Monday, June 20, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Have they not reflected? Their companion is not possessed---he is but a clear warner. Have they not observed the government of the heavens and the earth and everything God has created, and that their term may be near? Then what account will they believe after that? [7: 184, 185]

Hadith of the Day:
Someone who strives on behalf of widows and the poor is like someone who fights in the way of Allah, and like someone who continually stands at night in prayer and like someone who continually fasts. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Remembrance is the sign of the thankful believer, whereas the hypocrite is rarely found to be invoking. He whose wealth or children distract him from remembering God is lost, but the one who remembers God experiences delight sweeter than the pleasure of food and drink. [Ibn Ataillah]

Guidance of the Day:
The basis of thankfulness is that the heart be aware of such favors, that they are from God alone, and that nothing comes to one through one's own ability and power, but only through God's grace and mercy. The limit of thankfulness is to use each one of His favors in His obedience; if you do not do so you will have neglected to give thanks for it, and if you use them to disobey Him you will have fallen into ingratitude, whereby favors turn into afflictions.

Anyone who still enjoys some favors while using them in disobedience to God is being lured. God the Exalted has said: We shall lure them from whence they do not know. And: We only give them rein that they may grow in sinfulness. Similarly, 'God gives rein to the wrong doer until, when He takes him, He does not let him go.' (Hadith) [The Book of Guidance]

Food for Thought:
Time for love is very short in this world, where do people find time to fill it with so much hate. With love even major differences become minor. Love is unconditional, otherwise it is pretense. Love will itself teach the etiquettes of love.

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