Sunday, July 24, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
At the present God has relieved you, knowing there is weakness in you. Yet if there are a hundred of you who persevere patiently, they will overcome two hundred; and if there are a thousand of you they will overcome two thousand, with God's permission. And God is with the patient.[8: 66]

Hadith of the Day:
O people! Spread salaams, feed others, maintain family ties, and pray at night when others sleep and you'll enter Heaven safely. [Tirmidhi & Hakim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Submit to the rulings of religion, for Islam is linguistically derived from submission and do not engage in rational analogy using your intellect alone. For the intellect has limits that it can reach just as the sight has limit that it can reach. [Shaykh Bayanuni]

Guidance of the Day:
Let go of your own agenda. It's hard to be a good listener when you are struggling to direct the outcome of a conversation. Listening---especially when a friend or loved one is trying to work through a difficult emotional experience---requires instead that you let go of your desire to control the situation.

Although we can't eliminate all the pain life presents our friends and loved ones, we can offer one another immeasurable support in difficult times simply by listening in authentic, emphatic ways. Often it comes down to developing the kind of mindful presence. The key is to look for those "emotional moments"---those unpredictable but golden opportunities we have to simply stop and say to another, "I understand how you're feeling right now." Communicating well emotionally requires more than saying the right words; we also need to send and receive nonverbal messages accurately. [The Relationship Cure]

Food for Thought:
The masculine and feminine roles are different in function but equal in importance. Together they can accomplish something that neither acting alone can accomplish. Each is distinct, yet neither is complete in and of itself. Their roles are neither identical nor interchangeable.

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