Monday, June 13, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Say: "O People I am sent unto you all, as the Messenger of Allah, to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth; there is no God but He; it is He that gives both life and death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, who believes in Allah and His Words; follow him so that you may be guided. [7: 158]

Hadith of the Day:
For whomever Allah desires good, He gives him the understanding of the religion. And verily, knowledge comes through learning. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The world is like a serpent, soft to the touch but with poison inside. The ignorant heedless one reaches for it, while the intelligent one is wary of it. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Beware of those hopes for forgiveness which will sever you therefrom. These you from deluded people who say that God will forgive all sins, that He stands in no need of us and our works, that His treasures are full of bounty and His mercy envelops everything, but who then persist in committing sins and neglecting good works, as though they were in effect saying that acts of obedience are of no benefit and sins bring no harm. This is a 'formidable falsehood!'

The Prophet, may blessings and peace be upon him, has said: 'The shrewd man is he who accuses himself and works for that which follows death, and the incompetent is he who follows his soul's passions and harbors (illusory) hopes regarding God.'

If you say to one of these deluded people that he should refrain from earning and commerce and God the Exalted will send him his provision, he will ridicule you and reply that he never saw anything come except when sought and pursued, mostly with toil and exertion. Nevertheless, God has guaranteed (his share of) the world for him, but not the Hereafter. Is this anything but an inversion of (the truth) and standing upside down on one's own head? [The Book of guidance]

Food for Thought:
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom. A normal person knows right from wrong, a good person admits when he is wrong.

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