Saturday, September 24, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
When We have made people taste mercy after misfortune has touched them, behold--they plot against Our signs. Say,"God is swifter to plan!" For Our emissaries record what you plot. [10: 21]

Hadith of the Day:
Know your lineages, that you may be able to maintain your kinship bonds. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The one desires the bounties of this world should strive to keep the company of the righteous and content. [Harith al Muhasabi]

Guidance of the Day:
Remembrance is to feel the presence of the One Remembered in one's heart and to free oneself from distraction and forgetfulness. This is accomplished by maintaining the heart in a state of constant attentiveness, articulating the Remembrance with the tongue and forsaking the fold of awareness for the wide space of Witnessing.

Remembrance is the companion and spirit of actions. See how God pairs it with the ritual Prayer, which is the best of all acts of worship, and makes Remembrance the very reason for it, when He says, Establish the Prayer for My Remembrance. (20:14). The Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said, "God the Exalted says, "I am the companion of the one who remembers Me"--and what must you think of someone whose companion is God Himself! This is a special attribute of Remembrance: attending to the Exalted Presence and attainment to the rank of proximity, which is expressed by "being with" and "companionship."

Food for Thought:

If you are truthful, if you are good tempered, if you are moderate in taking food, and if you are trustworthy, then you are rich and should not wish for the possessions that you may not have. These four qualities are enough possessions and wealth for a wise person.

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