Thursday, October 20, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
It is God who has made the night for you, that you may rest therein, and the day, enabling you to see; surely in that is a sign for people who are listening. [10: 67]

Hadith of the Day:
Bidding in an auction just to increase the price to defraud real buyers is prohibited. [Bayhaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Fasting is not (just abstaining) from eating and drinking, but also from vain speech and foul language.

Guidance of the Day:
As the Prophet (may blessings and peace be upon him) stated, there are two joys associated with Fasting. One is the joy of breaking the Fast, and the other is when one meets his Lord. Scholars make the analogy that breaking the Fast is like meeting our Lord.

It is best to break one's Fast as soon as the sun sets. A date, milk, or a sip of water would be sufficient. One should then pray the Sunset Prayer (Maghrib) before the meal. The time for Maghrib is short and goes by quickly. It is also meritorious to pray in the mosque to observe the etiquette of being in a place dedicated to worship. One important etiquette is not to engage in idle talk that can deaden the heart. Unfortunately, many people are afflicted with this and do not see their affliction. If we are able to conquer afflictions, such as idle talk and other excesses, we should never belittle people who have yet to do so. We should not don the mantle of a judge and make pretentious declarations about others. Instead, thank God for what He has given us. [Purification of the Heart]

Food for Thought:

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more harmful to us than the injury that provokes it. Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles.

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