Thursday, August 25, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
And among them are those who promised God, "If You give us from the Divine bounty, we will certainly give charity and be among the righteous." But when God gave them some Divine bounty, they were stingy with it and turned away, being shirkers. [9: 75, 76]

Hadith of the Day:
There will come upon the people when they will take usury, those who do not take it will be affected by the dust of it. [Ibn Majah, Nasai]

Wise Quote of the Day:
All containers are reduced in capacity by what is placed in them, except a container of knowledge, which expands. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Whatever has to be done should always be done with efficiency and precision. 'God has decreed that everything you do should be done with excellence,' says the hadith. A Muslim is thus obliged to keep his activities under constant scrutiny and never allow himself to fall short of the required standard or be guilty of neglect. The extent to which he fails to comply with this rule is the degree to which his faith and knowledge of the requirements of his religion are defective.

A Muslim strives for excellence in every act in the awareness that it is God who is watching him, not his foreman. The extent to which Muslim communities are failing to function efficiently is a result of the weakness that has befallen their faith and that has become ubiquitous.

It has become clear beyond dispute that modern technology, production lines and bureaucracy dehuminize people. Nothing can be done about this at the moment except to try to counteract these effects by deliberate and intensive religious and cultural input in the workers' free time. [Man & The Universe]

Food for Thought:

Team spirit: If anything goes bad, "I did it." If anything goes real good, then "We did it." It is better to be faithful than famous. It is better to keep a friend from falling than to help him up after he falls.

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