Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
That will be the day they do not speak, as they won't be allowed to make excuses. Woe to the scoffers that day! That will be the day of decision; We will assemble you all, and the ancients too. So if you have a scheme, go on and scheme against Me. Woe to the scoffers that day! [77: 35 to 40]

Hadith of the Day:
The sign of a person who is aware and intelligent is that he has his ego under control and devotes his life to the preparation for the Hereafter. The sign of the weak person is that he continues being a slave to his ego and hopes for his Lord's forgiveness. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Invoking strengthens the limbs and facilitates pious works. It eases difficult matters, opens locked doors, mitigates hardship, and lessens toil. It is the source and foundation of God's friendship; forgetfulness is the origin and summit of His enmity. [Ibn Ata'Allah]

Guidance of the Day:
The origin of renunciation is the heart's knowledge of the vileness and insignificance of the world, and that 'had it been worth so much as a gnat's wing to God He would not have given a disbeliever a sip of its water', and that it is accursed and all that it contains except that which is for God'; and that anyone who takes more than is necessary from it is unwittingly taking his own destruction.

The intended result of such knowledge is to abandon inwardly desire for the world, and to abandon outwardly delighting in its pleasures. The lowest degree of renunciation is that one is not induced by the world to commit a sin, nor to neglect any act of obedience, while the highest degree is that you take nothing from it unless you know that to take is more pleasing to God than to leave it. There are many degrees between these two. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
It is the biggest mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little -- do what you can. Remember, by changing one life you change the world. Every action has its effects. So make a difference and help someone get back into the ocean of life. You need not risk your life carrying them through the surf, but find out what they need to get back into swim. Then help them do it. Make a difference!!!

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