Tuesday, October 11, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Even if every soul that had done wrong had everything on earth, it would not be able to redeem itself thereby; and they manifest repentance when they see the torment. And judgment between them will be made justly, and they will not be wronged. [10: 54]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever wishes to be delivered from the Fire (of Hell) and enter the Garden (of Paradise) should treat people as he wishes to be treated by them. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Avoiding the paths to wrong doing all day is better than standing in prayer all night. [Sahl bin Abdullah]

Guidance of the Day:
To lure the believer into doubt is Satan's game. To protect oneself from this is a personal responsibility. We are explicitly told that Satan's guile is weak and that he has no authority except over those who choose to make themselves vulnerable and who are deluded. So to shield against Satan's whisperings, one must guard his creed, his sound belief, and shun shady devices. This entails conforming one's worship with the sunna or established practice of the Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace upon him). It requires deepening one's knowledge in Islam and its various sciences.

If Satan sees that he cannot assail one in matters of creed and belief, then he comes through the door of lust and desire. Our desires are integral parts of normal creation and function. But when they evolve into masters that we consciously or unconsciously serve, this is a problem that can become severe enough to drag us outside the field of guidance. For Satan, this door can be lucrative, especially with consumers of media who receive a steady stream of messages that make excessiveness appear normal. The Prophet (peace be upon him) told his companions to be wary of Satan and his designs, for he flows in man's veins. Just as alcohol flows in the blood delivering its debilitating effects to the brain, liver, and other organs, so too do Satan's machinations and enticements. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:

Wisdom is found only in truth. The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it.

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