Saturday, June 18, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
The Most Beautiful Names belong to Allah; so call on Him by them; but shun such men as use profanity in His names; for what they do, they will soon be requited. Of those We created are people who direct (others) with truth, and dispense justice therewith. [7: 180, 181]

Hadith of the Day:
Take advantage of five before (another) five: your life before your death, your health before your illness, your free time before your preoccupation, your youth before your old age and your wealth before your poverty. [Ahmad & Baihaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Good character is to have an engaging face, to be generous with good works, and to refrain from doing harm. [Ibn al Mubarak]

Guidance of the Day:
Fourthly, patient renunciation of desires, which are all those boastfully worldly things to which the soul inclines. Perfect patient denial is attained by inwardly stopping the soul from thinking and leaning towards them, and outwardly restraining it for seeking or coming close to them.

This kind of fortitude is helped by knowledge of the distraction from God and His worship which comes from seeking and fulfilling desires, the risks of falling into the suspect and prohibited things and the arousal of greed for the world and the wish to remain therein so as to be able to enjoy its pleasures. Abu Sulaiman al Darani has said: 'To abandon a single desire is of more benefit to the heart than a year's of worship.' God will honor the one who grows accustomed to denying himself his desires by removing these things from his heart until his only desire is the Creator Himself and not the created things.[The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Silence is the language of forbearance. Modesty of the tongue is in its silence. Learn silence just as you learned speech. If speech used to guide you, silence will protect you.

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