Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Ayahs of the Day:
Haven't they traveled the earth and seen how those before them ended up? God destroyed them; and the same will happen to the disbelievers. That is because God is the Protector of those who believe, while the disbelievers have no protector. [47: 10, 11]

Hadith of the Day:
Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
By analogy, the external form of salat is its body, and humility (khudu) and self-effacement (khushu), is its soul. What is the benefit of the body without the soul? [Shaykh al Kabbani]

Guidance of the Day:
Service is not always enjoyable and pleasant; sometimes it is demanding and repugnant to the senses. True love is no game of the faint-hearted and the weak; it is born of strength and understanding. In order to truly serve, we must be willing to reach out to the unreachable; to tolerate the intolerable; and to love the unlovable. Then, and only then, can we understand the true meaning of selfless service.

When we are willing to serve in this way, we find the end of argument, strife, and discord in our lives. Practicing outward thinking brings freedom and joy beyond compare. The nature of argument is two people selfishly grabbing for themselves, like a tug of war. All the words and actions can be boiled down to "Me!". . . countered by, "No, Me!" and so on, until both parties withdraw in painful isolation, or one person is willing to let go a little bit and give in to the other. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
The deadliest sins are the consciousness of no sin. The greatest security against sin is to be shocked at its presence. Take away the motive, and the sin is taken away. For one to sin, indeed is human: but to persevere in sin is not human but altogether satanic.

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