Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Ayah of the Day:
So endure what they say, and celebrate praises of your Lord before sunrise and before sunset, and celebrate God's praise at opportune times at night, and at the borders of the day, that you may be content. [20: 130]

Hadith of the Day:
Solitude is better than being in bad company, and being in good company is better than solitude. Saying what is good is better than silence, and silence is better than saying what is bad. [Bayhaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who is distant from the love of this world tastes the sweetness of loving the Divine, and these are not attained but through His generosity. {Ma'ruf al Karkhi]

Guidance of the Day:
On that day (the day of resurrection) those who are close to God will ride on heavenly steeds; the simple faithful will walk in the shade of God's throne. The nonbelievers will slide on their faces like worms, blind, dumb, and deaf. All will approach the great balance of justice, where good deeds will be weighed against sins.

Only the following seven kinds of believers will feel safe on that day:
1. Those who led and governed people in kindness and justice.
2. Those who passed their youth in decency and prayer.
3. Those who worshipped in together in mosques and kept up prayer.
4. Those who loved and helped each other for God's sake.
5. Those who feared God and shied away from sinning when they were tempted.
6. Those whose left hand did not know when their right hand alms for God's sake.
7. Those who remembered God by themselves, hidden from others' eyes, and shed tears in yearning for love of God and fear of losing God's care. [The Path of Muhammad by Imam Birgivi]

Food for Thought:
Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves. It is the test of integrity, and a virtue's opportunity. It is only from the belief of the goodness and wisdom of a Supreme Being that our calamities can be borne in the manner which becomes a man. It is a man's true touchstone.

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