Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Those who believe and whose hearts are satisfied by remembrance of God. Oh, it is by remembrance of God that hearts are satisfied. For those who believe and do good works, there is happiness and a beautiful destiny. [13: 28,29]

Hadith of the Day:
No one or no thing is more patient with the abuse He hears than Allah. Some people even ascribe a son to Him, and yet He grants them good and provides them with sustenance. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Guard your tongue as you guard your gold, for many a word snatches away blessings and brings adversity. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
There is no limit to doing good to others. Those who have dedicated themselves to the good of humanity can be so selfless that they will even sacrifice their lives for others. However, such selflessness is a great virtue only if it originates in sincerity and purity of intention, and if it does not define "others" by racial preferences. Doing good in return only for good received, or sometimes ceasing to do good to others in order to punish them, implies moral imperfection and immaturity.

It is a sign of great generosity and goodness to others if you ignore some of their faults, improprieties, or bad manners, and tolerate their imperfections. Prying into others' affairs and finding fault is rude and uncivil, and publicizing such affairs is unforgivable. Declaring them to the other's face is a severe blow to the bonds of unity between people, a blow from which, sadly, it is almost impossible for friendship to recover fully.

Those who regard even the greatest good they have done for others as insignificant, while greatly appreciating even the least favor done to themselves, are perfected ones who have acquired the Divine standards of behavior and found peace in their conscience. Such individuals never remind others of the good they have done for them, and never complain when others appear to be indifferent to them. [Pearls of Wisdom]

Food for Thought:
The time people spend in trying to impress others could be spent in doing the things by which others would be impressed.

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