Friday, September 23, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Say, "Had God willed, I would not have recited it to you, and God would not have taught it to you. And I have sojourned among you for a lifetime before this; so won't you understand? So who does more wrong than one who invents falsehood about God or repudiates the signs of God? Sinners do not attain their aim. [10: 16,17]

Hadith of the Day:
A believer is affable and easy to approach. There is no good in those who are neither affable nor easy to approach. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
O son of Adam! Be your own administrator in respect to your wealth, and do with it what you wish would be done with it after your passing. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
People of sound intellect know that this world is a place of constant change and a road that leads to the Abode of the Afterlife. This is why it is called dunya: short-lived, swiftly evanescent. Its first stage is the cradle, its last the grave. The destination is either the Garden or the Fire. A lifetime, therefore, is a distance to be covered, of which the years are its stages.

Time and days are a man's capital, while his inclinations, his desires, and his various ambitions are the highway robbers. His success is to meet with God and attain everlasting happiness. He loses by being veiled from God and being consigned to the painful torment of Hell.

For this reason the intelligent believer transforms all his breaths into acts of obedience and fills them only with the Remembrance (dhikr) of God. The man who is guilty of heedlessness, even if only for the space of a single breath in his entire lifetime, exposes himself to endless remorse and irreparable ruin. Continuous Remembrance is beat accomplished by excellence in devotion and committing oneself solely to Him. This results in one finding serenity and contentment. Serenity arises from certainty, just as restlessness comes from doubt. The Remembrance of God brings tranquility to the hearts of believers and allows certainty to dwell therein. [Key to the GARDEN]

Food for Thought:

The cure for ignorance is to ask and learn. The most ignorant is the one who does not learn from the changes in the world.

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