Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
The believing men and believing women are protectors of each other; they enjoin what is beneficial and forbid what is abominable, and practice prayer and give charity, and obey God and God's messenger. They are the one's on whom God will have mercy. For God is almighty, most wise. [9: 71]

Hadith of the Day:
Scholars are heirs to the Prophets: for Prophets bequeath neither dinar nor dirham, but they bequeath knowledge, and those who receive it will have received an ample share. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Be extremely vigilant about avoiding positions of leadership, but should you be tried with such matters atleast know your own limitations. [Ahmad al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:
The norm in Islamic terms is nothing less than the original or primordial nature of man, or his fitra.The reason why this is termed 'norm' and not 'ideal' is that, far from being a mere theoretical or hypothetical construction, this pattern was actually lived in Madina in the early days of Islam and still is, to this very day, by those who strive to realize it in full. The norm in Islam is thus the sunna of the prophet, may God's blessings be upon him, and that of the Companions and Followers.

The sunna represents the very perfection of human behavior and anything less than that is considered abnormal. The Islamic norm, as lived by the Prophet Muhammad, may God's blessings and peace be upon him, covers a vast range of human behavior. For besides his function as Divine Messenger and legislator, which is exclusive and inimitable, he also lived the roles of orphan, shepherd, merchant, father, adoptive father, grandfather, warrior, political leader, and husband of women both older and younger than himself.

At times he was poor to the extent of not having cooked food in his house for weeks on end, while at other times he was rich to the extent of being able to give away a valley full of sheep. He survived mortal dangers, plots, and immense hardships, saw all his children but one die before him, began his emigration as a fugitive hiding in a cave, and eventually returned to Makkah as a conqueror. This, together with what is on record concerning the pattern of behavior of his companions and his approval or criticism of them, leaves almost nothing of what human beings think, feel, say or do without a clear model to emulate. [Man & The Universe]

Food for Thought:

O' God! Give us clear vision so we may know where we stand and what to stand for, because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.

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