Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
Woe to the scoffers that day -- "Eat and enjoy yourselves a little, for you are sinners." Woe to the scoffers that day! When told to bow, they do not bow. Woe to the scoffers that day! What message beyond that will they believe? [77: 45 to 50]

Hadith of the Day:
God may delay the punishment of some major sins until Judgment Day, but not the punishment of one's sins against one's parents. People suffer for those very quickly, and in this life. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
All believers are friends of Allah, and the noblest of them in the sight of Allah are those who are the most obedient and who most closely follow the Qur'an. [Imam Abu Hanifa]

Guidance of the Day:
Take little from the world always, and confine yourself to your needs, whether it be in the matter of clothes, food, marriage, housing, or any other comfort. Beware of indulgently seeking its pleasures while claiming to renounce it, using arguments unacceptable to God, and contriving interpretations which are far removed from the truth.

The way in which the Messenger of God, may blessings and peace be upon him, shunned the world's pleasures while able to enjoy them licitly is quite obvious to anyone who has the least knowledge. If you are incapable of renouncing the world and you admit your desire for it, you are not to blame; you will only have sinned if you pursue and enjoy it in a manner forbidden by the Law. Renunciation is a degree higher than this. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. Reckon the days in which you have not been angry. I used to be angry every day; now every other day; then every third and fourth day; and if you miss it as long as thirty days, offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to God.

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