Sunday, May 22, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
The inhabitants of the Garden will call out to the inmates of the Fire: "We have indeed found the promises of our Lord to us true: Have you also found your Lord's promises true? They will say: "Yes!" But an announcer among them will call out: "The curse of Allah is on the wrong doers--who obstruct God's path and try to make it crooked, and are disbelievers in the Hereafter. [7: 44,45]

Hadith of the Day:
Surely, if you abandon the jihad and spend all of your time with your agriculture you deal in al-eenah (a type of business deal that implicitly involves interest (riba), then Allah will make humiliation accompany you and not allow you to be rid of it until you repent to Allah. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Satan needs not misguide the one who runs after the world, for he is already misguided. [Mohammad Waase']

Guidance of the Day:
As for your 'public charges', these are all people entrusted by God to your custody, such as children, wife, and slave, all of whom are part of your charge. It is your duty to guide them to the performance of that which God has made obligatory and the avoidance of that which He forbade. Beware of allowing them to neglect an obligatory or commit a forbidden act; summon them to that in which their salvation and happiness in the hereafter lies.

Teach them courtesy and do not plant in their hearts love of the world and its cravings, for you would thus have done them harm. It has been said that the wife and children of a man shall clutch him before God and say: 'O Lord! This one did not teach us Your rights upon us; therefore give us retaliation from him!'

You must treat them with justice and graciousness. Justice is to give them everything that God has made rightfully theirs in the way of expenditure, clothes, and living with them charitably. As for graciousness, this is to treat them gently, and not to be harsh in asking them for the rights assigned to you by God, and to treat them with nobility, and to laugh with them at times without falling into sin, in a manner that removes estrangement and repugnance but maintains reverence and respect. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
One sincere criticism is worth a hundred praises. Beware of your ego, and trust not its mischief; the ego is worse than seventy Devils.

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