Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
The companions of the Fire will call to the companions of the Garden: "Pour down to us water or anything that Allah has provided for your sustenance." They will say: "Both these things Allah has forbidden to those who rejected Him--Such as took their religion to be mere amusement and play, and were deceived by the life of the world." That day shall We forget them as they forgot the meeting of this day of theirs, and as they rejected Our signs." [7: 50,51]

Hadith of the Day:
If a sin is committed on the earth, the one who witnessed it and hated it (rebukes it), is like one who was not present. And the one who was not present at the time of the sin but is pleased with the sin is like the one who was present (and did not repel it). [Abu Dawood & Tabraani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The most difficult of matters is that a man watch over his tongue and speak ill of no one. [Mohammad Waase']

Guidance of the Day:
Be merciful to the servants of God and compassionate to His creatures, and be gentle and kind, and easy to approach. Beware of being callous, coarse, obscene, and difficult to approach. The Prophet has said, (may blessings and peace be upon him): 'God is only merciful to those of His servants who are merciful; those who show no mercy are shown no mercy.' And: 'A believer is affable and easy to approach; there is no good in anyone who is neither affable nor easy to approach.'

Teach the ignorant, guide those who stray, remind the distracted, and beware of neglecting any of these things. For teaching and reminding are part of practicing what one knows, and great men only become great by the grace of God and by their guiding God's servants to His path. If you are unworthy now (of teaching), then the only way you can become worthy is to do good and invite people to it. Evil lies only in making claims and leading others to other than the truth. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
There are two types of ignorance: simple and compound. Simple ignorance is that the ignorant knows of his ignorance. Compound ignorance is that the ignorant thinks he knows, when in reality he is ignorant, and this is worse.

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