Monday, April 19, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
What you are promised is sure to take place -- when the stars are extinguished and the sky is split open and the mountains blown away and the messengers are appointed their time -- to what day has it been put off? To the day of decision. And what will let you know what the day of decision is? Woe to the scoffers on that day! [77: 7 to 15]

Hadith of the Day:
Accept the apology of your fellow Muslim if you wish to drink from the fountain of Kawthar when you are thirsty on the Day of Judgment. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Intellect is a man's wings and feathers. If he lacks intellect, let him find the intellect of a guide. Be either triumphant, or in search of a triumphant man! Either posses vision or seek the possessor of vision! [Mawlana Rumi]

Guidance of the Day:
Know that just as you must thank God for favors which are proper to you, such as knowledge and health, you must also thank Him for favors which are general, such as the sending of Messengers, the revelation of Books, raising up the sky, and stretching out the earth. The basis of thankfulness is that the heart be aware of such favors, that they are from God alone, and that nothing comes to one through one's own ability and power, but only through God's grace and mercy.

The limit of thankfulness is to use each of His favors in His obedience; if you do not do so you will have neglected to give thanks for it, and if you use them to disobey Him you will have fallen into ingratitude, whereby favors turn into afflictions. Anyone who still enjoys some favors while using them in disobedience to God is being lured. 'God gives rein to the wrongdoer until, when He takes him, He does not let him go'. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought. Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our deeds.

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