Sunday, May 08, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
(Allah said): "O Adam! settle down in the garden, you and your wife. Eat wherever you wish; yet do not approach this tree lest either of you should become wrongdoers." Then Satan began to whisper suggestions to them, in order to reveal to them their shame, that was hidden from them (before): he said: "Your Lord only forbids you this tree so that you will not become angels, or lest you become immortal. [7: 19.20]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever abstains from asking others for financial help, Allah will give him and save him from asking others. And whoever is satisfied with what Allah has given him, Allah will make him self sufficient. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
There is no helper save God, no guide save the Messenger of God (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), no provision save taqwa, and no work save patience. [Sahl al Tustari]

Guidance of the Day:
You must fill up your time with acts of worship so that no period of time lapses, whether by night or by day, without being used in some act of goodness. This is how the baraka within time is made manifest, the purpose of life fulfilled, and the approach to God the Exalted made constant.

Know that no state can be sound in the presence of neglect, and no wealth useful in the presence of heedlessness. Know that awrad have a great effect in illuminating the heart and controlling the senses, but these only appear and become established with perseverance and repetition, and their performance at specifically allocated times.

Assign to yourself some awrad to persevere with at specific times that you make up for it if missed, so that your soul becomes accustomed to keeping to them; when your soul despairs of your abandoning them altogether when you miss them, it will hasten to perform them in time. The arrival of blessings depends on the awrad; therefore, the man who outwardly has no wird has no inward aspect [of any consequence].

Food for Thought:
In seeking wisdom you are wise, in imagining that you have attained it, you are a fool. A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. The doors of wisdom are never shut.

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