I Qur’anic Verse of the Day


Seeking Refuge with God


قُلۡ اَعُوۡذُ  بِرَبِّ الۡفَلَقِ.مِنۡ  شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ.وَ مِنۡ  شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ  اِذَا وَقَبَ.وَ مِنۡ  شَرِّ النَّفّٰثٰتِ فِی الۡعُقَدِ.وَ مِنۡ  شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ  اِذَا حَسَدَ.(113: 1-5)


Pray: “I seek refuge with the Lord who breaks apart and brings forth everything; from the evil of all that He has created and from the evil of darkness when it overspreads, and from the evil of those who blow on knots and from the evil of every envious person when he envies.” (113:1-5)


قُلۡ  اَعُوۡذُ  بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ .مَلِکِ النَّاسِ .اِلٰہِ  النَّاسِ .مِنۡ  شَرِّ الۡوَسۡوَاسِ ۬ۙ  الۡخَنَّاسِ.الَّذِیۡ یُوَسۡوِسُ فِیۡ صُدُوۡرِ النَّاسِ. مِنَ الۡجِنَّۃِ وَ النَّاسِ.(114: 1-6)


Pray: “I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind, the Sovereign of mankind, the God of mankind from the evil of the prompter [of vice] who withdraws [after his prompting], who prompts evil suggestions in the hearts of people, [and is] from among the jinn and mankind.” (114:1-6)


II Hadith of the Day


Only Good Deeds Count


أَنَسَ بن مَالِكٍ يقول قَالَ رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ يَتْبَعُ الْمَيِّتَ ثَلَاثَةٌ فَيَرْجِعُ اثْنَانِ وَيَبْقَي وَاحِدٌ يَتْبَعُهُ أَهْلُهُ وَمَالُهُ وَعَمَلُهُ فَيَرْجِعُ أَهْلُهُ وَمَالُهُ وَيَبْقَي عَمَلُهُ


Anas ibn Malik (rta) reported that God’s Messenger (sws) stated: “Three things follow a deceased [in his funeral procession], and two of them return and one remains with him: his family, his wealth and his deeds follow him; the family and wealth return and he is left with the deeds [only].”[1]



III Bible Verse of the Day


Jesus (sws) on Self-Righteousness


And he made this story for some people who were certain that they were good, and had a low opinion of others: Two men went up to the Temple for prayer; one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-farmer. The Pharisee, taking up his position, said to himself these words: God, I give you praise because I am not like other men, who take more than their right, who are evil-doers, who are untrue to their wives, or even like this tax-farmer. Twice in the week I go without food; I give a tenth of all I have. The tax-farmer, on the other hand, keeping far away, and not lifting up even his eyes to heaven, made signs of grief and said, God, have mercy on me, a sinner. I say to you, This man went back to his house with God's approval, and not the other: for everyone who makes himself high will be made low and whoever makes himself low will be made high. (Luke, 18:9-14)



IV Discussion Topic of the Day


Becoming More Regular in our Prayers


[1]. Muslim, Al-Jami‘ al-sahih, vol. 4, 2273, (no. 2960).