Tuesday, June 12, 2007


Ayah of the Day:
Incline your aim to religion as God given nature, according to which God created humanity: There is no altering the creation of God---that is the true religion, but most people do not know. [30: 30]

Hadith of the Day:
No one has swallowed anything more excellent in the sight of God than the anger he restrains, seeking to please God Most High. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
A person often remembers the object of his love. One who is a lover of God, Exalted is He, also remembers Him, always and everywhere. This is the duty and proof of love; this much does love demand. [Shaykh Muzaffar Ozak]

Guidance of the Day:
We would do well to learn to listen to the deepest desires of our hearts, and we should follow them wherever they lead us regardless of the cost or sacrifice involved. Our fulfillment and happiness, our wholeness and holiness, depend upon us living out of the deepest desires of our hearts. Our deepest desires are directly linked to our legitimate needs. The careful pairing of our deepest desires and legitimate needs leads to the fulfillment of the human person-----physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. The result is a life of unimagined balance of harmony, peace and prosperity.

Many of our physical desires fall into the category of wants. Every day we have dozens of physical wants that have no meaning beyond the attainment of pleasure. Our culture has in many ways promoted pleasure as the ultimate end in life or as the supreme good. But pleasure is not the ultimate end in life. We don't find our meaning and purpose in pleasure. The modern world proposes pleasure as the road to happiness. Those who only seek pleasure are not free or happy. They are enslaved by a thousand different addictions, and the end produced by their philosophy is not pleasure, but despair. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]

Food for Thought:
Worship renews the spirit as sleep renews the body. It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow. And what greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship. The instinct to worship is hardly less than the instinct to eat. God is to be worshipped by faith, hope, and love. They that worship God merely from fear, would worship the devil too, if he appear.

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