Thursday, June 23, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Take to forgiveness, enjoin benevolence, and avoid the ignorant. And if a suggestion from Satan occurs to you, then take refuge with God, who is all-hearing, all-knowing. [7: 199, 200]

Hadith of the Day:
The major sins, which are nine in number, are as follows: associating partners with Allah, murdering a soul, running from battle, accusing an innocent woman falsely, taking usury, spending the wealth of orphans, talking heresy in the mosque, making light of religion, and causing one's parents to shed tears because of one's disobedience. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Those who were destroyed before you were destroyed due to three traits -- excess in speech, excess in food, and excess in sleep. [Ibrahim al Nakhai]

Guidance of the Day:
The origin of renunciation is the heart's knowledge of the vileness and insignificance of the world, and that 'had it been worth so much as a gnat's wing to God He would not have given a disbeliever a sip of its water,' and that 'it is accursed and all that it contains except that which is for God;' and that anyone who takes more than is necessary from it is unwittingly taking his own destruction.

The intended result of such knowledge is to abandon inwardly desire for the world, and to abandon outwardly delighting in its pleasures. The lowest degree of renunciation is that one is not induced by the world to commit a sin, nor to neglect any act of obedience, while the highest degree is that you take nothing from it unless you know that to take it is more pleasing to God than to leave it. There are many degrees between these two. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Do not fall into the delusion that you will always remain strong, youthful, and wealthy. Do not fall into the delusion that you will stop sinning after doing a sin a few times. Do not delude yourself into thinking that your children will attend to you without your having to looked after your own parents.

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