Thursday, August 17, 2006


Ayah of the Day:
And what prevents people from believing when guidance has come to them, and asking forgiveness from their Lord, but the sanctions of the ancients befalling them or the torment confronting them? [18: 55]

Hadith of the Day:
God, Almighty and Majestic is He, says: "Whoever is so busy with the remembrance of Me that He has no time to ask Me (for what he desires), I'll give him the best of what I give to those who ask." [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
A sign that Allah has turned away from a servant is that He makes him busy with matters that are of no concern to him. When a person reaches such a point, he must repent and ask Allah to guide him to those matters that are important and beneficial. [Hasan al Basri]

Guidance of the Day:
Getting Through Hard Times: Hard times, stressful times, are not all there is to life, but they are part of life, growth, and moving forward. What we do with hard times, or hard energy, is our choice. We can use the energy of hard times to work out, and work through our issues. We can use it to fine-tune our skills and our spirituality. Or we can go through these situations suffering, storing up bitterness, and refusing to grow or change. Hard times can motivate and mold us to bring out our best. We can use these times to move forward and upward to higher levels of living, loving, and growth.

The choice is ours. Will we let ourselves feel? Will we take a spiritual approach, including gratitude, toward the event? Will we try to know what we are supposed to be learning and doing? Or will we use the incident to prove old, negative beliefs? Will we say, "Nothing good ever happens to me......I'm just a victim......People can't be trusted....Life isn't worth living"?

We do not always require hard energy, or stress, to motivate us to grow and change. We do not have to create stress, seek it, or attract it. But if it's there, we can learn to channel it into growth and use it for achieving what's good in life. [The Language of Letting Go]

Food for Thought:
Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it. There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.

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