Monday, March 08, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
You wrapping yourself, stand through the night, except a little -- half, or a little less, or more; and chant the Qur'an rhythmically: for We will send you a weighty word. Indeed, rising by night is most intense as a disciple, and most appropriate for receptivity to the Word. You have along course during the day, yet remember the name of God, and devote yourself wholly to God, Lord of the East and the West -- there is no other deity, so take God as a guardian. And endure what they say patiently, and remain aloof from them with a graceful detachment. [73: 1 to 10]

Hadith of the Day:
If your worldly desires are not adapted to the divine orders sent through me, your faith is incomplete. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Let us eschew evil, but not pay back evil in its own coin, however great the temptation: no chance will there be to retrieve our conduct, once death cuts us off. [Abdullah Yusuf Ali]

Guidance of the Day:
Know that Muslims have many mutual obligations. If you want to fulfil these properly then behave towards Muslims, whether they be present or absent, as you would like them to behave towards you. Oppose your own soul, and accustom your heart to wish for Muslims every good that you wish for yourself, and detest for them every evil that you detest for yourself.

The Messenger of God, may blessings and peace be upon him, said: 'None of you has believed until he loves for his brother that which he loves for himself.' And: 'Muslims are to one another as one building, each part of which supports the others, and as one body, which when one of its organs suffers the rest of the body suffer with it.' People are either afflicted or free (of affliction) so be compassionate to the afflicted and thank God for freedom (from affliction). [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than to have words without a heart. Prayer is something deeper than words. It is present in the soul before it has formulated in words. And it abides in the soul after the last words of prayer have passed over our lips. The best prayers have often more groans than words.

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