Monday, December 19, 2005


Ayah of the Day:
Those who scoff say, "Why was a sign from his Lord not sent down to him?" Say, "God lets anyone wander, at will, but guides to the Divine whoever repents and turns to God. [13: 27]

Hadith of the Day:
Avoid all falsehood, for falsehood will guide you to evil, and evil will take you to the Fire. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Words are under your control until you have spoken them, but you come under their control once you have spoken them [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
When interacting with others, always regard whatever pleases and displeases yourself as the measure. Desire for others what your own ego desires, and do not forget that whatever conduct displeases you will displease others. If you do this, you will be safe not only from misconduct and bad behavior, but also from hurting others.

Considering that favors received make you feel a liking, affection, and attachment for those who bestowed the favor upon you, you should understand how to make others like you, and feel affection and attachment for you. It is said that "people are the slaves of the favors done to them." Therefore, doing others a favor and being good to them is a reliable defense against any harm that may come from them.

Maturity and perfection of spirit is being just in your treatment of others, especially those who have done you an injustice. Answer their evil with good. Do not stop doing good, even to those who have harmed you. Rather, treat them with humanity and nobility, for harming someone is brutish behavior. Returning evil with evil implies a deficiency in character; returning good for evil is nobility. [Pearls of Wisdom]

Food for Thought:

All that you achieve and all that you fail to achieve is the direct result of your own thoughts.

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