Friday, June 03, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
To those who inherit the earth in succession to its (previous) possessors, is it not a guiding (lesson) that, if We so willed, We could punish them (too) for their sins, and seal up their hearts so that they could not hear. Such were the towns whose story We (thus) relate to you; There came to them their Messengers with clear (signs); but they would not believe what they had rejected before. Thus Allah seals up the hearts of those who reject faith. [7: 100, 101]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever relieves a believer's distress of the distressful aspects of this world, Allah will rescue him from the difficulties of the Hereafter. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
If your heart becomes pure, you will never have enough of the words of your Lord. [Uthman radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Be humble, for humility is the attribute of believers. Beware of pride, for God does not like the proud. Those who humble themselves are raised up by God, and those who are proud are abased by Him. The Prophet, may blessings and peace be upon him, has said: 'Pride is to deny the truth and despise other people.' And: 'The man who looks at himself with admiration and others with disdain is proud.'

There are signs which distinguish the humble from the proud: Signs of humility include a liking for obscurity, a dislike of fame, to accept truth whether it be from a man of high or low birth, to love the poor, associate with them and keep their company to fulfill the rights people have upon you as completely as you can, thank those who fulfill their duties to you, and excuse those who are remiss.

Signs of pride include a liking for sitting in the positions of most dignity when in company or in a public gathering, praising oneself, speaking in a pompous manner, openly displaying haughtiness and arrogance, strutting, neglecting the rights your brothers have upon you while at the same time demanding the rights you have upon them. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred (i.e. forgive)
2. Free your mind from worries (most never happen).
3. Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

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