Thursday, April 01, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
But no, you love the life of this world and ignore the hereafter. Some faces will be aglow that day, gazing at their Lord: and some faces will be frowning that day, thinking they'd be made destitute thereby. In any case, when it (the soul) reaches the collar bones and it is said, "Who can work a wonder?" and he assumes the departure is imminent, and one leg is entwined with the other, the drive that day is to your Lord. [76: 20 to 30]

Hadith of the Day:
On the Day of Judgment the pious person is told to enter Paradise, but the holder of knowledge is commanded to stay, to intercede for humankind.

Wise Quote of the Day:
Give up deception and take heed. You say you fear Allah; in truth you fear his creatures. Fear neither jinn, nor humans, nor angels. Fear not the beast, nor the scourge of this world, or the hereafter. Fear only the Creator, the Sovereign who created all. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir jilani]

Guidance of the Day:
Fortitude (Sabr) is of four kinds:
Firstly, patiently enduring one's perseverance in acts of obedience. This is realized inwardly through sincerity and presence of the heart, and outwardly through holding, constantly to them, showing zeal, and performing them in the correct and lawful way. This kind of fortitude is helped by remembering God's promised rewards, both immediate and to come, for obedience.

The man who keeps to this kind of fortitude reaches the station of nearness where he will find indescribable sweetness, pleasure, and intimacy in acts of obedience. The one to whom this happens must not rely on it in preference to God. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Different people must contend with different trials, but adversities in some shape or other come to everyone. Adversities do not make the man either weak or strong, but they reveal what he is. Gold is tried in fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity. I never met with a single instance of adversity which I have not in the end seen was for my own good -- no one complains on his deathbed of his afflictions.

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