Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
Say, "The death you flee from will itself come to meet you; then you will be returned to the Knower of the hidden and the manifest, who will tell you of what you'd been doing. [62: 8]

Hadith of the Day:
The (significance of) this world (in comparison) to the Hereafter is similar to one of you dipping his finger in the ocean and seeing (the amount of water) that has stuck to it. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The sickness affecting your heart, O poor one, comes from the passions which pass through you. If you were to abandon them and concern yourself with what God ordains for you, your heart would not suffer as it suffers now. [Shaykh al Darqawi]

Guidance of the Day:
You should have a wird (any spiritual work which is done on regular basis) of reflection in every twenty-four hours. Know that the state of one's religious and worldly affairs depends upon the soundness of one's reflection. Anyone who has a share of it has an abundant share of everything good. It has been said: 'An hour's reflection is better than a year's worship.' and 'Reflection is the lamp of the heart; if it departs the heart will have no light.'

Know that you must reflect on this worldly life, its numerous preoccupations, hazards, and the swiftness with which it perishes, and upon the hereafter, and its felicity and permanence. You should reflect on the imminence of death and the regret and remorse which occur when it is too late.

You should reflect on those attributes and acts by which God has described His friends and His enemies, and on the immediate and delayed rewards which He has prepared for each group, so that you come to love the fortunate, habituate yourself to emulating their behavior and taking on their qualities, and detest the wretched, and habituate yourself to avoiding their behavior and traits of character. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
When you work seven days a week, fourteen hours a day, you get lucky. You have to be in a position for luck to happen. Luck doesn't go around looking for a stumblebum. Get as much experience as you can, so that you're ready when luck works. That's the luck.


aneebaba said...

Ma'sha'allah, I really loved the "Guidance" part of today's post. In our busy lives, in today's world, I think that many of us fail to participate or take part in the reflection that so often is mentioned in the Qur'an. To be reminded of the big picture and that what we know and see now is only transient, temporary and just a small point in time, which itself, is nothing compared to eternity.Jazak'Allahu Khairan for this wonderful lesson Sister Iffath.

aneebaba said...

As salaamu alaikum again Sister Iffath. I just read your interview - I'm in awe :-) May Allah (swt) continue to Bless you and your family. Ameen. Also, just wanted to mention I am also an Indian Muslim, living in the States (born and raised). I'm so glad to have learned more about the story behind the blog and your life. Again, much thanks for your Pearls and Lessons, they are truly a Blessing for all those who take the few minutes to read and insha'allah, put them into action. Allah Hafiz / Ma'salaam