Thursday, July 28, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
As for those who believed later on, then went into exile and struggled along with you, they are of your number. But those with blood relations have more rights on each other in the decree of God. For God is cognizant of every single thing. [8: 75]

Hadith of the Day:
If someone seeks refuge in Allah, give him refuge. If someone asks in the name of Allah, give him something. If someone does a favor, repay him. If you cannot find anything with which to repay him, then pray for him so that he knows that you appreciate what he has done for you. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Repentance, awareness of God, and uprightness are the foundations of all that is beneficial. Know that repentance is a key, God consciousness (taqwa) is vast, and uprightness is the source of rectification. [Shaykh Ahmad al Zarruq]

Guidance of the Day:
Recognizing the idealism in one another's positions and talking about it can be tremendously helpful way to build emotional connections. Think of all the relationships that might be forged if people in conflict could say, "I know that we don't agree on this issue, but I understand that you're committed to your vision as I am to mine. Therefore I respect you.

All of this comes from each person sharing the meaning he or she holds within the conflict. Such sharing allows people to recognize the source of their conflict as idealism-- a recognition that leads them to turn toward one another and connect emotionally.

People form much more positive emotional connections when they encourage one another's dreams and aspirations. In this way, shared meaning provides the common emotional ground that motivates people to stay in a relationship or a job even when those bonds are wracked with conflict and struggle. People "hang in there," continually bidding and responding to bids for connection, because the relationship is part of what makes their lives significant. [The Relationship Cure]

Food for Thought:
Inner happiness is a happiness of spirit, serenity, tranquility and peace of soul. It can carry you through the turmoil of life with a calm stability. Unhappiness arises from a failure within an individual--weakness of character, sin, failure to fulfill responsibility, or self centeredness.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Aslamualikum Warahmutallah Wabrakatuhu,

I was wondering were do u get the Food for Thought...if u don't mind can u send me the book u refer is my e-mail addy