Thursday, December 17, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
Believers, among your mates and your children are some inimical to you, so beware of them. But if you overlook and pardon and forgive, then God is indeed most forgiving, most merciful. Your possessions and your children are only a test, there is a greater reward in the presence of God. [64: 14,15]

Hadith of the Day:
Allah [Exalted is He] has said: "He who makes an enemy of a friend of Mine, I declare war against him. [Hadith al Qudsi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
You aspire to the heights, but you are stuck in the mud, you aspire to the Garden (Paradise), but you are not doing the work that must be done in order to gain entry to it. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]

Guidance of the Day:
You must take care of your outward and inward cleanliness, for the one who is completely clean becomes inwardly and in his spirit a spiritual angel, although in his body and outward form he remains a physical human being. Inward cleanliness is achieved by purifying the soul from vile traits of character such as pride, ostentation, envy, love of the world, and other similar things, and by adorning it with noble traits of character such as humility, modesty, sincerity, generosity, and so forth.

As for outward cleanliness, this depends on avoiding transgressions, and keeping to obedience. The one who adorns his outward with perseverance in good works, and his inward with taking on praiseworthy attributes, has completed his cleanliness. Otherwise, he would only have a share of it proportionate to his remoteness from reprehensible traits and acts, and nearness to good ones. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
When God measures a man, He puts the tape around the heart instead of the head. A proud man has no God; the envious man has no neighbor; the angry man has not himself. What good then, is being a man, if one has neither himself nor a neighbor nor God.

1 comment:

aneebaba said...

The Guidance section was particularly striking for me. These days, to come across pure individuals is a somewhat rare thing and that's one area I deeply wish to improve upon. Jazak'Allahu Khairan Sr. Iffath. Early Hijri Mubarak to you and your family!!