Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
"O children of Adam! We have sent you down clothing with which to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you, Yet the clothing of righteousness is best!" Such are among the signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition. [7: 26]

Hadith of the Day:
Keep the evil away from the people and that will be a charitable act from yourself upon yourself. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Your time is your life, and your life is your capital, it is the basis of your transactions (with God), and the means to attain everlasting felicity, in the proximity of God the Exalted. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
Know that you will never attain to the performing of obligations, the avoiding of the prohibited things, and the performance of supererogatory acts that He has laid down for you to draw nearer to Him, save through knowledge. Seek it then! Knowledge makes you aware of what is a duty, what is recommended, what is forbidden, how to perform your duties and recommended acts, and how to avoid what is prohibited.

Therefore, you must have knowledge and cannot dispense with it; for on the practice of it your happiness in this world and the Hereafter depends. How many a worshipper has tired himself out in worshipping while persistently committing a sin which he believed to be an act of obedience or (at any rate) not a sin! Those who want security and gain must not initiate any act or continue in something already initiated until they know God's ruling in this regard: whether it is obligatory, recommended, just licit, or prohibited. Everything will fall into one of those four groups. This must surely be a duty for every Muslim. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Wisdom is meaningless until your own experience has given it meaning and there is wisdom in the selection of wisdom.

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