Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Ayah of the Day:
But those who believed and did good works will be admitted to gardens with rivers that flow below, wherein they will abide, by leave of their Lord: their greeting there will be "Peace." [14: 23]

Hadith of the Day:
Allah is displeased with your conjecturing, with your asking an inordinate amount of questions, and with your wasting money. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The ways to God are as many as there are created beings. But the shortest and easiest is to serve others, not to bother others, and to make others happy. [Abu Sa'id]

Guidance of the Day:
We each have a different kind of strength. Some of us are able to persevere against hopeless odds. Some are able to see light in a world of darkness. Some are able to give selflessly and no thought of return, while others are able to bring a sense of importance into the hearts of those around them. But no matter how we exhibit strength, its truest measure is the calm and certain conviction with which it causes us to act. It is the ability to discern the path with heart, and follow it even when at the moment we might wish to be doing something else.

True strength is not about force, but about conviction. It lives at the center of belief where fear and uncertainty cannot gain a foothold. Its opposite is not cowardice and fear, but confusion, lack of clarity, and lack of intention. True strength does not require an adversary and does not see itself as noble or heroic. It simply does what it must without praise or need of recognition. A person who can quietly stay home and care for an ailing parent is as strong as a person who can climb a mountain. A person who can stand up for principle is as strong as a person who can fend off an army. They simply have quieter, less dramatic, kinds of strengths.

True strength does not magnify others' weaknesses. It makes others stronger. If someone's strength makes others feel weaker, it is merely domination, and that is no strength at all. Take care to find your own strength, Nurture it. Develop it. Share it with those around you. Let it become a light for those who are living in darkness. Remember, strength based in force is a strength people fear. Strength based on love is a strength people crave. [Simple Truths]

Food for Thought:

Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others. To exist is to change; to change is to mature; to mature is to create oneself endles

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