Saturday, October 08, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Yet they say, "when is this promised appointment, if you are being truthful?" Say, "I cannot hurt or help myself except as God wills. Every people has an appointed term; and when their time is up, they cannot postpone it even an hour, nor can they advance it. [10; 48,49]

Hadith of the Day:
A pauper among my people is the one who appears on the Day of Judgment having performed the prayers, charity, fast and other obligations--but has also abused someone, slandered someone, misused the money of a third, shed the blood of the fourth, and beaten the fifth person. Each of them will be given the portion of his good deeds. Should he not have enough good deeds, then their sins will be transferred to his account, and he will be thrown into the Hell Fire. [Muslim, Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
You may think that you are a small body, yet within you is the greater universe. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Rapidly, months pass before our eyes until again Ramadan is upon us. The first days may seem stretched, but thereafter they dash by. Having realization of the movement of time is Part of the Ramadan project. To believe that one has a lot of time left in life is what refers to as long hopes, foolishly investing all of our hopes for salvation for some distant date, as if we are guaranteed to live that long.

Bad omens and superstitions can be found in all societies and cultures. It is amazing how millions of people throughout the world make decisions based on what they perceive to be bad omens. The cure for this is simply to ignore these superstitions and, in fact, confront them without giving any thought about their ascribed powers. Hunger has a way of dropping the veils on a lot of things, including superstitions. When one experiences hunger, he realizes his utter dependency on God the exalted and that only He provides and withholds; nothing can bring harm or benefit except by His leave. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:

A true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. You live your life only once, but if lived right, once is enough.

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