Thursday, June 24, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
So let man consider his food: We pour forth water and split the ground, producing grain in it, and grapes and herbs and olives and dates and gardens full of trees and fruits and vegetation for your use and for your livestock. [80: 24 to 32]

Hadith of the Day:
Gather, in this world, no more than you need and no more than you can carry, for on the Day of Judgment, you will be forced to carry all that you owned in this life. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not be aggrieved by thoughts of sustenance; you will be sustained. Instead be steadfast and frequent the divine court. [Mawlana Rumi]

Guidance of the Day:
Certain wealthy people neglect some duties and commit some transgressions and yet feel secure; this has nothing at all to do with contentment, for disobedience and neglect of one's duties are causes of God's wrath, so how can one be content with that which displeases Him? Such wretched people are pleased only with themselves, but think they are pleased with their Lord! Being pleased with oneself and being pleased with one's Lord are far apart and never unite in the same place.

How excellent is that which imam al-Ghazali, may God be pleased with him, wrote: 'Contentment is to be content inwardly with God's acts, and outwardly to do what pleases Him.' Should a person wish to know how much contentment he has, then let him search for it when hardships arrive, afflictions descend, and sicknesses become severe, for in these circumstances he will either find it or not. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]

Food for Thought:
We can't let talking get in the way of action. Words are mere bubbles of water, but deeds are drops of gold. A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. Life is worth being lived, but not worth being discussed all the time. Words gain credibility by deeds. Well done is better than well said.

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