Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
To every people is a term appointed, when their term is reached, not an hour can cause delay, nor (an hour) can they advance (it in application). O Children of Adam! Whenever there come to you Messengers from amongst you, rehearsing My signs unto you--those who are righteous and mend (their lives)--on them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve. [7: 34,35]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever builds a mosque for the sake of Allah the size of a pigeon's nest or smaller, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise. [Ahmad & Ibn Maajah]

Food for Thought:
He who is pleased with the creator, depends not on the creation. [Abu Hazim Makki]

Guidance of the Day:
You must enjoin good and forbid evil, for this is the pivot around which religion revolves, and is the reason why God revealed His Books and sent His Messengers. It is considered a duty by the consensus of all Muslims, and a great many passages in the Book and the sunna enjoin it and warn about its neglect.

In many contexts has God attributed enjoining good and forbidding evil to the believers, on some occasions (even) before attributing faith to them, and on others, before mentioning the regular performance of prayers and giving of zakah . The Messenger of God (may blessings and peace be upon him) has said: 'By the One in Whose Hand lies my soul, you will enjoin good and forbid evil, or God will soon send His punishment upon you; whereupon you will pray and not be answered.' And: 'The one who is not compassionate to our young and respectful to our elders, and who does not enjoin good and forbid evil, is not one of us.

Know that enjoining the obligatory and forbidding prohibited things is itself an obligation. Enjoining recommended and forbidding disliked things is itself recommended. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The one thing that overcomes hard luck is hardwork. The harder I work the luckier I get. Life grants nothing to us mortals without hardwork.

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