Friday, September 15, 2006


Ayah of the Day:
We have simply made it (the Quran) easy, in your own language, for you to give good news to the conscientious thereby, and for you to give warning to contentious people thereby. [19: 97]

Hadith of the Day:
A (true) warrior is one who exerts himself in obedience to Allah. [Bayhaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Doing good for a good done to you is simply repayment, whereas doing good for an evil done to you is a tremendous virtue. [Omar radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Beginning of knowledge is patience. A quality that would be good for everyone to acquire. Patience is a staff you can lean on. Allah is pleased with those who are patient. Within all of us we have the staff of Moses. We also have the staff that turned into the snake. Within us we have Moses as well as Pharaoh. Let Moses be the one who is victorious within us.

Within Islam there's something called adab, proper spiritual conduct. There's adab for the noble. There is adab for the sheikh, for the spiritual guide. But adab, spiritual courtesy, is never complete until you complete the adab toward yourself. For true adab is spiritual consciousness.

Loyalty and friendship go together. We have to know how to be friends. We wish to know Allah, but we don't know ourselves. We must begin to see in a way that we can learn about ourselves. Learn about this blessing that Allah has given us. Because we are, each of us, a blessing. Allah has placed a part of His Beauty in each one of us. And what He has not given to one person, He's given to another. We have to learn to read the book of ourselves. What does this book tell us? Can we not see the miracle that we are? See that Allah has not given these gifts to any other creature in the world? [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]

Food for Thought:
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it. The best use of life is to spend for something that outlasts life. Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.

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