I Qur’anic Verse of the Day


Prohibition of Liquor and Gambling


یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡۤا اِنَّمَا الۡخَمۡرُ وَالۡمَیۡسِرُ وَ الۡاَنۡصَابُ وَ الۡاَزۡلَامُ رِجۡسٌ مِّنۡ  عَمَلِ الشَّیۡطٰنِ فَاجۡتَنِبُوۡہُ لَعَلَّکُمۡ تُفۡلِحُوۡنَ.اِنَّمَا یُرِیۡدُ الشَّیۡطٰنُ اَنۡ یُّوۡقِعَ بَیۡنَکُمُ الۡعَدَاوَۃَ  وَالۡبَغۡضَآءَ  فِی الۡخَمۡرِ وَ الۡمَیۡسِرِ وَیَصُدَّکُمۡ عَنۡ ذِکۡرِ اللّٰہِ وَعَنِ الصَّلٰوۃِ ۚ فَہَلۡ اَنۡتُمۡ مُّنۡتَہُوۡنَ.(5 :90-91)


Believers! This liquor, gambling, idols and these divining arrows are filthy works of Satan. So, stay away from them that you may succeed. Satan seeks to stir up enmity and malice among you by means of liquor and gambling and to keep you from the remembrance of Allah and from the prayer. So, will you not stay clear of them? (5:90-91)



II Hadith of the Day


Reward of the Congregational Prayer


عَنْ بن عُمَرَ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ  قال صَلَاةُ الْجَمَاعَةِ أَفْضَلُ من صَلَاةِ الْفَذِّ بِسَبْعٍ وَعِشْرِينَ دَرَجَةً


‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (rta) reported that God’s Messenger (sws) said: “The reward of praying in congregation is twenty seven times that of praying alone.”[1]



III Bible Verse of the Day


The Prayer (Salah) in the Bible


And moving on from there to the mountain on the east of Beth-el, he put up his tent, having Beth-el on the west and Ai on the east: and there he made an altar and gave worship to the name of the Lord.(Genesis, 12:8)


And the men, turning from that place, went on to Sodom: but Abraham was still waiting before the Lord. (Genesis, 18:22)


Then he said to his young men, Keep here with the ass; and I and the boy will go on and give worship and come back again to you. (Genesis, 22:5)


Then he made an altar there, and gave worship to the name of the Lord, and he put up his tents there, and there his servants made a water-hole. (Genesis, 26:25)


And the people had faith in them; and hearing that the Lord had taken up the cause of the children of Israel and had seen their troubles, with bent heads they gave him worship. (Exodus, 4:31)


But as for me, I will come into your house, in the full measure of your mercy; and in your fear I will give worship, turning my eyes to your holy Temple.(Psalms, 5:7)


The sea is his, and he made it; and the dry land was formed by his hands. O come, let us give worship, falling down on our knees before the Lord our Maker. (Psalms, 95:5-6)


And after he had sent the people away, he went up into the mountain by himself for prayer: and when evening was come, he was there by himself.(Matthew, 14:23)


And in the morning, a long time before daylight, he got up and went out to a quiet place, and there he gave himself up to prayer.(Mark, 1:35)



IV Discussion Topic of the Day


Judging People


[1]. Ibid., vol. 1, 450, (no. 650).