Wednesday, May 04, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
It is We Who have placed you with authority on earth, and provided you therein with means for the fulfillment of your life; small are the thanks that you give! It is We Who created you and gave you shape; Then We bade the angels bow down to Adam, and they bowed down; not so Iblis; he refused to be of those who bow down. [7: 10,11]

Hadith of the Day:
Protect yourself from the supplication of the one who is wronged, even if he is a disbeliever, for there is no barrier for it (between it and Allah). [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Alive is the one who knows God the Exalted; astray is the one who loves the world. The intelligent watch themselves and the fools come and go empty handed. [Sari al saqti]

Guidance of the Day:
Be mindful of God in all your movements and times of stillness, at every moment, with every blink of the eye, with every thought, wish or any other state. Feel His nearness to you! Know that He looks and is aware of you, that nothing that you conceal is Hidden from Him. He is with you with His knowledge, awareness and power. If you are righteous, He will guide, assist and protect you.

Have modesty before your Lord as you should; make sure that He never sees you in a situation which He has forbidden you, and never misses you where He has commanded you to be; worship Him as if you saw Him, for even if you do not see Him, He sees you. Whenever you notice in your soul any laziness in His worship or inclination to disobedience, remind it that God hears and sees you and knows your secrets and secret conversation.

If this reminding does not benefit it because of the inadequacy of its knowledge of the Majesty of God, remind it of the two noble angels who record good and evil deeds.
If this reminding does not influence it, remind it of the proximity of death, that it is the nearest of all hidden and awaited things; frighten it of its sudden pouncing, whereby if it does come when it is in an unsatisfactory state it will end up in endless perdition. If this threat is of no use, remind it of the immense reward which God has promised those who obey Him, and the painful torment with which He has threatened those who disobey Him. Endeavor to cure your soul with such reminders when it neglects obedience and inclines to rebellion, for they are useful medicines for the heart's diseases. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to military solution. One does not create a human society on mounds of corpses. The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and big nations.

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