Sunday, September 18, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
As for those who believe and do good works, their Lord will guide them through their faith; rivers will flow below them, in gardens of felicity. Their call there will be, "Glory to You, O God!" And their greeting there will be "Peace." And the close of their call will be, "All praise is for God, Lord of all worlds." [10: 9,10]

Hadith of the Day:
None of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Contentment is kingdom enough; goodness of character is prosperity enough. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Know that you must reflect on your shortcomings in worshipping your lord and your exposing yourself to His wrath should you do what He has forbidden you. He has said, I created jinn and men only to worship Me (51:56); Do you think that We created you in vain and that to Us you will not be returned? (23:115) and O mankind! You shall surely toil toward your Lord laboriously and you shall meet Him (84:16). This kind of reflection increases your fear of God, encourages you to blame and reproach yourself, to avoid remissness, and persevere in your zeal.

You must also reflect on this worldly life, its numerous preoccupations and hazards, and the swiftness with which it perishes, and reflect on the Afterlife and its felicity and permanence. God the Exalted has said, Thus does God render the signs clear to you, so that you may reflect on this world and the Afterlife (2:220); But you prefer the life of the world, when the Afterlife is better and more abiding (77:17); and The life of the world is but distraction and play; while the Last Abode is indeed the Life, if they but knew (29:64). This kind of reflection results in losing all desire for the world and in wishing for the Afterlife. [Key to the GARDEN]

Food for Thought:

Look for what you do, for that is what you are worth. Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do.

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