Friday, June 17, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Evil as an example are people who reject Our Signs and wrong their souls. Whom Allah guides; he is on the right path; whom He rejects from His guidance--such are the people who perish. [7: 177, 178]

Hadith of the Day:
Remember the destroyer of pleasures--death-- often. Verily, no one remembers it during straitened times in his life except that it makes the matter easier upon him. And the one who remembers it during times of ease except that it makes the matter tighter upon him. [al Baihaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
You have been shown, if you can see;
and you have been guided, if you have found the way;
and you have been made to hear, if you listen. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
The second kind of unpleasant things comprises those which are caused by other men, whether by way of offenses to oneself and one's honor, or of some act of withholding. Complete fortitude in this regard means preventing oneself from hating the offender, if he is a Muslim, or wishing him to come to harm, preventing one's tongue from praying to God against him, and not reproaching him at all, which thing will be accomplished either by forbearance and fortitude, through one's reliance on God's assistance, or by reconciliation, in the wish for His reward.

This kind of patience is helped by knowledge of that which has been handed down regarding the merit which is in suppressing one's anger, enduring injuries, and forgiving others. The Prophet, may blessings and peace be upon him, has said: 'God fills the heart of one who suppresses his anger when he is able to carry out its demands with serenity and faith. The one who perseveres in this kind of fortitude will be honored by God with a goodly character, which is the source of all virtues and the foundation of all perfections. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The wise have inherited wisdom by means of silence and contemplation. Speak little with men and much with God, perhaps your heart will behold Him.

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