Ayahs of the Day:
By no means! For that is raging fire pulling insistently by the scalp, calling those who turn their backs and avert their faces, and accumulate a hoard. For man was created anxious, unhappy when ill afflicts him, and stingy when good befalls him; except the prayerful who are constant in their prayer, and those in whose wealth is an acknowledged right for the beggar and the outcast, and those who recognize the reality of the judgment day, and those who fear punishment from their Lord. [70: 15 to 27]
Hadith of the Day:
The Devil has given up hope of being worshipped anymore in your land. He is satisfied that you follow him with your little errors, things that you consider trivial. Beware of following him. [Hakim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Every drop of sweat and every breath we take in life, if not taken for the sake of Allah, will lead to regret and sorrow on the Day of Judgment. [Ibn al-Qayyim]
Guidance of the Day:
Make frequent supplications, and ask for forgiveness for yourself, your parents, relatives, friends, and all other Muslims, for the prayers of a Muslim for his brother in his absence is answered. The Prophet, may blessings and peace be upon him, has said: 'Some prayers have no veils between them and God -- the prayer of the wronged, and that of a Muslim for his brother in his absence.' And: 'When a Muslim prays for his brother in his absence the Angel says: "Amen! And for you the same!"
Maymun ibn Mihran, may God have mercy on him, said: 'Anyone who asks forgiveness for his parents after each obligatory prayer has thanked them as he was ordered to do. It has been related that the one who asks forgiveness twenty-seven times a day for 'the believing men and women' will be among those whose prayers are answered and through whom people are given provision and rain, and these are the attributes of the saints. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]
Food for Thought:
The purpose of life is not to be happy -- but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make a difference that you lived at all. The true purpose of education is not only to fill man's mind with knowledge and his belly with food, but to deepen his spiritual insights. By having reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.