Thursday, October 06, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
And whether We do show you some of what We promise them, or whether We take your soul, in any case their return is to Us, and then God is witness to what they do. [10: 46]

Hadith of the Day:
Remember often the defeater of pleasures: death. [Tirmidhi, Nasai]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Everyone who is taken by death asks for more time, while everyone who still has time makes excuses for procrastination. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
(dislike or hatred) is something more easily eliminated in Ramadan than at other times. The Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) said that the best charity in Ramadan is setting things right between people who are in conflict, even those who harbor hatred for each other. Oppressing or wronging others is an anathema to the ethic and spirit of this great month. Ramadan is about gaining position and status with God the Exalted. Moreover, Fasting is an act of worship that outwardly cannot be seen in a person.

Love of the world is a disease that we wean ourselves of during Ramadan, for we voluntary deprive ourselves of the pleasures of food, drink, and sexual intimacy. Love of praise is also struck down because Ramadan is a time in which we examine our shortcomings and build resolve and momentum to rectify them. For example, if we remiss with regard to certain rites of worship, like the Night Prayer vigil (Qiyam al- Layl), we ride the momentum of the devotional Prayers of Tarawih and convert them to Qiyam after Ramadan passes. The same applies with paying charity, which is especially meritorious during Ramadan. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:

Pray for what you want; but work for the things you need. The difference between an amateur and a professional is this: An amateur hopes, a professional works.

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