Sunday, October 16, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
And whatever business you take part in, and whatever you read from the Qur'an, and whatever deed you do, We are witnessing you as you are immersed therein. And nothing on earth or in the sky is hidden from your Lord, even to the weight of an atom; and there is nothing smaller than that and nothing larger but is in a clear writ. [10: 61]

Hadith of the Day:
He is not a liar or a sinner who for the sake of composing differences between two rival parties says anything of his own accord that which is calculated to bring about reconciliation between them. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Six things equal everything in the dunya--satisfying food, a virtuous child, a sensible wife, wise speech, a mature intellect, and a healthy body. [Abu Dharr Jimhir]

Guidance of the Day:
Ramadan is the perfect time to take account of the lingering whisperings of the heart and mind. Imam Ghazali said,"How many people are not Fasting, but with God they are Fasting! and how many people are Fasting, but with God they are not Fasting! In other words, there are people who, throughout the year, guard their eyes, ears, tongues, genitals, feet, hands, and stomach from corruption. In reality they are fulfilling the purpose of Fasting. Yet there are people who Fast physically but with God they are not Fasting in that they are not vigilant regarding the unseen aspects of their character and thoughts. So the elect worshippers are not merely those who are known for their learnedness.

The patience of the Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) was peerless, given all that he had gone through, all the tribulation that he faced. If we do not learn patience from the act of Fasting, then we have missed something about this great rite of worship. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:
There is nothing that impairs one's religion, diminishes one's respectability, ends one's happiness, or preoccupies one's heart like arguing.

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