I Qur’anic Verse of the Day


Better than the Best


اِنَّ  الۡمُسۡلِمِیۡنَ وَ الۡمُسۡلِمٰتِ وَ الۡمُؤۡمِنِیۡنَ وَ الۡمُؤۡمِنٰتِ وَ الۡقٰنِتِیۡنَ وَ الۡقٰنِتٰتِ وَ الصّٰدِقِیۡنَ وَ الصّٰدِقٰتِ وَ الصّٰبِرِیۡنَ وَ الصّٰبِرٰتِ وَ الۡخٰشِعِیۡنَ وَ الۡخٰشِعٰتِ وَ الۡمُتَصَدِّقِیۡنَ وَ الۡمُتَصَدِّقٰتِ وَ الصَّآئِمِیۡنَ وَ الصّٰٓئِمٰتِ وَ الۡحٰفِظِیۡنَ فُرُوۡجَہُمۡ وَ الۡحٰفِظٰتِ وَ الذّٰکِرِیۡنَ اللّٰہَ کَثِیۡرًا وَّ الذّٰکِرٰتِ ۙ اَعَدَّ  اللّٰہُ   لَہُمۡ  مَّغۡفِرَۃً وَّ اَجۡرًا  عَظِیۡمًا.(35:33)


Men and women who submit, have faith, serve God, are truthful, patient, humble, who spend in charity, fast, guard their private parts and persistently keep God in remembrance – for them God has prepared forgiveness and a great reward. (33:35)



II Hadith of the Day


Some Major Sins


عَبْدُ الرحمن بن أبي بَكْرَةَ عن أبيه قال كنا عِنْدَ رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَفقال ألا أُنَبِّئُكُمْ بِأَكْبَرِ الْكَبَائِرِ ثَلَاثًا الْإِشْرَاكُ بِاللّٰہِوَعُقُوقُ الْوَالِدَيْنِ وَشَهَادَةُ الزُّورِ أو قَوْلُ الزُّورِ وكان رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَمُتَّكِئًا فَجَلَسَ فما زَالَ يُكَرِّرُهَا حتي قُلْنَا لَيْتَهُ سَكَتَ


Abu Bakrah (rta)said: “[Once] we were with God’s Messenger (sws). He said: ‘Should I not inform you about the three greatest of the major sins? [They are:] Associating with God, disobeying parents and [giving] a false statement or a false testimony.’ And [while he was saying this,] God’s Messenger (sws) was leaning on a support. He [then] sat [upright] and continued to repeat these words until we wished that he become silent.”[1]



III Bible Verse of the Day


Jesus (sws) warns against Greediness


And one of the people said to him, Master, give an order to my brother to make division of the heritage with me. But he said, Man, who made me a judge or a maker of decisions for you? And he said to them, Take care to keep yourselves free from the desire for property; for a man’s life is not made up of the number of things which he has. And he said to them, in a story, The land of a certain man of great wealth was very fertile: And he said to himself, What is to be done? for I have no place in which to put all my fruit. And he said, This I will do: I will take down my store-houses and make greater ones, and there I will put all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have a great amount of goods in store, enough for a number of years; be at rest, take food and wine and be happy. But God said to him, You foolish one, tonight I will take your soul from you, and who then will be the owner of all the things which you have got together? So that is what comes to the man who gets wealth for himself, and has not wealth in the eyes of God. (Luke, 12:13-21)



IV Discussion Topic of the Day


Turning Foes into Friends?



[1]. Muslim, Al-Jami‘ al-sahih, vol. 1, 91, (no. 87).