Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Ayahs of the Day:
We will certainly test you until we know those of you who strive and those who are constant; We will certainly bring out the facts about you. As for those who scoff and obstruct others from the way of God, and contend with the messenger after guidance has been made clear to them, they will never harm God at all, and God will defeat their actions. [47: 31,32]

Hadith of the Day:
If you do not loose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgment. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Beneficial knowledge is that which increases your fear of God Most High, improves your ability to discern the faults of your ego, discloses to you the plots and delusions of the Devil, and makes you more cognizant of how to worship your Lord. [Shaykh Hamza Karamali]

Guidance of the Day:
The feeling and expression of Love is the common need of all human beings. There is never a person with tough exterior who was not soft and sensitive underneath. When we ask for anything, we are asking for love. The meanest person in the world craves the feeling of love just as much as you and I do, perhaps even more so. It is the seeking of love that is the hidden motive behind all questions and disruptions, and the giving of love that satisfies them.

Yet, too often we speak unthinkingly, with sarcasms, innuendoes, barbs, and banter, acting as if the other guy would be able to take a joke that we, ourselves, could not. We must never underestimate the healing potential of any act of kindness that we do, however small. We can overcome negativity with love. The fruit of thoughtfulness sometimes remain hidden until the moment is ripe. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
It is no coincidence that the words human and kind have been put together to form this family. Let us live what our name implies. We are one entity, humankind. And, like our bodies, to injure one part is to hurt the whole. We are a team and when one player is injured, the entire team suffers. It is time that we look past our external differences and realize that we are all the same color on the inside. The man who lives for self alone, lives for the meanest mortal known.

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