Thursday, December 22, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
So who is it that stands over every soul with what it has earned? And yet they attribute partners to God. Say, "Call on them by name; will they inform God of something God does not know on earth, or is it a show of words?" But their conniving seems fine to those who scoff, though they are diverted from the way; and whoever God leaves astray has no guide at all. [13: 33]

Hadith of the Day:
The greatest of all deceptions is to lie to your brother when he believes all that you say. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Only those who fear the Hereafter will find comfort in the Hereafter. [Othman Jabri]

Guidance of the Day:
Our first and foremost duty is to discover ourselves and then turn toward God through the illuminated prism of our nature. Those who remain unaware of their true nature, and who therefore cannot establish any contact with their Most high Creator, spend their lives like those who are ignorant of the treasure they are carrying on their backs.

All human beings are essentially helpless. However, they discover an extraordinary competence by depending on the Infinite Powerful One, for this dependence transforms them from a drop to a waterfall, a particle into a sun, and a beggar into a king.

Our familiarity with the "book" of existence and events, and our establishment of a unity between ourselves and that book, causes sparks of wisdom to appear in our hearts. We begin to recognize our essential nature and obtain knowledge of God through the light of those sparks. Those who are truly human interact with other living beings in the consciousness of personal duty to them and within the limits of need. Those who abandon themselves to bodily desire and pleasure go beyond what is allowed, and therefore cannot maintain the proper distance or balance between duty and desire. [Pearls of Wisdom]

Food for Thought:
The true measure of your education is not what you know, but how you share what you know with others.

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