Monday, June 27, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
They ask you about the spoils of war. Say, "The spoils are for God and the messenger. So be conscious of God, and reconcile dissension among you. And obey God and God's messenger, if you are believers." [8: 1]

Hadith of the Day:
There is no doubt that three kinds of prayers will be answered: the prayers of the oppressed, the prayers of the traveler, and the prayers of parents for their children. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
I found the sweetness of worship in four things - the first in fulfilling Allah's commandments, the second in abstaining from Allah's prohibitions, the third in enjoining good with the intention of attaining Allah's reward, and the fourth in forbidding evil fearing Allah's wrath.[Uthman radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
It is a condition for sound reliance that it does not lead you to disobey God, and that you avoid what He has forbidden and perform what He has commanded, relying in all this on Him. Seeking only His assistance and committing yourself to Him. Using any of the world's means does not invalidate your reliance as long as you rely on God and not on that which you use.

Certainly, for the one whose reliance is sincere, his use of worldly means will become meager. As for totally divesting oneself of them, this is praiseworthy only for those whose approach to God is uninterrupted, whose hearts are purified from attending to anything other than Him, and who do not by so doing cause those of God's creatures whom they support to be lost.
Know that storing things and the treatment of illnesses do not compromise the essence of reliance for those who know that the One Who enriches, benefits, and harms is God alone. [The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
If you do not keep your soul occupied with good, it will keep you occupied with evil. If you concern yourself with things that benefit your soul, this guarantees conquest over your enemy (Satan).

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