Wednesday, August 03, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
God has certainly helped you on many battlefields, and on the day of Hunain, when your numerical superiority delighted you, but was no benefit to you, and the earth, spacious as it was, narrowed on you, and you turned back in retreat. [9: 25]

Hadith of the Day:
Every religion has a quality that is characteristic of that religion, and the characteristic of my religion is modesty. [Ibn Majah]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Even if contentment were to bring honor only in this world it would still be the best thing. [Bishr Hafi]

Guidance of the Day:
You don't choose your brothers and sisters the way you choose your friends. Unlike friends, your relationship is not centered on living in the same neighborhood, belonging to the same social circle, or working at the same types of jobs. So chances are greater that you will be on uneven ground, with one of you having more wealth, more accomplishments, or better luck than the other.

Comparison and competition also stems from natural curiosity about the road taken. Although such comparisons are normal and may give you some insights into your own life, they're usually not very helpful for developing better feelings toward your siblings. People are advised to accept their differences and to acknowledge any feelings that may result---feelings like jealousy, envy, pride, sorrow, or resentment. But try not to dwell on the inequalities you may perceive. Give your attention instead to the task of trying to understand your sibling and his or her experiences, and you can look forward to a much richer relationship. [The Relationship Cure]

Du'a of the Week:
Allahummar zuqna taa'ataka wa taa'ata rasoolika.
(O Allah grant us Your obedience and the obedience of Your messenger, ameen).

Food for Thought:
The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but they know so many things that aren't so. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

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