Monday, April 05, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
Does the man think he'll be left for naught? Wasn't he a drop of seed emitted, and then he was a clot? Thus God created and proportioned, and made of human a pair of mates -- male and female. Isn't the one who did that able to revive the dead? [75: 36 to 40]

Hadith of the Day:
There is no greater worship in the opinion of God than the knowledge of one's religion. A scholar is a warrior against evil, and his strength is a thousand times greater than that of the pious. [Bayhaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The believer conjoins excellent behavior with fear, while the hypocrite conjoins vile behavior with security. [Hasan al-Basri]

Guidance of the Day:
Secondly, patient endurance is renouncing sins. This is realized outwardly by avoiding them and by keeping away from the places where they might be committed, and by preventing the soul from discoursing upon them and from inclining to them, for the very beginning of a sin is a thought.

As for remembering previous sins, if this results in fear or remorse it is good, if not then refraining from it is better. This kind of fortitude is helped by remembering God's threats of punishment in this world and the next for disobedience. The one who keeps to this kind of fortitude will be honored by God with finding all disobedience so repugnant that entering the Fire would be easier for him to bear than the committal of the smallest sin. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
What is a mistake? For most of us saying "I made a mistake" means either we did the wrong thing or we did something incorrectly. But is doing something wrong the worst outcome? Mistakes can be our teachers. Be patient and await their lessons and teachings, which are not always immediately apparent. The only real mistake we make is the one from which we learn nothing. Try to see your "mistakes" in a new light today.

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