Monday, March 29, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
Then when the eyesight is dazzled and the moon is eclipsed and the sun and moon are joined, man will say that day, "Where is the escape?" No, there is no refuge -- To your Lord is as far as you will get that day. Man will be told that day about what he preferred and what he deferred: and man will be evidence against himself, even though he present his excuses. [75: 7 to 15]

Hadith of the Day:
If death comes upon a person while in the pursuit of knowledge, that person is received by his Lord. The spiritual level he attains is so high that the difference between him and the prophets is in the prophethood given to the prophet. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Hopes of forgiveness have deceived some people until they left the world as bankrupts, that is devoid of good works. [Hasan al-Basri]

Guidance of the Day:
You must show fortitude (sabr), for it is one of the matters of foundations and is inescapable as long as you are in this abode. It is a noble trait and a great virtue. The Messenger of God, many blessings and peace be upon him, has said: 'Fortitude is the commander of the believers' soldiers.' And: 'There is much good in the patient endurance of that which one finds unpleasant.' And his advice to Ibn Abbas: 'Know that victory comes with fortitude, relief with hardship, and that with each difficulty comes ease.'

Know that happiness depends on the occurrence of nearness to God, which in turn depends on always following the truth and avoiding falsehood. The soul is by its nature inclined to detest truth and lean toward falsehood. The determination of the seeker of felicity is thus always in need of fortitude, sometimes to force the soul to follow the truth and sometimes to force it to avoid falsehood. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The person who has firm trust in the Supreme Being is powerful in His power, wise in His wisdom, happy in His happiness. Religious faith, indeed, relates to that which is above us, but it must arise from that which is within us. The primary cause of unhappiness in the world today is lack of faith.

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