Friday, March 13, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
On the day the earth will split away from them all at once, that will be a gathering which will be easy for Us. We know best what they say: and you don't have power over them. So warn them with the Recital those who fear My threat. [50: 44,45]

Hadith of the Day:
There is no sin more fit to be punished by God........than oppression and severing ties of relationship. [Abu Dawud]

Wise Quote of the Day:
You must fill up your time with acts of worship so that no period of time elapses whether by night or day, without being used in some act of goodness. [Imam al-Haddad]

Guidance of the Day:
If you want to bring about peace in the world, first bring about peace within yourself. Don't worry about reforming the world; reform yourself! The peace that you would have others find must first be found in your own heart. How can you say to another, 'Let me take a speck out of your eye!' when you have a bigger one in your own? First remove the speck from your own eye, and then you will be able to remove that of your brother.

Does this mean that one must be a fully realized spiritual master before one can teach or offer service? No, not at all. If we waited for everyone to be perfect before anyone could teach, we would have a long wait indeed. It is sufficient to teach what we know and have directly experienced. In this case, teaching is really a sharing, a comparing of notes. It is as if we are all working together on a huge jigsaw puzzle. As you find the place for your piece, you make it easier for me to see the pattern and the place for mine. You might even find a piece that I can use. Teaching is sharing. We have nothing to teach each other, but much to share. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Sin can be well-guarded, but free from anxiety it cannot be. Some have sinned with safety, but none with peace of soul. Our sins, like our shadows when the day is in its glory, scarce appear; toward evening, how great and monstrous they are. Sin may open bright as the morning, but it will end dark as night.

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