Monday, March 15, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
You covering yourself, arise and warn and glorify your Lord and keep your clothing clean and avoid filth; and don't be generous expecting much, but be constant for your Lord. Then when the trumpet is sounded, that will be, that day, a dire day, not easy on the disbelievers. [74: 1 to 10]

Hadith of the Day:
Don't insult my Companions. Even if someone should donate as much gold as the mountain of Uhad, he will not receive praise from Allah equal to that received for a half a handful donated by my Companion. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Know that days are but hours, and hours are but breaths, and every soul is a container, hence let not any breath pass without any benefit such as on the Day of Judgment you find an empty container and feel regret. [Imam Ibn al-Jawzi]

Guidance of the Day:
Beware of wilful persistence, which is to sin and not repent immediately. It is a believer's duty to guard himself against sins, both small and great, in the way he would against burning fire, engulfing waters or lethal poisons. He should neither commit nor intend a sin, neither talk about it before nor delight in it after it has happened. If he does fall into it he should conceal and hate it, and hasten to repent immediately.

Renew your repentance frequently, for sins are numerous and a servant is never free, outwardly or inwardly, from a great number of rebellious acts, even if his state is good, behavior upright, and obedience continual. It should suffice you (to know) that the Messenger of God, may blessings and peace be upon him, infallible and absolutely perfect as he was, repented to God and asked for His forgiveness more than seventy times each day. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Of all acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. When the soul has laid down its faults at the feet of God, it feels as though it has wings. Death-bed repentance is burning the candle of life in the service of the devil, then blowing the snuff in the face of heaven.

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