Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
When they are thrown into it (hell), they will hear its gasp as it flares, nearly exploding with fury. Every time a group is thrown into it, its keepers will ask them, "Didn't a warner come to you?" They will say, "Yes, a warner came to us, but we scoffed and said, 'God never sent down anything down------you are very much mistaken.'" And they will say, "Had we listened or been rational, we wouldn't be among the inmates of the blaze." Then they will acknowledge their fault, but those to be inmates of the blaze will be taken away, condemned. [67: 7 to 11]

Hadith of the Day:
Do much remembrance of the destroyer of pleasures---------death. [Tirmidhi & Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
We are given numerous actions in life that bring spiritual rewards, and warn off many others that are forbidden to pursue. And in whatever we do, we are taught that our intentions, sincerity, and love and fear of Allah are of the greatest importance for our salvation. [Imam Birgivi]

Guidance of the Day:
Remove all (that may cause) harm from the Muslims' road, for this is one of the branches of faith. Show compassion to the orphan and stroke his head, for the Prophet (may blessings and be peace upon him) has said, 'When a man strokes an orphan's head, God records for each hair that his hand has touched ten good deeds.'

Try to gladden the hearts of believers in every possible way, as long as these ways are not sinful. Intercede for anyone who requests it of you with those with whom you are influential, for God will ask His servant to account for his influence just as He will ask him to account for his money. If, following an act of intercession, you receive a gift for it you should refuse it, for it is a form of usury. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Not being dead doesn't mean being alive. Life is like a coin. You can spent it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once. It is not the length of life, but the depth of life. Only a few things are important for life. All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.

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