Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Indeed, to God belongs all beings in the skies and all beings on earth. And who do those follow who pray to idols instead of God? They follow only fancy, and they simply lie. [10: 66]

Hadith of the Day:
The month of Ramadan's beginning is mercy, it's middle is forgiveness and it's end is freedom from Hell. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not think that controlling your anger is somehow removed from good manners. [Sari Saqati]

Guidance of the Day:
Also, performing the Prayers on time is considered a very important aspect in "establishing Prayers" as the Quran reminds several times. We all know how tempting it is to delay the Prayer to its last possible moment. The obvious problem with this is that it can easily lead to neglecting the Prayer altogether.

Imam Malik in his Muwatta said, "The most important of all your affairs are your Prayers. Whoever guards it and is vigilant about its times, he has guarded his religion. And whoever is negligent therein, he is negligent about all the other affairs in his life." Prayer is everything. There is no spiritual life without it.

Also know that the time between late afternoon and sunset is a special time for dhikr (remembrance of God). Asr time (when the sun starts its decline) is the signaling of the end of yet another day we have been blessed to see. It is a time of contemplation of the metaphor it represents, the decline of our lives, with sunset signifying the end of a life time. So it is a time to remember God and reach out for His mercy. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:

You are never too old to feel young. This day is yours; don't throw it away. Take time to work--it is the price for success.

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