Saturday, October 29, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
And if God touches you with hurt, no one can remove it but God. And if God wishes you well, no one can prevent God's blessing, which God may send to any devotee at will. And God is the epitome of forgiveness and mercy. [10: 107]

Hadith of the Day:
A true believer in God is an embodiment of love. There is no goodness in him who does not show affection to others and to whom others do not show affection. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
A person is truly a human if he or she learns, and teaches, and inspires others. It is difficult to regard as truly human someone who is ignorant and has no desire to learn. [Fethullah Gulen]

Guidance of the Day:
The importance of Good Character: Good character is an attribute of the Master of the Messengers, and the best of works of the veracious (Siddiqin), and is in reality half of religion, the fruits of the spiritual struggles of the god-fearing, and the efforts of the worshippers.

Lowly character is a killing poison, a deadly destroyer, a humiliating abaser, clear lowliness, and filth that distances one from the sanctuary of the Lord of the worlds. It makes the one characterized by it of the Satans, and it is the open door to the burning fire of Allah, as good character is the open bounties of the Gardens and proximity to the Merciful. Lowly character is a sickness of the heart and a disease of the lower self. It is a sickness that endangers the ever-lasting life. Thus, it is necessary to pay utmost attention to it, even more than outward sickness. [Sunni Path]

Food for Thought:

One of the sure ways to Divine Favor and Paradise is excellence and dutifulness to parents, especially when they are old and needy. Thus someone who fails to be good to their parents and fails to serve them in their old age has atleast missed out on a means for tremendous reward--and, depending on their conduct, could well have fallen into the major sin of being bad to one's parents.

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