Friday, November 23, 2007


Ayahs of the Day:
Glory to the One who created mates, all of them, from what the earth produces, and from their own selves, and from what they don't know. And a sign for them is the night; We end the day with it, and lo----they steeped in darkness. And the sun runs its course, that is determined by the Almighty, the Omniscient; and for the moon We have determined phases, until it returns to a tiny crescent. The sun is not to overtake the moon, and the night does not outstrip the day, and each swims in an orbit. [36: 36 to 40]

Hadith of the Day:
Beware of company you keep, because a person is considered to be of the same belief and religion as the company he keeps. [Abu Dawud]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Although today, we find ourselves without a Khalifah, this is not the cause of our troubles; rather we as an Umma have become neglectful of our Din and have become preoccupied with this life. [Aftab Ahmad Malik]

Guidance of the Day:
Every moment of life is precious. We never really know how much time we have to do what we want to do. We act as if we have a hundred years, when we may have but a minute. If we ponder on these sobering thoughts, they must lead us to but one conclusion: Now is our only moment to live.

If God takes care of the grass, which is here one day and gone the next, will He not all the more care for you. Just do what you need to do for today, and tomorrow will take care of itself. Too many dreams are cast by the wayside in deference to opinions and tradition. Too many ambitions have been postponed for the wrong reasons. Too many lives have been lived for a tomorrow which never came. Ask yourself now, "If I had only a few months to live, what would I be doing?" Do not dwell on fear, but consider your opportunities! Then do it. Can any of us afford to throw away one moment of life? [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Death sets a limit on our time in this life and urges us to do what we need to do in the time we are given. Death is a friendly but invisible companion, reminding us to live our lives and not just exist. Awareness of our mortality will facilitate important shifts in our priorities and values.

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