Ayahs of the day:
God is the protector of believers, taking them out of the darkness into the light. As for scoffers, their protectors are the idols, which take them out of the light into the darkness. They are the inmates of hell fire, wherein they remain. [2:257]
Hadith of the day:
He has experienced the taste of faith who is satisfied with God as Lord, Islam as religion, and Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) as Prophet. [Tirmidhi]
Wise quote of the day:
A person who discourses on religion without remembering that he will be questioned by God on what he says knows the value of neither religion nor his own mind. [Imam Abu Hanifah]
Guidance of the day:
A person should strive to guard his Islam and strengthen it by accomplishing those acts of obedience to God which he is commanded to do. He who neglects God's commands exposes himself to die on other than Islam; for his being neglectful is evidence that he cares little for his religion and takes it lightly. Let every Muslim beware of this to the extreme.
He should also avoid sins and evil deeds, for they weaken Islam, render it feeble, shake its foundations, and make it liable to be wrested away at the time of death, as has actually happened -- may God protect us -- to many who persistently committed such acts. So reflect on this and impose upon yourself obedience to the injunctions of God the Exalted, and avoidance of what He has prohibited. Should you slip to any of these, repent to God and beware to the extreme to persist. And constantly ask God for good ending to your life. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]
Food for thought:
Death has ten thousand several doors for men to take their exit. Every life is different from any that has gone before it and so is every death. The uniqueness of each of us extends even to the way we die. Unique circumstances of death will be granted to someone with a unique personality.