I Qur’anic Verse of the Day


Satan’s Web


وَ قَالَ  الشَّیۡطٰنُ لَمَّا قُضِیَ الۡاَمۡرُ اِنَّ اللّٰہَ وَعَدَکُمۡ وَعۡدَ الۡحَقِّ وَ وَعَدۡتُّکُمۡ فَاَخۡلَفۡتُکُمۡ ؕ وَ مَا کَانَ لِیَ عَلَیۡکُمۡ مِّنۡ سُلۡطٰنٍ  اِلَّاۤ  اَنۡ دَعَوۡتُکُمۡ فَاسۡتَجَبۡتُمۡ لِیۡ ۚ فَلَا تَلُوۡمُوۡنِیۡ وَ لُوۡمُوۡۤا اَنۡفُسَکُمۡ ؕ مَاۤ  اَنَا بِمُصۡرِخِکُمۡ وَ مَاۤ  اَنۡتُمۡ بِمُصۡرِخِیَّ ؕ اِنِّیۡ کَفَرۡتُ بِمَاۤ اَشۡرَکۡتُمُوۡنِ مِنۡ قَبۡلُ ؕ اِنَّ الظّٰلِمِیۡنَ لَہُمۡ  عَذَابٌ اَلِیۡمٌ.(22:14)


And when the judgement has been passed [in the Hereafter], Satan will say [to his followers]: “God indeed made a true promise with you. I too made you a promise, but did not keep it. Yet I had no power over you. I only invited you, and you responded to me. Do not now blame me, but blame yourselves. I cannot help you, nor can you help me. I reject from the beginning you making me God’s associate.” Indeed, there is a grievous penalty for the wrongdoers. (14:22)



II Hadith of the Day


The Real Contest


عن أَنَسِ بن مَالِكٍ قال قال رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ حُفَّتْ الْجَنَّةُ بِالْمَكَارِهِ وَحُفَّتْ النَّارُ بِالشَّهَوَاتِ


Anas ibn Malik (rta) said that God’s Messenger (sws) stated: “Paradise is encircled with hardships and Hell is encircled with desires.”[1]



III Bible Verse of the Day


Real Un-cleanliness


And he got the people together and said to them, Give ear, and let my words be clear to you: Not that which goes into the mouth makes a man unclean, but that which comes out of the mouth. Then the disciples came and said to him, Did you see that the Pharisees were troubled when these words came to their ears? But he said in answer, Every plant which my Father in heaven has not put in the earth, will be taken up by the roots. Let them be: they are blind guides. And if a blind man is guiding a blind man, the two will go falling into a hole together. Then Peter said to him, Make the story clear to us. And he said, Are you, like them, still without wisdom? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth goes on into the stomach, and is sent out as waste? But the things which come out of the mouth come from the heart; and they make a man unclean. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, the taking of life, broken faith between the married, unclean desires of the flesh, taking of property, false witness, bitter words: These are the things which make a man unclean; but to take food with unwashed hands does not make a man unclean. (Matthew, 15:10-20)



IV Discussion Topic of the Day


Leaping out for Others!


[1]. Muslim, Al-Jami‘ al-sahih, vol.4, 2174, (no. 2822).