Sunday, October 30, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Say, "O people! Truth has come to you from your Lord, so whoever accepts guidance is guided for the sake of his own soul alone, and whoever strays only strays to its detriment. So I am not incharge of you." So follow the inspiration revealed to you, and be patient until God renders judgment, for God is the best of judges. [10: 108,109]

Hadith of the Day:
The thing which will make majority of people enter Paradise is fear of God and good manners. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Whoever is pleased with himself is veiled from his Lord. [Shah al Kirmani]

Guidance of the Day:
Character traits are attributes of the self by which it leans to one of either beauty or ugliness. Complete outward beauty is not possible through the beauty of the eyes alone, without the nose, mouth, and cheeks; rather, it is necessary that all these be beautiful. Similarly, inward beauty needs four essential elements for good character to be complete through an appropriate balance and temperance of these elements. These elements are knowledge, anger, passion, and justice between the other three elements.

As for the attribute of knowledge, its good and uprightness lies in its ability to comprehend between truthfulness and lying in speech, between truth and falsehood in belief, between the good and evil in actions. If this attribute of knowledge is made upright, then its fruits are wisdom, which is at the root of good character.

Food for Thought:

Duty without enthusiasm becomes laborious; duty with enthusiasm becomes glorious.

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