Thursday, June 02, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Do townsfolk feel secure from Our might striking them at dead of night while they are asleep? Or do the people of the towns feel safe from Our might striking them in broad daylight while they are playing around? Do they feel safe from God's design? No one should feel safe from God's design except for folk who will lose out. [7: 97, 98, 99]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever defends the flesh of his brother in his absence (i.e. when he is ill spoken about), has a right upon Allah to rescue him from the Fire. [Ahmad & Tabraani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Lower knowledge is what stops at the tongue; more elevated knowledge is what is evident in the limbs and organs. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Speak truthfully and honor your commitments and your promises, for breaching commitments and breaking promises are signs of hypocrisy. 'The signs of a hypocrite are four: when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks his promise, when he is trusted he betrays the trust, and when he quarrels he acts corruptly.

Be wary of argumentation and wrangling, for they cast rancor in the breasts of men, alienate hearts, and lead to enmity and hatred. If anyone argues against you and has right on his side, accept what he says, for truth must always be followed. If, on the other hand, he is wrong, then leave him, for he is ignorant.

Respect Muslims, especially people of merit such as the scholar, the righteous, the nobleman, and the one whose hair has greyed in Islam. Never frighten or alarm a Muslim; never mock or ridicule, or despise him, for these are part of ominous and blameworthy behavior. The Prophet, may blessings and peace be upon him, has said: 'It is sufficient evil for a man that he should despise his brother Muslim.' [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The good and bad are not determined by reason, but only by revelation, and therefore only through shariah. The mind's role is not to determine what is good or bad and right or wrong, but, rather to understand and implement the rulings of Allah Most High, as contained in the shariah.

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