Monday, March 22, 2010


Ayah of the Day:
Every soul is hostage to what it does except the company of the right, in gardens: they will inquire about the sinners: "What made you enter hellfire?" They will say, "We were not in the habit of praying, and we weren't in the habit of feeding the poor, and we used to become obsessive along with the obsessed, and we used to deny the reality of the day of requital, until certainty came to us." So the intercession of the intercessors is of no avail to them; [74: 38 to 48]

Hadith of the Day:
The superiority of the one who knows (i.e. scholars) over the faithful who spend time in prayer is like the brilliance of the moon over the stars. [Tirmidhi & Abu Dawud]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Beware of every hour and how it passes, and only spend it in the best possible way, do not neglect yourself, but render it accustomed to the noblest and best of actions, and send to your grave that which will please you when you arrive to it. [Imam Ibn al-Jawzi]

Guidance of the Day:
Have hope and fear, for these are two of the most noble fruits of faith, and God has attributed them to the Foremost among His servants. God the Exalted has said: "By My might and majesty, I shall not unite two safeties or two fears in My servant. If he feels secure from Me in the world I shall make him fear on the day I resurrect My servants, but if he fears Me in the world I shall make him secure on the day I gather them together"(Hadith Qudsi).

Any hope or fear which does not lead to adherence to obedience and the renunciation of transgressions is considered by the people of inward vision to be useless illusion and folly, for the one who (really) hopes for something seeks it and the one who (really) fears something flees from it invariably. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The happiest people are most forgiving. Every person should have a special cemetery lot in which to bury the faults of friends and loved ones. He who forgives ends the quarrel. Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge, and dares to forgive an injury.

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