Saturday, September 03, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
God has accepted their persons and property from the believers in exchange for paradise for them--they fight in the cause of God, so they kill and are killed--as a promise binding on God in the Torah, and the Gospel, and the Qur'an. And who is more faithful to a promise than God? So be happy with the bargain you've made, for that is the great success. [9: 111]

Hadith of the Day:
It is not poverty that I fear for you, but I fear that the world shall open its gates for you, that you shall compete for it, and that it will destroy you as it has destroyed them. [Bukhari]
(The destruction in question is obviously religious and moral, having to do with the state of the people on the Day of Judgment)

Wise Quote of the Day:
Destroyed is the one who does not have a heart that recognize what is good and what is evil. [Abdullah ibn Mas'ud]

Guidance of the Day:

To die believing in Tawhid and Islam is the ultimate happiness this life has to offer. A Muslim continually implores and asks God to make him die as a Muslim, and this is how God has described His Prophets and the righteous among His servants. He has stated that Joseph (peace be upon him) said, "You are my Patron in this world and in the next; make me die a Muslim, and make me join the virtuous"(12:101). He has exhorted that Abraham and Jacob (peace be upon them) exhorted their children to die as Muslims.

One should strive properly to guard one's Islam and to strengthen it by complying with God's commands. A person who neglects God's commands exposes himself to the risk of dying outside Islam, for his lack of obedience is proof of his low opinion of the rights religion has over him.

One should avoid transgressions and sins, for these weaken one's Islam, shake its foundations, and put one in danger of it being snatched away at the time of death. Likewise, one should continually ask God for a good ending, so that one dies with the Testimony, and one should dread a bad ending, for it leads to perdition. [Key to the GARDEN]

Food for Thought:
The line between self-confidence and conceit is very narrow. A conceited person never gets anywhere because he thinks he is already there.

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