Sunday, August 05, 2012


Ayahs of the day:
Those who consume usurious interest are only in the sort of business in which one maddened by Satan's touch engages. That is because they say trade is like usury; but God has permitted trade and forbidden usury. Whoever gives this up with admonition from his Lord comes to him, let bygones be bygones; his case is up to God. But those who repeat are inmates of hellfire, wherein they remain. [2: 275]

Hadith of the day:
O people, repent to Allah, for I repent to Allah one hundred times a day. [Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:
Repentance of liars is mere lip service, for the true repentance liberates one from sins. [Rabia al Basari]

Guidance of the day:
A distracted heart is that which is distracted from remembering death often, as well as what comes after it, the conditions of the blessed and those of the wretched, and not to dwell on these at length.

It is distracted not  assiduously to keep company of those who know God and His religion, who remind of His days, His graces, His promises, and His threats, who exhort, with both words and deeds, to His obedience and to avoiding disobedience.

Those who are unable to find such people should make up for that by reading their books. However-God willing -- the earth will never be entirely devoid of them, even when  corruption is rife and falsehood and its champions dominate, when everyone has turned away from God and from supporting the truth, except those whom God wills, and a very few are they. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye. Among mortals second thoughts are wisest. Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. It is a good thing to learn caution from the mistakes and misfortunes of others.

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