Friday, April 27, 2012


Ayahs of the day:
Those who spend their money seeking to please God and to strengthen their own souls are like a garden on a hill; when a heavy rain hits it, it brings forth double its fruits. And if a heavy rain does not hit it, then dew. For God sees what you do. [2:265]

Hadith of the day:
The Abdal in my community will not enter the Garden by their works, but by God's mercy, clean breasts, generous souls, and compassion for all Muslims. [Bayhaqi]

Wise quote of the day:
People count with self satisfaction the number of times they have recited the name of God on their prayer beads, but  they keep no beads for reckoning the number of idle words they speak. [Imam Ghazali]

Guidance of the day:
He who is satisfied with Islam as religion will revere its rites and sacrosanct things and will persistently strive to acquire the kind of knowledge and perform the kinds of works which confirm it and increase it in ability and steadfastness. He should be happy with it, anxious for it not to be taken away from him, respectful of its people, and averse to those who deny or antagonize it.

He who is satisfied with Muhammad (peace and blessing upon him) as Prophet should emulate him, follow his guidance, adhere to his law, uphold his Sunna, magnify his rights, and abundantly invoke blessings and peace upon him. He should love his family and companions, invoke God's mercy and satisfaction upon them, and be concerned for the Prophet's community and of good counsel to them. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]

Food for thought:
Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding. An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason. Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. Anger begins with folly and ends with regret.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Some thoughts for the day....


"When a bird is alive...It eats Ants,
When the bird is dead… Ants eat the bird!
Time & Circumstances can change at any time……..
Don’t devalue or hurt anyone in life.

You may be powerful today… But Remember,
Time is more powerful than you!!!

One tree makes a million match sticks…
But when the time comes…
Only one match stick is needed
to burn a million trees...
So be good and do good."
Have a wonderful day ahead

Smile Rebounding 

"A smile costs nothing
A smile is something
you can't give away;
it always comes back
to you."



~ Authors Unknown

Friday, April 20, 2012

Pearls of Wisdom 336

1. Knowledge is light; avarice ice.

    Knowledge is water; this world dirt.

    A trickle of wisdom appears from beyond
    to check the vices of this world.
    Should the trickle become abundant,
    none would endure, be it virtue or vice. 

2. Sometimes in order to help He makes us cry.
    Happy the eye that sheds tears for His sake.
    Fortunate the heart that burns for His sake
    Laughter always follows tears.
    Blessed are those who understand.
    Life blossoms wherever water flows.
    Where tears are shed Divine Mercy is shown.

3. Your bounty fulfills every need.
     Why should we turn to any other?
     The scant knowledge that endures in my soul,
     deliver it from the wiles of the body's clay
     before this clay consumes it away,
     before these winds sweep it away.

4. Come, O lover!
    Come, let Me ease your suffering.
    Let Me improve your state.
    Come, O lover!
    Come, surrender yourself to Me
    that I may give you My life
    and make you rejoice once again.  [Mawlana Rumi]

Monday, April 16, 2012


Ayahs of the day:
O believers! Do not nullify your charities by reproach or abuse, like those who spend their money to be seen by the people, not believing in God or the last day. They are like hard rock with some dust on it, hit by rain and left barren. They can do nothing with what they have acquired. For God does not guide atheistic people. [2:264]

Hadith of the day:
Ask God for pardon and safety, for, after certainty, no one is ever given anything better than safety. [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
Do not sit idle for indeed death is seeking you. [Hasan al Basri]

Guidance of the day:
To love, for God's sake, those who obey Him, and to detest, for God's sake, those who disobey Him, are two of the strongest knots of faith. He who is satisfied with God as Lord should of necessity be satisfied with His management of his affairs and the choices He makes for him, including the bitter things He may ordain. He should be content with whatever provision He allots him, remain obedient to Him, careful to perform what He made obligatory upon him and avoid what He forbade him.

He should be patient when enduring His tests, thankful for His favors, desirous to meet Him, satisfied with Him as Patron, Ally, and Guardian, sincere in His worship, relying on Him in both that which he can observe and that which is hidden from his view. He should seek no other help but His in times of difficulty and rely on none other than Him for the fulfillment of his needs. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddah]

Food for thought:
Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. Not failure, but low aim, is crime. High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.

Friday, April 13, 2012

~The Triple Filter Test~

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Keep away from ill-thinking/suspicions because ill-thinking is the greatest falsehood.” [Sahih Bukhari]

Commentary: During the Abbasid period one of the scholars in Baghdad was greeted by an acquaintance who said, "Do you know what I just heard about your friend?"

Scholar: "Hold on a minute, before telling me anything I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

The Man: "Triple Filter Test?"

Scholar: "That's right, before you talk to me about my friend it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

The Man: "No, actually I just heard about it and ..."

Scholar: "All right, so you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?"

The Man: "No, on the contrary..."

Scholar: "So, you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: The filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?"

The Man: "No, not really."

Scholar: "Well, if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) asks us: "O you who believe! Avoid much suspicion, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh (meat) of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful." [Qur'an 49:12]

Let's pass our intended speech through the triple filter test before we madly utter our every thought. And lets subject others to the triple filter test too before we hear any number of damaging things from them.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pearls of wisdom 335

1. If you wish for light, be ready to receive light.
Nourish your ego and be deprived of light.
If you wish to find a way out of this prison,
do not turn away;
bow down in worship and draw near.

2. "Unless You give no one gives.
O Creator, unlock the gates of Your bounty."
He turned his face to heaven and said,
"No one knows my devotion save You.
You put that prayer into my heart.
You raised a hundred hopes."

3. When you resolve to become pious, the devil
in your nature cries out at you: "Tread not
those paths, O confused one; distress and poverty
will overcome you. You will be despised, let down
by friends, you will regret it." Dread of the devil
has bound their souls; the cries of the devil are
the drover of the damned; the call of the Lord
is a guardian of the saints.

4. When we are ignorant we live in His prison;
when we become prudent we live in His palace;
when we fall asleep we become intoxicated;
when we are awakened we are in His hands.

5. Do not mourn the worldly loss;
ask for your soul to be saved.
Many delighted in what you hold dear.
In the end it left them and became mere wind.
Escape from its love before it escapes you. [Mawlana Rumi]

Friday, April 06, 2012


Ayahs of the day:
Kind and loving speech is better than charity followed by abuse. And God is self-sufficient, most gracious. [2:263]

Hadith of the day:
He who commits a sin, a black spot is inscribed in his heart. If he repents, his heart is re-burnished, but if he does not, it spreads until it covers the whole heart. [Tirmidhi]

Wise quote of the day:
If someone wants to know what position he enjoys in the eyes of God, he has only to look at what place he gives to God in his heart and life. [Hakim]

Guidance of the day:
As for enjoining good and forbidding evil, they are among the greatest of religious activities, the strongest of Islam's foundations, and the most important function of Muslims. By them affairs are straightened and everything runs in a goodly manner. By neglecting them people's rights are lost, boundaries transgressed, truth disappears, and falsehood appears.

Good in this context is everything God has enjoined upon His servants and likes them to do, while evil is everything that God dislikes them to do and likes them to avoid. Enjoining good and forbidding evil is an obligation and there can be no excuse for abandoning it. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Affliction, like the iron-smith, shapes as it smites. The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy. Afflictions come to us, not to make us sad but sober; not to make us sorry but wise. Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to cure. By afflictions God is spoiling us of what otherwise might have spoiled us.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Qualification for Allah's love....

Prophet Mumahammad (peace and blessings upon him)

is quoted Allah as saying:

"My love is obliged to those who love each other for My sake,

who sit with each other for My sake,

who visit each other for My sake,

and who spend on each other for My sake."

[al Muwattah]