Saturday, July 16, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Such was the habit of the people of Pharaoh and those before them; they scoffed at the signs of God, so God punished them for their sins; for God is powerful, severe in punishment. That is because God is not about to change the blessing bestowed on a people until they change what is in themselves; and because God is all hearing, all knowing. [8: 52, 53]

Hadtith of the Day:

appeases the Lord's anger and averts an evil death. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
If you cannot be of benefit to the Muslims, then do not harm them; if you cannot make them happy, then do not make them sorrowful; if you cannot please them, then do not abuse them; and if you cannot praise them, then do not disparage them. [Yahya ibn Mu'adh]

Guidance of the Day:
Recognizing feelings, identifying them, and demonstrating your understanding--all of these are important steps to building better emotional connections. Because faces are such a significant tool for making and responding to bids for connection, it's important to have a clear sense of how your facial expressions come across to other people. It's also important to learn all we can about the way others use their faces to convey feelings.

Among all the parts of the body, the face is the most uniquely suited for the function of expressing emotion. Information is exchanged via rapid changes in the shape of the forehead, the brows, the eyelids, the cheeks, the nose, the lips, and the chin. People worldwide use the same facial expressions to communicate certain emotions.

Just as the space between us is important, so too are the bridges that we build across that space via touch. Touch can be an important tool in bidding and responding to other's bids for connection. It can convey underlying channels of feelings in so many situations. The key lesson to remember is that touch is powerful. Remember that touching and being touched is important to our sense of well-being and feeling connected with others. Used wisely, it can communicate your affection, concern, and affiliation with others, and foster the development of warm, open, trusting relationships. [The Relationship Cure]

(Note: For a believer as we all know, touching has to be restricted to the same gender or the mahrams from the opposite gender)

Food for thought:
It is not in the last weeks or days that we compose the message that will be remembered, but in all the decades that preceded them. Unique circumstances of death will be granted to someone with a unique personality.

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