Monday, September 05, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
God will not mislead a people after having guided them, to make clear to them what to beware. For God knows everything. It is to God that the dominion of the heavens and the earth belongs; God gives life, and causes death; and you have no protector and no savior aside from God. [9: 115,116]

Hadith of the Day:
The best generation is my generation, then that which will follow, then that which will follow. [Bukhari]

(These three generations were specifically mentioned by the Prophet, may God's blessings and peace be upon him, and this is why they are to this day greatly revered and taken as models by most Muslims).

Wise Quote of the Day:
Disputes that escalate to high levels can often only be defused if only one of the parties lays down its arms and surrenders, preferring family harmony and the pleasure of God Most High over personal grudges. [Hamza Karamali]

Guidance of the Day:
In His Book, God the Exalted has commanded that the Sunna of His Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) be followed. This was made a duty and an obligation, and therefore no faith can be sound without it. To deny that the Sunna should be followed is disbelief because it is a denial of what has been stated in the Qur'an.

This is the reason why Muslims have taken such great care with hadith, from the days of the Companions until the present. These were recorded and transmitted verbally and in writing, and researched in the most profound manner as regards their memorization, accuracy, recording, and freedom from flaws.

Only those whose faith is defective regarding the one who brought the Sunna would detract from its value or altogether snub it; by so doing they would set themselves outside the consensus, method, and doctrine of the Muslims, and would show themselves to be either ignorant of Islam or its blatant foes. [Key to the GARDEN]

Food for Thought:
What I see in nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.

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