wealth is a martyr. Whoever is killed defending his religion is a martyr. Whoever is killed defending his life is a martyr. Whoever is killed defending his family is a martyr. [Ahmad & Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Treat others just as you would want to be treated and fulfill that which is due to them. [Ahmad al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:
The heart's ailments are identified by recognizing the outward signs which indicate their existence. These are numerous, and the most evident are laziness with respect to acts of obedience, sluggishness in good works, greed for the world's pleasures and passions, eagerness for worldly prosperity, yearning to continue to abide in the world for a long time, and other similar attributes of the heedless and of those who turn away from God the Exalted.

When one detects these signs one must strive to treat them. The shortest and most effective way is to search for a learned person who is a Gnostic and a scholar. Should he fail to find one, let him take counsel from a virtuous brother, Should he fail to find such a brother, then he must resort to the books of the leading authorities in such matters, where the diseases and their remedies are described.

The most comprehensive and useful of these books is Ihya' ulum al Din (Revival of the sciences of the Religion) , especially the volume on "Moral Vices." Books are not, however, a substitute for a Gnostic teacher or a virtuous brother; they should be last resort for those unable to find either. God the Exalted helps the seeker according to his determination, sincerity, and aspiration. And God is the Trustee, the Helper. [Knowledge and Wisdom]

Food for Thought:
Time is a coin of your life, it is the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be spent; be careful lest other people spend it for you.

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