Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Whoever God deludes has no guide: God leaves them to wander in their excess. They ask you about the end of time, when it is set. Say, "Only my Lord has knowledge of that, and no one else reveals its time. It weighs heavily on the heavens and the earth. It will only come to you suddenly, as a surprise." They ask you as if you are welcoming it. Say, "God alone has that knowledge, but most of the people do not realize." [7: 186, 187]

Hadith of the Day:
The pleasure of the Lord is in the pleasure of a parent, and the wrath of the Lord is in the wrath of a parent. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
He who has no manners has no knowledge; he who has no patience has no religion (din); and he who has no God-consciousness has no closeness to Allah. [Hasan al Basri]

Guidance of the Day:
It is part of thankfulness to praise God frequently, and to rejoice for the favors bestowed, because they are means of attaining to the propinquity of God, and because they are evidence of God's solicitude for His servants.

It is part of thankfulness, too, to make much of His favors, even those that are small. It is related that God once said to one of His Prophets: 'Whenever I grant you a poor grain of wheat, know that I have remembered you thereby; therefore thank Me for it.

It is part of thankfulness likewise to speak of God's favors without, however, digressing into anything that might suggest self-righteousness in religious matters or insolence in matters of the world. Deeds are according to the intentions behind them. And all good comes from following our virtuous predecessors in all circumstances; and God knows best. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
A mountain is a pebble for the hardworking, and a pebble is a mountain for the lazy. The lazy keep looking for opportunities, whereas the strong create them. Set backs are what make a person strong.

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