Thursday, June 09, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (Scriptures)--in the Law and the Gospel--for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); he releases them from heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them, so it is those who believe in him, honor him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him--it is they who will prosper. [7: 157]

Hadith of the Day:
Over look the slips of the righteous and pious people, except in matters concerning which there is a prescribed penalty. [Ahmad & Abu Dawood]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Repentance is not simply a matter of stopping one's sins, but is also to refrain in the most beautiful manner from sinning and to amend for one's deeds in the best way possible. [Al Raghib al Isfahani]

Guidance of the Day:
Any hope or fear that does not lead to adherence to obedience and renunciation of transgressions is considered by the people of inward vision to be useless illusion and folly, for the one who (really) hopes for something seeks it and the one who (really) fears something flees from it invariably.

Beware of either despairing of God's mercy or feeling secure from His deception, for both are among the major sins. They only despair of the mercy of their Lord who are astray, and they only feel secure from the deception of God who are the people of perdition.

'Despair' is to be so overwhelmed by fear as to leave absolutely no room for hope, while 'security' is to have so much hope as to leave absolutely no room for fear. The man who has either of the two is ignorant of God, and will inevitably neglect His obedience and transgress. For the one who despairs forsakes obedience because he feels it will be of no avail to him, while the one who is secure commits sins thinking that they will not harm him. We seek God's protection against damnation and against evil destiny. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Turn away from your worries, and leave everything to destiny. Contentment is an inexhaustible treasure.

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