Wednesday, September 21, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
We destroyed communities before you when they did wrong. Their messengers came to them with clarifications, but they could not believe. Thus do We requite sinful people. Then We made you successors on earth after them, that We might see how you act. [10: 13,14]

Hadith of the Day:
Whosoever lightens the burden of someone in need, God will lighten his burden in this world and the next. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The presence of taqwa is recognizes by three things: Rushing to fulfill Allah's commands; seeking nothing from people; speaking and acting only what benefits one in this life and in the Hereafter. [Shaqeeq al Balkhi]

Guidance of the Day:
This is a reminder, so whoever wishes will take a path to his Lord (76:29), which means the path to His gnosis, good pleasure, and proximity to Him in His Garden. Such a path consists, inwardly, of strengthening one's faith and certainty through remembrance and reflection, and, outwardly, zealous seeking useful knowledge through the senses, performing good actions-- which are the Law (Shari'a)--and maintaining sincerity and courtesy, and keeping the company of the people of gnosis, so that one may reach the serenity of certitude, which is realization.

God the Exalted has said, We shall guide to Our paths those who strive for Our sake (29:69). In this noble verse the Generous Lord promises to guide those who strive sincerely for His sake to the paths which lead to His pleasure and proximity. This guidance is the result of striving and of correctly following the Sunna. It is the unveiling of the clear Truth and the appearance of things from the unseen. [Key to the GARDEN]

Food for Thought:
If we listen closely to the words of the wise, and we act upon them, perhaps we ourselves will one day be counted among their ranks. Then, our own words will serve to guide others.

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