Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
There is to be no pressure on the weak, or on the sick, or on those who have nothing to contribute, if they are faithful to God and the messenger of God. There is no cause against those who do good. And God is most forgiving, most merciful. [9: 91]

Hadith of the Day:
It is a sign of hour that a man will obey his wife while antagonizing his mother and draw his friend nearer while pushing his father away. There will be loud voices in the mosques.

Wise Quote of the Day:
Generosity is the protector of good reputations, while knowledge is the silencer of fools. The most noble wealth is to give up objects of desire. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Return to God: Imagine that you are to die the next day and return to God to stand before Him to be asked to account for your knowledge, behavior and all affairs of states. What you see there as most important and useful to you is precisely what you must give priority and attachment to, whereas what you find useless, unimportant, or of no great necessity is what you must neither pursue nor occupy yourself with.

Meditate on this matter and reflect well, it is of tremendous benefit to those who are concerned about their appointed time, their return to God, their salvation and their success in the Hereafter.

As it is incumbent upon one to excel in everything one does for the sake of God, such as good works, devotions, so it is incumbent to excel in abstaining from evil, forbidden and doubtful. Excellence in such circumstances is to refrain from such things out of sincerity, reverence, modesty, fear and awe of God the Exalted, and not out of modesty, shame or fear of people. Excellence in abstention is also to avoid situations where one may lapse and to avoid the company of such people as are likely to drag one along with them, "all success is from Allah."

Du'a of the Week:
Allahumma inni as'aluka min fuja'atil khair wa a'oozubika min fuja'atish shar. (O Allah I ask You for good surprises and I seek refuge in You from bad surprises).

Food for Thought:

Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today. Diligence is the mother of good luck. When one wastes time, his heart becomes complacent and lazy.

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