Thursday, September 01, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
The only case is against those who ask you for exemption even though they are rich, preferring to be with those who stay behind. God has sealed their hearts, so they do not know. [9: 93]

Hadith of the Day:
It is a sign of the nearness of the hour that evil people will be elevated while good people will be abased, that talking will be profuse, while doing will be scarce. [Al Hakim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Three things destroy a person: persisting in sins with false hopes of repentance; delaying repentance with the delusion of long life; and despairing of His mercy. [Shaqeeq al Balkhi]

Guidance of the Day:
JIHAD: Jihad is the struggle to remove all those things from one's life that incur Allah's displeasure, and to replace them with those things that will gain His acceptance. Jihad is the struggle against one's inner self and it's bestial inclinations. It is this struggle, in fact, which the Prophet (may Allah bless him and give him peace) said is "the greater jihad".

Having lived in the world for atleast a few years, it is not hard for us to see why this is so. All the havoc that humans cause on this planet can be said to spring from the villains in our hearts, against whom the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him) declared this great jihad. These villains include: arrogance, avarice, pettiness, selfishness, jealousy, greed, self delusions, and vain passions. Furthermore, jihad is the struggle to replace these villains with goodly traits, such as mercy, honor, humbleness, generosity, gentleness, dignity, and other qualities that are aptly described as "heavenly".

Food for Thought:

The way of seeking guidance is to have close living relations with living scholars in one's land. The point of life is not to live the salvific minimum, but to follow the means of increasing in faith and piety (taqwa), which are the best keys for electhood, and the good pleasure of Allah Most High.

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