Sunday, November 13, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Such is the punishment of your Lord when punishing communities who go wrong, divine punishment is truly painful and severe. For in that is a sign for those who fear torment in the hereafter; that is a day for which humanity will be gathered together; and that is a day that will be witnessed. [11: 102,103]

Hadith of the Day:
Greed and miserliness and Faith do not subsist together in a heart. [Nasai, Abu Daud]

Wise Quote of the Day:
He who remembers Allah with all his heart will find that everything other than Allah leaves his heart. [Yahya bin Mu'adh]

Guidance of the Day:
Spiritual guidance on prayer:

Purifying the soul so that it focusses in prayer can take a long time and requires persistence. Until one reaches the goal, a good habit to inculcate is to follow the Sunna of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) by asking Allah's forgiveness after each prayer. One intends by this to ask Allah to accept one despite one's shortcomings.

Scholars mention that it is this broken-hearted and helpless attitude that is the most effective treatment for a diseased heart. Someone who puffs up with pride after offering a prayer with a distracted heart is not only deluded, but is also barred from spiritual progress because he has prevented himself from repentance, which scholars of Islamic spirituality mention is the very heart of every spiritual station. [Sunni Path]

Food for Thought:

He who knows his ownself, knows his Lord, and knows that prayer requires more of the heart than the tongue.

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