Sunday, May 15, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Say: Who has forbidden the beautiful (gifts) of Allah, which He has produced for His servants, and the things, clean and pure, (which He has provided) for sustenance? Say: They are, in the life of this world, for those who believe, (and) purely for them on the Day of Judgment. Thus do We explain the signs in detail for those who understand. [7: 32]

Hadith of the Day:
A person is on the religion of his close friend. Therefore, you should look to see who you take as a close friend. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Renew your wudu whenever you break it, for wudu is the weapon of the believer, and when the weapon is in evidence, the enemy does not approach. [Abdallah ibn Alawi al Haddad]

Guidance of the Day:
You must scrupulously avoid prohibited and suspect things. Scrupulousness (wara') is the pillar of religion and it is the pivot emphasized by the practicing scholars. The Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) has said: "the one who guards himself against suspect things has protected his religion and his honor, and the one who falls onto suspect things will fall into the prohibited."

Know that those who acquire prohibited and suspect things are seldom granted success in performing good deeds, and when they appear to be doing so, these are inevitably inwardly tarnished with hidden things which will spoil them, such as self-admiration and ostentation.

In any case, the works of those who subsist on illicit (resources) are rejected, for God is Good and accepts only that which is good. The explanation of this is that acts can only be performed by using the body, and the body can only move by the energy obtained from food. If that food is vile the energy it produces and the movements which result will also be vile. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Every noble work at first is impossible. Nothing will work until you do. There is no substitute for hardwork. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

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