Friday, September 02, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
As for the first vanguard of the emigrants and the helpers and those who followed them in good deeds, God is pleased with them, and they are pleased with God. And God has prepared gardens for them beneath which rivers flow, where they will abide for ever. That is the great salvation. [9: 100]

Hadith of the Day:
He is not one of us who imitates other than us. He who imitates certain people is one of them [Tirmidhi, Abu dawud]

Wise Quote of the Day:
By Allah it is not allowed for you to harm a dog or a pig without a just cause, how then can you harm a Muslim? [Fudhail ibn Iyaadh]

Guidance of the Day:
Jihad is the struggle to fulfill the rights and responsibilities of one's family as well as those who are close, such as neighbors and relatives. To make sure that one does not harm them either with his hand or with his tongue. In the same token, jihad is the struggle to forgive the wrongs of others, to overlook their misgivings, and hide their faults.

is the struggle to help the needy, the orphan, the widow, and the homeless by sacrificing our wealth. It is to show love and gentleness to our young ones, and respect and honor to our elders. It is to protect the honor and property of every single member of society, whether man or woman. Jihad is the struggle to speak out against injustice, to ensure that everyone is given just measure, regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion. Ultimately Jihad is that struggle in which we are willing to give our lives in the name of Allah so that these ideals will endure and bring peace and justice to countless others, thus truly bringing the harmony of the heavens down the earth.

Though we can only skim the surface of this vast ocean, the essence of Jihad is tied to our very existence. For if we were to ask what the purpose of our creation is, then it is no less than a struggle, a jihad, to submit our will to Our Creator, thereby achieving peace and unity with the rest of the cosmos in celebrating His Majesty and Glory.

Food for Thought:
The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the good deed again at least you will have made the world a better place, after all, isn't that what life is all about.

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