Monday, August 15, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
So do not marvel at their wealth or their children, for God only wants to torment them thereby in the life of the world, and that their souls perish while they are athiests. [9: 55]

Hadith of the Day:
The world is the believer's prison and the disbeliever's paradise. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who really knows Allah fills all his moments with seeking meaning from everything through reflection and contemplation, while occupying himself in praise and glorification and perpetually increasing in obedience. [Ibrahim ibn Adham]

Guidance of the Day:
We are enjoined to defend ourselves as best as we can against those who wish us harm, yet one must never lose sight of the reality of things, which is that no harm may reach anyone save with Divine permission. One must always rely upon the Divine wisdom which underlies the secret of destiny and which is the Divine ability to put everything in the most suitable place, at the most suitable time and in the most suitable manner.

For a believer adversity induces emotions different from the usual resentment or mindless rage of man against his destiny. Adversity is seen as a purification from egocentric and individualistic tendencies, then as a necessary preparation for higher spiritual gains. Knowledge of Divine rigor induces in the heart the fear of God and stimulates one's vigilance, with the realization that He knows every thought, word, and act, and that there shall be a reaction in kind to each. At a higher level than fear of retaliation or chastisement is awe before the immensity of the Divine Might. [Man & The Universe]

Du'a of the Week:
Allahummar hamni bi tarkil ma'asi abadamma abqaitani. (O Allah! have mercy on me by helping me abandon disobedience as long as You keep me alive.

Food for Thought:

The one who remembers death frequently will benefit in three ways: he will hasten to repent; he will be content; and he will be active in worship. The one who forgets death will be punished in three ways: he will delay repentance; he will no longer be content; and he will be lazy in worship.

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