Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
They swear by God they are of your number, but they are not; they are, however, people in fear. If they could find a refuge, or a cave, or a retreat, they would resort to it, capricious as they are. [9: 56, 57]

Hadith of the Day:
The grave is either a meadow of the meadows of the Garden, or a pit of the pits of the Fire. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
When death comes it does not return empty handed, so occupy every moment in preparedness of it. [Shaqeeq al Balkhi]

Guidance of the Day:
To the disbeliever, self esteem is based on his opinion of himself and what he perceives as others' opinion of him. The believer, on the other hand, bases his self esteem on the human race's ultimate equality in their utter dependence on Divine power to sustain their very existence. For were this sustaining power, to be withdrawn, all would vanish into immediate nothingness.

Self confidence, if based on personal achievement, is nothing but an illusion that can easily be shattered, since achievement is but a free gift, a Divine grace, and, when misused, liable to be withdrawn. Confidence in God, on the other hand, is the calm certainty that as He has given before, He will give again, and as He has protected before, He will protect again, and as He has responded before, He will respond again.

Just as worldly self-confidence increases with the repeated experience of success, confidence in God increases with the repeated experience of Divine responsiveness and solicitude. It ultimately leads to reliance on God in preference to created beings and one's own abilities, and to the piercing of the veil of material causes and effects. Imperturbability is the characteristic of those who achieve this condition, whereas anxiety and futile agitation remain that of those who do not. [Man & The Universe]

Food for Thought:

Decieve someone today and you will regret it tomorrow. One who plants thorns must never expect to grow roses.

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