Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Charities (Zakah) are only for the poor and needy, and the workers who administer them, and those whose hearts have been reconciled, and those in bondage, and those in debt, and on the cause of God; and for the wayfarer, as an ordinance of God. And God is Omniscient, Most Wise. [9: 60]

Hadith of the Day:
Worshipping at times of tribulation and confusion is like migrating to join me. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Only he is a mutawakkil (one who trusts in the Divine) who fears none but Allah and depends on none but Allah. [Fudhail ibn Iyaadh]

Guidance of the Day:
Marriage is one of the pivotal institutions in Islam and therefore one of the most explicitly regulated. Young men are strongly enjoined to marry as early as possible, as a safe guard against irregular and therefore socially disruptive relationships, and also to enable themselves to reach maturity and stability early in their lives.

It is stated in hadith that, 'When the servant marries he completes half of his religion, let him thereafter fear God in the remaining half.' Another well-known hadith explains how one should choose his spouse-to-be by stating that there are four reasons why a woman is desired for marriage: wealth, social status, beauty and piety. The hadith then goes on to exhort men to give piety priority over all other reasons, since a pious wife is an effective helper on the road to the Hereafter, whereas a worldly one is at best a distraction and at worst an actively nefarious influence. [Man & The Universe]

Food for Thought:

A turning wheel doesn't get rusty. Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better. Many people are not failures, they just started at the bottom and like it there.

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