Sunday, July 17, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Such was the habit of the people of Pharaoh and those before them; they denied the signs of their Lord, so We annihilated them for their wrongs, and We drowned the people of Pharaoh; all of them were offenders. For the worst of beasts, to God are those who scoff and do not believe. [8: 54, 55]

Hadith of the day:
Give the sadaqa without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Be with Allah as if there were no creation, and be with the creation as if you had no ego. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]

Guidance of the Day:
In addition to the words we speak, our voice provides listeners with a wealth of emotional information. Knowing more about the voice can help you to more effectively express what you are feeling, and to hold a listener's interest. It's also difficult for people to monitor the way their voices sound to others, which is one more reason the voice can provide so much emotional information.

If you want to use your voice to communicate your feelings more clearly, pay attention to the pitch, rate, and volume at which you speak. Remember that a slow, quiet monotone does not foster interest. But if you vary your pitch, rate, and volume in ways that emphasize the points you want to make, you will be more interesting speaker. You'll have a better shot at connecting with others on an emotional level.

To read emotion in others' voices, pay attention to changes in their pitch, rate, and volume. As with facial expressions, such changes can't tell you absolute truth about the way another person is feeling, but they are an indication that a significant level of emotion is being expressed. Don't be afraid to follow your hunches and ask the speaker questions about your perceptions. [The Relationship Cure]

Food for Thought:
Death is easiest to those who during their lives have given it most thought, as though always to be prepared for its imminence. Only in this way, it is possible to die resigned and reconciled, patiently and tranquilly, having experienced life more fully because of the constant awareness that it may soon come to an end.

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