Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
After them succeeded an (evil) generation; they inherited the Book, but they chose (for themselves) the vanities of this world, saying (for excuse): "(Everything) will be forgiven us." (Even so), if similar vanities came their way, they would (again) seize them. Was not the covenant of the Book taken from them, that they would not ascribe to Allah anything but the truth? And they study what is in the Book. But best for the righteous is the Home in the Hereafter, will you not understand? As to those who hold fast by the Book and establish regular prayer--never shall We suffer the reward of the righteous to perish. [7 169, 170]

Hadith of the Day:
The delaying of repayment by one who has the means is a form of dhulm (injustice). [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Hopes for forgiveness have deceived some people until they left the world as bankrupts, that is, devoid of good works. [Hasan al Basri]

Guidance of the Day:
You must show fortitude (sabr), for it is one of the foundations and is inescapable as long as you are in this abode. It is a noble trait and a great virtue. The Messenger of God, many blessings and peace be upon him, has said: 'Fortitude is the commander of the believer's soldiers.' And: 'There is much good in the patient endurance of that which one finds unpleasant.' And: 'Know that victory comes with fortitude, relief with hardship, and that with each difficulty comes ease.'

Know that happiness depends on the occurrence of nearness to God, which in turn depends on always following the truth and avoiding falsehood. The soul (lower self) is by its very nature inclined to detest truth and lean towards falsehood. The determination of the seeker of felicity is thus always in need of fortitude, sometimes to force the soul to follow the truth and sometimes to force it to avoid falsehood. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Just because you have the gift of sight doesn't mean you can see. Whoever occupies himself with insignificant things, then important things will passby him.

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