Saturday, November 12, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Those are some of the stories of the communities of which We tell you; some of them still exist, some are now extinct. But We did not wrong them; rather, they wronged themselves. and the deities to which they prayed instead of the one God were of no benefit to them on the coming of the order of your Lord. And they added nothing to their lot but loss. [11: 100,101]

Hadith of the Day:
Those who are present should convey (my message) to those who are not. Convey for me (to the people) even it be a single ayah. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
That one instant is the best of your moments which causes you to reach the intimate knowledge of your Lord. [Abu Hafs Haddad]

Guidance of the Day:
Spiritual guidance on prayer:
Learning Arabic--It is not normally possible to focus during prayer until one knows the meaning of what one is saying. One should, at the very least, learn the meanings of the Fatiha, commonly recited surahs, and the main dhikrs that are said during the prayer, such as the testification of faith and the prayer on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).

Removing distractions--Examples of this includes not praying when one needs to relieve oneself, when one is hungry, or in a place where many people pass.

Preventing the development of a Mechanical Attitude--One should variegate the surahs and dhikrs that one recites during the prayer. If one always recites Surat al Ikhlas, one's prayer will quickly become mechanical. If one recites different surahs, the irregularity between prayers will keep them from becoming mechanical. [Sunni Path]

Food for Thought:

Prayer does one of two things: it either frees us from the trouble we fear or gives us the strength and courage to meet the trouble when it comes.

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