Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
The balance that day will be true, those whose scale (of good) will be heavy, will prosper. Those whose scale will be light, will find their souls in perdition, for that they wrongfully treated Our Signs. [7: 8,9]

Hadith of the Day:
Allah gives respite to one who commits dhulm (injustice), but when He seizes him, He never releases him. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
To abandon action because of other people is ostentation; to act because of them is idolatry and sincerity is that God should save you from both. [Fudayl ibn al Iyaad]

Guidance of the Day:
Always strive to intend that your obedience be solely for the sake of god, and that whatever licit things you may use are only to help you to obey Him.

Know that many intentions can attach to a single act, and that each of them will attract its full reward. An example of this in devotional activities is when someone reads the Qur'an intending to commune with God (which thing he will indeed do) but also to extract from it different kinds of knowledge, (for the Qur'an is the very mine of knowledge), to profit those who listen or (just happen to) hear, or any good intention.

And an example in licit matters is to eat with the intention of obeying the command of your Lord in His saying (Exalted is He!): O you who believe! Eat of the good things with which We provided you, and give thanks to God. (2:172). Intend by so doing to acquire strength for devotion, and to put yourself in a situation where you must thank your Lord, for He says: Eat of your Lord's provisions and thank Him. (34:15) You can apply these two examples in an analogous fashion to all other devotional and licit activities; and always do your best to increase your intentions. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The first casualty of war is "the truth". The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. Mankind must put an end to war, before war puts an end to mankind. Older men declare war, but it is the youth that fight and die.

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