Saturday, May 14, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Some He has guided; others have (by their choice) deserved the loss of their way; they have adopted the devils as their patrons instead of God, and reckon they are guided! O Children of Adam! Wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer; eat and drink; but waste not by excess, for Allah does not love the extravagant. [7: 31,32]

Hadith of the Day:
Righteousness is good character. A sin is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike the people finding out about. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
A scrupulous person is most worshipful of people because those who eat things that are absolutely lawful (al halal al khalis) cease to tire from worship, and those who don't tire from worship are more worshipful than those who do. [Abdal Wahab al Sharani]

Guidance of the Day:
Try never to do anything habitual without first forming a good intention. When you put on your clothes intend to cover the parts that God has ordered you to cover. Put on the right sleeve of shirts and similar garments first, and take it off last.

Acquire only such clothes as you need to wear; do not seek to acquire the most luxurious or the coarsest of the clothes, but adhere to moderation. You must utter only words of goodness. Everything that it is forbidden to say is forbidden to listen to. Beware of delving into that which does not concern you or of swearing by God too frequently. Beware of all kinds of lying, because this is incompatible with faith.

Beware of backbiting and slander, and of excessive levity. Avoid all other kinds of ugly talk. Think about what you say before you say it. The Prophet has said (may blessings and peace be upon him): "May God have mercy on a man who said words of goodness and thus gained, or refrained from saying evil and thus was safe." [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another. You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers, but you can tell whether a person is wise by his questions. Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it.

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