Sunday, September 11, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
There has come to you a messenger from among yourselves; it weighs heavily on him that you be ruined, he is anxious for you, compassionate and merciful to the believers. [9: 128]

Hadith of the Day:
When a believer suffers hardship it is an atonement and a purification for him, unless he attributes what ails him to other than God and prays to other than God for relief. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Wonder of wonders! How is it that the same people who leave food out of fear of sickness cannot leave sin out of fear of the Hereafter. [Yahya bin Mu'adh]

Guidance of the Day:

Know that the duty of enjoining good and forbidding evil must be carried out with wisdom and goodly exhortation. Should it be necessary to enter into a debate with someone, this must be done in the best way possible. This is more likely to lead to acceptance and success; to do otherwise would be erroneous and foolish.

It is the consensus (ijma) of the Nation that it is forbidden to accuse anyone of disbelief who recognizes the Qibla, unless he denies God, commits blatant idolatry not open to interpretation, denies Prophecy, rejects whatever else is known to be an indispensable part of religion, or something which has been handed down by many chains of transmission (tawatur) or indispensable knowledge that has been confirmed by the consensus of the Nation.

Anyone who rejects something which is known to be an indispensable part of religion, such as Tawhid,Prophecy, Muhammad's status as "Seal of the Messengers (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him), the Resurrection on the last Day, the judgment, reward and punishment, or the Garden and the Fire, is a disbeliever. No Muslim may claim ignorance as his excuse for this, unless he has only recently entered Islam, in which case he is excusable until he learns about them. [Key to the GARDEN]

Food for Thought:
In an argument the best weapon to hold is the tongue. He who blows in the fire will get sparks in his eyes.

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