Saturday, May 21, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
And those who believe and work righteousness--no burden do We place on any soul, but that which it can bear--they will be Companions of the Garden, therein to dwell (for ever). We will strip away any rancor (that lingers) in their breasts. Rivers will flow beneath them and they will say; "Praise be to God Who led us to this! We would never have been guided if God had not led us. Our Lord's messengers have brought the Truth." They will hear someone call out: "Here is the Garden you have inherited because of what you have done." [7: 42,43]

Hadith of the Day:
The best among people is a believer who strives his utmost in Allah's cause with his life and property. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Patience is of two kinds: first, patience with trials and calamities; second, patiently avoiding that which Allah has prohibited. [Hasan al Basri]

Guidance of the Day:
Deal justly with those in your charge, whether 'public' or 'personal'. Be altogether protecting and solicitous for them, for God will call you to account in their regard, and 'every shepherd will be asked to account for his flock.'

By your 'personal charges' I mean your seven organs, which are your tongue, ears, eyes, stomach, genitals, hands and feet. These are your charges which God has given you and a trust with which He has entrusted you, which you should restrain from sin and use in His obedience. For God the Exalted created them only that by means of them you might obey him; they are among His greatest of His favors, for which we should thank Him by using them to obey Him, and not in His disobedience.

If you do not do this you will be turning God's favor into ingratitude. Had God the Exalted not made these organs to be your servants and made them to obey you by disposition, you would not have been able to use them to disobey Him at all. You will one day stand before God and these organs will testify to every good deed or evil in which you used them. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Work is not man's punishment, it is his reward and his strength and his pleasure. The best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having, except as a result of hardwork.

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