Monday, July 25, 2005


Ayahs of the Day:
O Prophet, say to the captives in your hands, "If God recognizes good in your hearts, God will give you better than what was taken from you, and God will forgive you. And God is very forgiving, most merciful. But if they intend to betray you, they have already betrayed God; so God has given power over them. And God is all knowing, most wise. [8: 70,71]

Hadith of the Day:
One who believes in Allah and the Last Day should do good unto neighbors. One who believes in Allah and Last Day should do good unto guests. One who believes in Allah and the Last Day should say something good or nothing at all. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Though the woman may chose any line of work which conforms to the etiquette and standard of sacred law, she may not upset the household structure in doing so. [Shaykh Sa'id Ramadan]

Guidance of the Day:
Turn off the television. TV often interferes with people's ability to listen to one another. TV interferes with children's ability to connect, as well. American kids watch an average of two hours and forty-five minutes of TV a day. Some 17 percent watch over five hours daily. Compare this with other studies that show that kids spend just forty-five minutes a week talking to their parents.

More than two-thirds of kids over age eight said their families kept the TV on during meals, the times when you'd most expect kids and parents to be talking to each other. But with families' eyes glued to the set, the quality of interaction can only deteriorate. Indeed indicators of discontent--such as not getting along with parents, being unhappy at school, and getting into trouble a lot--are strongly associated with high media use.

So for the sake of your family relationship, limit TV watching. Be aware of occasions when TV gets in the way of your ability to respond lovingly to one another's bids for connection. Use the TV as a means to connect with each other, rather than as a means of isolation. [The Relationship Cure]

Food for Thought:
The first law of heaven is obedience, and it should be the first law of every home. It is the foundation of an orderly home, a successful family, and the successful lives of the children. The wife is the key, when she sets an example of obedience to her husband, the children follow. The problems of rebellious youth can often be traced to homes where the mother disobeyed the father or showed lack of respect to his authority. [Their is no absolute obedience to any created being, it has to be within the guidelines of the Divine Law].

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