Monday, August 21, 2006


Ayah of the Day:
But your Lord is the most forgiving, full of mercy: were God to blame them for what they did, that would have hastened their punishment for them: but they have an appointment, and will find no other refuge. [18: 58]

Hadith of the Day:
God has disliked that you talk too much about others, ask too many questions and waste your wealth. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
The seeker of deen increases in action, whereas the seeker of dunya increases only in information. [Abu Bakr radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Recovery: How easy it is to blame our problems on others. Often, our accusations are justified. We probably are feeling hurt and frustrated. In those moments, we may begin to believe that the solution to our pain and frustration is getting the other person to do what we want, or having the outcome we desire. But these self-defeating illusions put the power and control of our life in other people's hands.

The solution to our pain and frustration, however valid, is to acknowledge our own feelings. We feel the anger, the grief; then let go of the feelings and find peace -- within ourselves. We know our happiness isn't controlled by another person, even though we may have convinced ourselves it is. We call this acceptance.

Then we decide that although we'd like our situation to be different, may be our life is happening for a reason. May be there is a higher purpose and plan in play, one that's better than we could have orchestrated. We call this faith. Then we decide what we need to do, what is within our power to do to take care of ourselves. We call this recovery. It's easy to point our finger at another, but it's more rewarding to gently point it at ourselves. [The Language of Letting Go]

Food for Thought:
Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness there is. Cheerful people live longest here on this earth, afterward in our hearts.

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