Thursday, June 16, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Relate to them the story of the man to whom We sent Our signs, but he passed them by: So Satan followed him up, and he went astray. If it had been Our will, We might have raised him up by means of them, but he clung to the earth and followed his own whim. He might be compared to a dog: if you attack Him, he lolls out his tongue. That is the similitude of those who reject Our signs; so relate the story; perchance they may reflect. [7: 175,176]

Hadith of the Day:
Allah has revealed to me that you must be humble, so that no one boasts over another. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
No soul shall die until it fulfills its decreed portion of this world and its appointed time here, so be conscious of God and make your request with dignity. [Ahmad al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:
Thirdly, patient endurance of unpleasant things. These are of two kinds: The first comprises those which come from God without an intermediary, as illness, death of a dear relative or a friend etc. This kind of fortitude is realized inwardly by forsaking restlessness, which is to become annoyed and irritated, and outwardly by not complaining to any creature.

This kind of fortitude is helped by the knowledge that impatience is painful in itself, in addition to its leading to punishment and the loss of reward. Complaining to one who can neither benefit nor protect his own self is foolish, and such are all creature. Furthermore, to complain is evidence of not finding one's sufficiency in God, in Whose hand is the Dominion of all things, and also of omitting to remember those verses which relate to the worth of patient endurance of losses, infirmities, and afflictions, and that God the Exalted knows better than a man that which is of most benefit to him. God will give the one who perseveres in this kind of fortitude to taste the sweetness of surrender and find rest in the serenity of contentment. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, he who never asks a question remains a fool for ever. Silence at the right time is the proper attribute for men, just as speaking on the right occasion is among the noblest qualities.

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