Monday, October 10, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
At last it will be said to those who did wrong, "Taste the enduring torment! Are you paid for anything but what you have earned?" Yet they seek information from you: "Is it true?" Say, "Verily, by my Lord. It is indeed the truth: and you cannot thwart it." [10: 52,53]

Hadith of the Day:
He who directs (others) to a noble deed deserves the reward similar to the one who does it. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
How many lessons there are, and how little they are taken! [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
All the blessings of Ramadan come with the obvious caveat: nothing is automatic. This is not the system that God set in place in our lives and the world in which we live. Without effort and sincere trust, Ramadan can easily be just another thirty days in a year, no special moment. even for those who Fast, who mechanically deprive themselves without striving to reach deep into their souls for spiritual lessons, replenishment, and climbing, the month comes and goes with only the sense of inconvenience and then a celebration at the end.

Then life goes on as it did the months of the year before. One cannot help but notice a tragedy in this: God so generously opens portals in time, truly special opportunities for us to grow, learn, and build for our Hereafter, yet people turn away from it with casual notice and perfunctory interest.

One of the greatest blessings God has given humanity to protect itself from the plots and clever machination of Satan is the fortress of Fasting. It is a believer's shield. Satan makes inroads into one's soul through hidden gates. There are two of them by which human being may be destroyed: The first is sensory, relating to excessive pleasure, and the second relates to the heart, which is where Satan works first to create doubt and skepticism about what God has revealed and, in fact about God Himself. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:

Sometimes it's not good enough to do your best; you have to do what is required. Many people are not failures, they just started at the bottom and like it there.

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