Friday, April 17, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
So leave them until they meet their day, on which they will be stunned, the day their cunning will avail them naught, and they will not be helped. And for those who have gone wrong there is agony in addition to that, but most of them do not know. [52: 45,46,47]

Hadith of the Day:
There are three things about which I can take an oath: No man's wealth can be reduced by charity; any man who shows patience in the face of oppression, Allah raises his honor; and a man who opens the door to begging Allah opens on him the door of poverty and want. [Ibn Majah]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Humans are in the midst of troubles or terrors until they reach the final abode of Paradise or Hell. Happy is the soul that has detached itself from troubles and terrors and has attached itself to God alone. [Al-Hujwiri]

Guidance of the Day:
Many seers have issued dire predictions for the fate of the earth and its people. Such warnings are helpful if they call our attention to patterns of action that will hurt us if we continue to pursue them. As the Chinese patriarch noted, "Unless you change direction, you will end up where you are headed." No prediction is a fact unless we make it so by our beliefs and acts. We are not ruled by stars, economics, or viruses. We create our lives by our thoughts and the choices we make.

The most fundamental choice we must make is whether we will follow love or fear; whether we will live in a world that reflects the beneficence of God, or bow to the idols of separation; whether we will identify ourself as a body, subject to the mechanistic principles of physical conditioning, or recognize ourself as a spiritual being, bearing the seed of a majestic Creator. Is the world doomed to the illusions, or are we masterful souls with the capacity to bring heaven on earth? [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Men are only as great as they are kind. A complete life is not about time, but about our actions.....particularly our acts of kindness. If you want to live a complete life, then find a way to share kindness. If you wonder who, when, and how to help, just look at the person in front of you. Do for him/her what she needs done, now. Perform the acts of kindness we all came here to do.

1 comment:

Saira said...

Jazakillah khair for your beautiful reminders :)

May Allah reward you, and make it easy for you to continue this good deed.