Saturday, June 25, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
And if you do not bring them a sign, they say, "why haven't you made a selection of them?" Say, "I only follow what is revealed to me from my Lord, and guidance and mercy for people who believe. [7: 203]

Hadith of the Day:
Good news to those who are good to their parents: God will increase the length of their lives. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
People before us used to advise each other of three things -- the one who works for his Hereafter, Allah will take care of the matters of his din and dunya for him; and the who beautifies his inner self, Allah will beautify his appearance; and the one who rectifies that which is between him and Allah, Allah will rectify that which is between him and the people. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
The basis of the love of prominence is to love being considered great by others. Now greatness is one of God's attributes, and this thing is therefore disputing His Lordship.

The basis of the love of money is the love of enjoying one's desires, and this is an attribute of animals. The Prophet, may blessings and peace be upon him, has said: 'God the Exalted says: "Greatness is My lower garment and Pride My upper garment. I shall cast anyone who disputes with Me with regard to either of them into the Fire of Hell." And: 'Two hungry wolves let loose into the sheep's fold will not devastate it more than do the love of prominence and money a Muslim's religion'.

Take little from the world always, and confine yourself to your needs, whether it be in the matter of clothes, food, marriage, housing, or any other comfort. Beware of indulgently seeking its pleasures while claiming to renounce it, using arguments unacceptable to God, and contriving interpretations which are far moved from truth. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Just like stagnant, standing water becomes a breeding ground for filth, an empty and carefree mind becomes a hive for useless and scorn thoughts.

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