Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
It is to God that you return, all: the promise of God is true. For it is God who begins the creation, and then repeats it to reward with justice those who have faith and do good works. as for those who scoff, they will have a drink of scalding water, and a painful penalty for disbelieving. [10: 4]

Hadith of the Day:
Modesty and faith are close companions; should one of them be lost, the other will be too. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The bounty that comes from Allah to a believer due to his trial is greater than the bounty that comes from Allah during his times of ease. [Ibn Rajab]

Guidance of the Day:
Reflection is the kohl of the inner eye. It is the roaming of the heart in the meanings of things in order to reach its goal. It is with reflection that one dives for the pearls of higher realities. If one's reflection is free from flaws, it will attain to the sources of Realization. It is said that it is the "lamp of the heart, which renders visible the good and evil which it contains, and what may benefit it or bring it harm." This is because a heart devoid of reflection is devoid of light as a dark house, and a house devoid of light will contain nothing but ignorance, pride, and beguilement.

An hour's reflection is better than a whole night spent in worship. "Reflection is the mirror of the believer, in which he looks at his works, evil and good." There are several kinds of reflection. Some reflect on the evanescent nature of this world, and the way in which it betrays those who pursue it. This gives them patience, which causes their detachment to grow.

Some reflect on the beautiful reward which is in store for the worshippers, so that their ardor and enthusiasm for it wax stronger. Some reflect on the favors and blessed gifts of God and on the secrets of the Names and Attributes. In this way they increase in love for their Exalted and Majestic Creator. Some reflect on the proofs and evidences which lead to faith. Exalted, then, is the state of he who does all four! [Key to the GARDEN]

Food for Thought:

The truth is the strongest argument. The greatest homage you can pay to the truth is to use it. The bare truth in newspapers does not always get proper coverage.

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