Tuesday, February 02, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
Say, "God is the one who created you and gave you hearing and seeing and intelligence; little do you give thanks." Say, "God is the one who multiplied you on earth, and to whom you will be gathered." They say, "When is this promise to be, if you are telling the truth?" Say, "That knowledge is with God alone; I am just a plain warner." Then when they see it imminent, the faces of those who scoffed will be troubled as they are told, "This is what you were calling for." [67: 23 to27]

Hadith of the Day:
Sadaqa appeases the Lord's anger and averts an evil death. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Even after burying your own parents you take no lesson; knowing with certainty that death is inevitable, you chose to remain heedless of it. [Ibrahim al Adham]

Guidance of the Day:
Effect reconciliation between the hearts of the believers, and cause them to love each other by bringing to light their virtues and concealing their vices. Restore good relations between them, for such a thing is more meritorious than supererogatory prayers and fasts, especially when effected between a father and his son, or a man and his relatives.

Beware of sowing discord through slander, backbiting or anything else such as will result in antagonism and aversion; for this is considered an immense sin by God. Slander is to report the words of one person to another with the intention of creating discord between them. Backbiting is to say things about a person, in his absence, which he would have resented had he been present, with defamatory intent, whether this defamation be verbal, written, or indicated. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. If you don't find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having. Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace.


aneebaba said...

Salaam Sr. Iffath - Especially loved the Guidance given in today's lesson. Jazak'Allahu Khairan.

Anonymous said...

Salam Sister Iffath

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Secondly, and most important I am trying to read Tahajjud prayers, especially at this point in my life I am in desperate need for Allah'a help and mercy. I feel stuck and desperate to get out of this state, I know it is a test. And more so I am trying to be patient, I read that you should seek patience with prayer. This led me to discover about the Tahujjud prayers, prior to this I had little knowledge of its value. Now that I know that it is a great gift to be aware and perform it. I am a bit confused as to the right manner to do this, I have read several ways of performing it, but I was hoping if you could provide me the correct manner to do this please? Also how regularly did you perform this? Until Allah answered your dua? I want to do this as much as I can but am finding it difficult at the moment. Sorry for the long post, I couldn't find your email anywhere, if you could provide it to me that would be brillant.

W/Salam Rehana