Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
God has promised the believing males and the believing females gardens underneath which rivers flow, to abide in them, and pleasant dwellings in gardens of eternity. But approval from God is greater; that is the most important success. [9: 72]

Hadith of the Day:
God does not remove knowledge by wresting it away from the people, but He removes knowledge by taking away scholars until, when no (true) scholar remains, the people will make leaders out of ignorant men who will answer without knowledge when asked (and) they will thereby stray and lead others astray. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The serene place belongs to the one occupied with the correction of his own self, who struggles against it in every state. [Shaykh Muhammad ibn al Habib]

Guidance of the Day:
Muslims are not obsessed with productivity, work should be kept within its proper limits and never be allowed to interfere with other duties such as acts of worship, the pursuit of religious knowledge, the nurturing of kinship bonds and other social obligations, as well as recreational activities within lawful limits. Those unable to earn are the direct responsibility of their nearest relatives, and it is extremely dishonorable to allow them to be cared for in an institution.

It is incumbent on every Muslim to make himself as useful as possible to his community, not only by his formal contribution to the economy or the benefits derived from his job as such, but in all the ways demonstrated by the Sunna, such as by learning and teaching others what he has learned, offering good counsel and emotional support to those who need them, and so on.These aspects of Muslim responsibilities are coming to be neglected with increasing urbanization and alienation; the only activity nowadays granted the honorable lable of 'useful' is work. [Man & The Universe]

Du'a of the Week:
Allahumma la tusallit alaina bi zunubina malla yakhafuka wala yarhamna (
O Allah do not impose upon us because of our sins, the one who does not fear You nor show mercy towards us).
[The above dua seems to be a real need for the umma in our present situation].

Food for Thought:

He who speaks much is much mistaken. The reason talk is cheap is that supply far out paces the demand. Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if it kept it's mouth shut.

1 comment:

krimbaluch said...