Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Say, "I have no power to profit or harm myself, except as God wills. And if I know the unseen, I would surely have made much of the good; and no ill would have touched me. But I am just a warner, and a herald of good news to people who believe." [7: 188]

Hadith of the Day:
Any Muslim whose parents are Muslims and who wakes up every morning with the intention of doing right by them will have two doors opened for him/her in Paradise by Allah. If only one parent is alive, then one door (will be opened). If he/she angers a parent, Allah will not be pleased with that person until his/her parent is pleased with him/her, even if they (the parents) are unjust. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Never obey your ego even for a moment. Never believe any of its claims no matter what it tells you. [Ahmad al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:
You must renounce the world, for renunciation is the forerunner of felicity, the manifestation of Providence, the sign of sanctity. Just as loving the world is the origin of all sins, so also is hating it the origin of all obedience and excellence. It is enough to make you renounce the world to know that in numerous passages in His Book God has called it the Comfort of Illusion, and God the Exalted defined the world as being but a distraction and play to which no intelligent person should pay any attention and to which only fools are attracted.

Know that to renounce the world is an immediate felicity, and that only those whose breasts God has opened up by the dawning of the lights of gnosis and certainty are capable of it. The Prophet has said, may blessings and peace be upon him: 'When light enters the heart it opens up and is enlarged.' (The Companions) said: 'Is there any sign for that? and he replied: 'Yes, to shun the abode of illusion and attend to the abode of immortality.' And he said: 'Renouncing the world relieves the heart and the body, while desire for the world increases worry and sorrow.' And: 'Renounce the world, and God will love you.' [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
A large stone can become an obstacle in the way of a weak person, but becomes merely a stepping stone for the strong willed. Never delay anything that can be done today.

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