Friday, October 07, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
And there is a messenger for every people; and when their messenger has come, judgment among them is made with justice, and they are not wronged. [10: 47]

Hadith of the Day:
Those who remember death more often and are the best in preparing for what follows it; those are sagacious. [Ibn Majah]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Be with Allah as if there were no creation, and be with the creation as if you had no ego. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir jilani]

Guidance of the Day:
It is difficult to have ostentation (riya') in Ramadan for a number of good reasons. Ritual prayer is a conspicuous act, as is the Pilgrimage and even paying charity (Zakat). Fasting, however, because it involves abstinence, is invisible. One can stare a person in the face and not know whether or not he is Fasting, which makes Fasting an impossible act to flaunt before others. Also, because many people attend the mosque in Ramadan to perform extra devotional Prayers, a person prone to ostentation no longer feels so significant.

Ramadan is a time to break habits, which we do when it comes to breaking from consuming food and drink. Being displeased with the Divine decree (qadr) is a disease fueled by lack of iman, that is, trust and faith in God. Ramadan is a time in which one grows his or her iman through the power of voluntary deprivation of patience. When one's iman grows, so too does one's understanding and acceptance of what God has decreed. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:

If you lean against a rotten tree trunk, it will not support you, you can rely only on that which is truly healthy and whole, and that is God. Nothing else provides completely trust worthy support and security.

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