Monday, July 18, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Those with whom you made an agreement, then they break their promise every time, without pangs of conscience. So if you prevail over them in war, then disperse their followers with them, that they may take a lesson. And if you really fear treachery from a people, default on them equally; for God does not like the treacherous. [8: 56, 57, 58]

Hadith of the Day:
The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his sadaqa. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Live treating others well and avoid aggression, and should others aggress against you leave them but in the best way. [Ahmad al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:
While understanding metaphors and all the various forms of nonverbal communication can boost your ability to connect with others, you won't get far without a strong foundation of good, basic listening skills. Your knack for drawing others out and expressing genuine curiosity about their lives can be a real boon to bidding for connection and establishing satisfying relationships. Good listening skills can help you to feel easy in all sorts of social situations, and to build the kind of rapport that leads to solid emotional bonds.

Focus on being interested, not interesting is some of the best advice available. You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years trying to get other people interested in you. You can apply the same principle to building better relationships with your spouse, your siblings, your children, your boss--with anybody who plays a significant role in your life. That's because everybody wants to feel valued and appreciated. And nothing fosters such goodwill as your ability to pay sincere attention to the details of another person's life. [The Relationship Cure]

Food for Thought:
The race of men is like the race of leaves. As one generation flourishes, another decays. With what strife and pain we come into the world we know not, but it is commonly no easy matter to get out of it. The utility of living consists not of the length of days, but in the use of time, a man may have lived long, and yet lived but a little.

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