Thursday, April 22, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
Did We not destroy the ancients? We will make those of latter days follow them too. That is what We do with sinners. Woe to the scoffers on that day! Didn't We create you from an insignificant fluid, which We then put in a secure place for a determined term? For We decide, being the best at deciding. So woe to the scoffers that day! [77: 16 to 24]

Hadith of the Day:
Good news for those who are sincere! They are the lamps enlightening the path to truth. They uncover the darkness of all who cause mischief. [Bayhaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Love the creation for the love of the One who created it. [Imam Birgivi]

Guidance of the Day:
It is part of thankfulness to praise God frequently, and to rejoice for the favors bestowed, because they are means of attaining to the propinquity of God, and because they are evidence of God's solitude for His servant. It is part of thankfulness, too, to make much of His favors, even those that are small. It is related that God once said to one of His Prophets: 'Whosoever I grant you a poor grain of wheat, know that I have remembered you thereby; therefore thank Me for it.'

It is part of thankfulness likewise to speak of God's favors without, however, digressing into anything that might suggest self-righteousness in religious matters or insolence in matters of the world. Deeds are according to the intentions behind them. And all good comes from following our virtuous predecessors in all circumstances; and God knows best. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is how to live with purpose. What most counts is not to live, but to live aright. Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything. Everything's in the mind -- that's where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it. Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes -- the aim of life is self-development.

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