Friday, November 04, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
And there is no moving creature upon the earth but whose sustenance is up to God; and God knows its time and place, and its grave. All is in a clear writ. [11: 6]

Hadith of the Day:
When three of you meet, let not two of you step aside and whisper something to each other, as that is bound to hurt the feelings of the third. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The greatest wealth is unconcern with people's possessions. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
One who wishes to become generous, for example, should force himself to act as a generous person would, by spending money. Then one consistently struggles with one's self by giving until it becomes naturally easy to give, and one becomes generous by nature.

Likewise, one who wishes to become characterized by humility after arrogance was preponderant, should force himself to perform the actions of the humble for a while, struggling with his lower self, until it becomes a character trait, and these actions become easy. All traits that are praiseworthy in the Sacred Law may be attained by this means.

Keeping the company of perfected spiritual guides and avoiding the company of those with blameworthy traits has a strong effect, for dispositions can acquire good traits through company as it can acquire bad traits. Moreover, for many people a Guide's reminders and reprimands may achieve what mere determination and spiritual may not. It may be that a student may leave the mire of lowly traits by the reminders and reprimands of his Guide far more quickly than by his determination and spiritual alone. [Sunni Path]

Food for Thought:

The race of mankind would perish, did they cease to help each other. Hardwork brings prosperity; playing around brings poverty.

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