Thursday, September 08, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
The believers should not go forth all together; why not have a group from every band of them stay behind to apply themselves to understanding the religion and to preach the people, when they return to them, that they may be aware? [9: 122]

Hadith of the Day:
When you ask, ask only God, and when you seek help, seek only God's help. And know that if the whole nation were to unite to benefit you, they would benefit you only with something that God has (already) decreed for you; and were they to unite to harm you, they would harm you with something that God has (already) decreed for you. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The way to attract people to Islam is not self-righteous sermonizing, but sincere and selfless service. [Prof. Tariq Ramadan]

Guidance of the Day:
The Messenger of God (may blessings and peace be upon him) spoke the truth when he said, "God does not remove knowledge by seizing it from people, but by seizing the scholars (in death), until, when none of them remain, people will choose ignorant leaders who when asked will give legal judgments not based on knowledge, such that they go astray and lead others astray." This hadith contains a dire warning not to seek legal judgments from the ignorant nor to follow their pronouncements.

They attempt to solve problems and deliver legal judgments (fatwas) that have newly presented themselves though they have neither studied the principles (usul) nor the jurisprudence at the hands of a real master who knows the texts; nor have they been accredited or permitted to lecture--let alone give legal judgments--by those qualified to give such authorizations.

It is also a powerful threat to those who give legal judgments without being possessed of knowledge, for it brands such a person as one who has himself strayed and is leading others astray. If those self-deceivers knew how hazardous this attitude was, and that they stand on the very precipice of Hell, they would retreat from their fearful position. [Key of the GARDEN]

Du'a of the Week:
Allahumma inna na'oozubika min khizyiddunya wa azaabil akhirah (O Allah we seek refuge in You from the disgrace of this world and the punishment of the Hereafter ,ameem.)

Food for Thought:

Something to do will keep us busy, something to love will keep us motivated and something to hope for will take us faster towards our goal.

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