Monday, September 19, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
If God accelerated the ill for people as they wish to hasten the good, their time would be determined. So we leave those who do not look forward to meeting with Us wandering lost in their excess. [10: 11]

Hadith of the Day:
It is sufficiently evil for a man do despise his brother Muslim. The whole of a Muslim is inviolable to another Muslim: his blood, property, and honor. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
It is sufficient as a sin for a person that he continues to be argumentative. And it is sufficient as a sin for a person that he continues to be quarelsome. [Abu Darda radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Know that you should reflect on imminence of death and the regret and remorse which occur when it is too late. God has said: Say: the death that you flee from will indeed meet you, and you will then be returned to the knower of the unseen, and He will inform you of that which you had been doing (62:8); Until when death comes to one of them, he says, "My Lord! Send me back, that I may do good in that which I have left!" No! It is but a word he says (23:99). The benefit of this kind of reflection is that hopes become short, behavior finer, and provision is gathered for the Appointed Day.

You should also reflect on those attributes and acts by which God has described His friends and His enemies, and on the immediate and delayed recompense which He has prepared for each group. He has said, The righteous are in felicity, and the depraved are in Hell (82:13-14); The result of this kind of reflection is that you come to love the fortunate, habituate yourself to emulating their behavior and to taking on their qualities. You should, with each kind of reflection , bring to mind those verses, hadiths, and other narratives which relate to it. [Key to the GARDEN]

Food for Thought:

Wedding gifts come in beautiful wrappings, and the most beautiful of all is a happy family all wrapped up in one another.

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