Wednesday, July 20, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
Now if they incline toward peace, then incline to it, and place your trust in God, for God is all-hearing, the all-knowing. And if they mean to deceive you, surely you can count on God, the One Who strengthened you with Divine Aid and with the believers. [8: 61, 62]

Hadith of the Day:
Make much remembrance of the destroyer of pleasures, (i.e. death). [Tirmidhi & ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
For one who initiates wrongdoing there is remorse on the morrow. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Ask questions about people's goals and visions of future. Such queries can be a great way to connect. Look for commonalities. People are attracted to those with whom they have things in common, so make it a point to let other know when you share similar views or backgrounds. At the same time don't try to make yourself the focus of conversation. Say enough to establish common ground and emphasize, but always remember to share the floor.

When you want people to disclose information about themselves, it can help to reveal details about your own life first. Be sure to aim for balance, however, sharing too much personal information too early can be harmful to relationships. Your conversation partner may feel overwhelmed by the intensity of what you're sharing, or feel pressured to become too close too soon. [The Relationship Cure]

Food for Thought:
The key to acceptance is humility - realizing our own frailties and limitations and therefore looking to ourselves for change. Only with this spirit of humility can we build a successful relationship with another person.

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