Thursday, January 05, 2006


Ayahs of the Day:
Don't you see how God makes a simile in the form of a beneficial word, like a good tree with stable roots and its crown in the sky, it produces its fruits at all times, by permission of its Lord. And God presents similes to people so that they will think. [14: 24,25]

Hadith of the Day:
The hour will not come until people begin to compete to build the tallest structure. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Remember that enjoyments pass while consequences remain. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Tragedy and suffering will come to you. You cannot insulate yourself from them. They come in their own season and in their own time. When they come, they will overwhelm you and immobilize you. When all is going well, our world is a small, controlled experience bounded by our daily rituals and activities. When tragedy and suffering come swooping in, they shatter our tiny boundaries and break our world into pieces.

For a time we are living inside a scream where there seems to be no exit, only echoes. The small cares that seemed so important yesterday seem like nothing, and our daily concerns become petty and irrelevant. When we finally reclaim ourselves, as we ultimately do, we are changed. We have been carried into a larger realm where we see what is truly important, and it is our responsibility to carry that knowledge back into our daily lives. It is our chance to think life afresh.How you respond to tragedy and suffering is one true measure of your strength. You need to see those moments as moments of growth. You need to look upon them as gifts to help you reclaim what is important in your life.

The human being is surprisingly resilient organism. We impel toward health, not sickness. Your spirit, as surely your body, will try to heal. The question you must ask yourself is not if you will heal, but how. Grief and pain have their own duration, and when they begin to pass, you must take care to guide the shape of the new being you are to become. So do not fear tragedy and suffering. Like love, they make you more a part of the human family. From them can come your greatest creativity. They are the fire that burns you pure. [Simple Truths]

Du'a of the Week:
Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum! Bi-rahmatika as'taghisu wa min adhabika as'tajir. (O Living! O Sustainer! I call upon Your mercy for succor, and from Your chastisement I seek refuge).

Food for Thought:
Even the person who thinks twice before they speak is often sorry they said it. A clever person thinks of a witty retort in time to say it, but a cleverer person thinks of it in time not to say it.

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