Ayahs of the Day:
And be wary of temptation, which does not afflict only those of you who have gone wrong; and know that God is severe in retribution. Remember when you were few, deemed weak in the world, fearing that people would seize you, when God took care of you and strengthened you with divine assistance, and provided you with goods that you might be grateful. [8:25, 26]
Hadith of the Day:
Verily, the deeds of the children of Adam are brought before the Almighty every night of Jumu'ah, but no deed will be accepted from anyone who severs family ties. [Bukhari & Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Despite committing a sin, Allah still bestows four blessings on His sinful servant - He does not cut off his sustenance, He does not cause his health to deteriorate, He does not make the sin apparent on him for all to see, and He does not hasten his punishment. [Sa'd ibn Bilal]
Guidance of the Day:
For adult-child relationships, keep in mind that children are often less reciprocal than adults, and that's natural for their stage of emotional development. Keep responding positively to the child's bids for attention, because it will pay off in the long run. Your consistent response tells the child that you can be trusted. It also serves as an important model for positive relationship-building. Over time, the child will begin turning toward you more often.
Also, make it a point to turn toward people with fun-loving, high-energy responses when you can--responses that include kidding, affection, and humor. This type of enthusiastic, positive response has an impact on people's ability to access humor during conflict situations. When you regularly feel enthusiastic support and affection from somebody, you're more comfortable cracking lighthearted jokes in the midst of arguments with them. And humor is key to unlocking even more interest, affection, support, and empathy in relationships. [The Relationship Cure]
Dua of the Week:
I would like to include a short dua weekly (to be memorized) from the duas of the Prophet, may blessings and peace be upon him. I hope this will be of great benefit for all of us, inshaAllah.
Allahumma inna nas aluka minka wa na'oozubika minka. (O Allah! we seek You from You and we seek refuge in You from You).
Food for Thought:
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. All people are created equal, but ambition or lack of it, separates them. Ability will enable a person to get to the top, but it takes character to keep them there.