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A SHORT MORAL STORY.....

There was a King who had 1 Eye and 1 leg..

He asked all the painters to draw a beautiful portrait of him. But none of them could -- how could they paint him beautifully with the defects in one eye and one leg.

Eventually one of them agreed and drew a classic picture of the King.

It was a fantastic picture and surprised everyone..

He painted the King AIMING for a HUNT. Targeting with ONE Eye Closed and One Leg Bent ...  read more »

Lesson of the day 1322

Ayahs of the day:
Say, "If you love God, then follow me; God will love you and forgive you your sins; for God is most forgiving, most merciful." [3: 31]

Hadith of the day:
Do not envy one another, do not artificially inflate prices against one another, do not hate one another, do not turn away from one another, do not undercut one another. Be, O slaves of Allah, brothers." [Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:  read more »

Convey an ayah....

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Convey from me even an Ayah of the Quran; relate traditions from Banu Israel, and there is no restriction on that; but he who deliberately forges a lie against me let him have his abode in Hell.” [Sahih Bukhari]

This hadith contains the following three important points:  read more »

Pearls of Wisdom 322

1. When the craft of making armor was made known,
    iron became wax in your hands. The mountains became
    your accompanists; they chant the psalms along with you,
    like those who teach the recitation of the Qur'an with you.

2. As God made the Qibla manifest, abandon your search.
    Hark, turn away from all futile search, now that the House
    has come to view. If you forget this Qibla for one moment,
    you will be overcome by the qibla of desires.  read more »

Lesson of the day 321

Ayahs of the day:
Say, "O my God, possessor of all power, You empower whomever You will, and You strip power from whomever You will. You honor whomever You will. All good is in Your hands. Truly You are capable of everything." [3: 26]

Hadith of the day:
Whoever does not show mercy to people, Allah will not show mercy to him. [Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:
The one who is esteemed by people should deem himself worthy of no such honor or respect, so as not to fall into delusion. [Abdullah ibn Mubarak]  read more »

Test Questions....

Here are some test questions to see how you are spending your time on earth.

1. What is one thing you love about being alive?

2. How would you finish this sentence:  Thank God I'am ------------------?

How long did it take you to answer each question? If you had to stop and think, you took too long. These answers should flow easily. If they don't, it is a sign you are not in touch with your heart and that it needs to be nourished.

Now answer this question:

When you look at the garden do you see the weeds or the flowers?  read more »

Pearls of Wisdom....321

1. You may have wealth, O mighty monarch,
     but it is other than you; one day it will be gone.
     Become your own fortune, O chosen one,
     before you are left destitute.
     Seek the bounty within yourself;
     when you are the bounty,
     how can you lose yourself?

2. If you desire light, be ready to receive light.
    Nurture vainglory and become separated  read more »

Lesson of the day 1320

Ayahs of the day:
Say, "Whether you conceal what is in your hearts or reveal it, God knows it. And God knows what is in the heavens and what is on earth. And God is capable of all things." [3: 29]

Hadith of the day:
The Muslim is the brother of his fellow-Muslim. He does not wrong him, let him down or despise him. [Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:
The whole matter of love and slave hood rests upon fear, hope and the love of the Divine. [Shaqeeq al-Balkhi]

Guidance of the day:  read more »

Minor Sins....

Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "O Aishah, abstain from the sins which are looked upon as trivial, for they too will be inquired about by Allah." [Musnad Ahmad, Nasa'i]  read more »

Muharram Mubarak....

With the sighting of the new moon the Islamic new year has started. The first month Muharram, is a month of great reward and virtue. Muharram itself means 'sacred'.

Muharram has been blessed with certain specific virtues: Prophet (peace and blessing upon him) said "The best of the fasts besides the month of Ramadan is the fasting of the month of Muharram (Muslim).

"The one who keeps a fast in the month of Muharram will receive the reward of thirty fasts for each fast (in this sacred month)" (Tabarani).  read more »