Monday, May 16, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Say: The things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are: shameful deeds, whether open or secret; sins and trespasses against truth or reason; assigning of partners to Allah, for which He has given no authority; and saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge of. [7: 33]

Hadith of the Day:
I left you all on a clear matter, whose night is like its day (with respect to clarity). No one strays from it after me but the destroyed one. [Ahmad & ibn Maajah]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Triumph comes about through resoluteness, resoluteness comes through thinking ideas through, and ideas come from keeping inmost thoughts inaccessible. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
A man's scrupulousness is measured by his abstaining from anything suspect until its status is clarified. A servant (of God) does not become a true man of taqwa until he abstains from things which are undoubtedly licit for fear of that which may follow and be doubtful or illicit.

Scrupulousness is rendered easy for those who want only what is necessary from the world. When you have suspicions, then scrupulousness obliges you to abstain even though that thing may be, to all outward appearances, lawful. For sin is that which causes inward suspicion and hesitation. But this concerns those whose hearts are illuminated and who incline to the side of abstinence, and not that of indulgence.

Do not think that scrupulousness involves only food and clothes; rather it involves everything. However, if you are in possession of lawful and more purely lawful, or lawful and suspect things, then use the most lawful that you have in matters of food. For everything depends on food which, licit, has a great illuminating influence on the heart and gives the body energy for worship. One of our predecessors has said: "Eat what you will, for in the same wise your actions will be." [The Book of Guidance]

Food for Thought:
Being busy doesn't always mean real work. The object of all work is production and accomplishment. Seeming to do is not doing. Hard work spotlights the character of people. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.

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