Monday, September 04, 2006


Ayah of the Day:
And mention Moses in the Book; he was one chosen, and was a messenger, a prophet. We called him from the right side of Mt. Sinai, and We drew him near to entrust a secret. And We gave him, out of our mercy, his brother Aaron, a prophet. [19: 51,52,53]

Hadith of the Day:
Backbiting is worse than unlawful intercourse. [Bayhaqi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Steeped in error is he who can find time to seek out the faults of others. He whose thoughts are vile and low can have nothing but the worst opinion of others. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Fitness and Health: Fitness and health are related to everything we do, think and feel. Thus what we are calling Ultimate Fitness has less to do with running a 2:30 marathon than living a good life.

Follow a regular practice. People embarking on any type of change can gain stability and comfort through practicing some worthwhile activity on a more or less regular basis, not so much for the sake of achieving an external goal as simply for its own sake. Practice is a habit, and any regular practice provides a sort of underlying homeostasis, a stable base during the instability of change.

Dedicate yourself to lifelong learning. We tend to forget that learning is much more than book learning. To learn is to change. Education, whether it involves books, body, or behavior, is a process that changes the learner. It doesn't have to end at college graduation or at age forty or sixty or eighty, and the best learning of all involves learning how to learn--that is, to change. The lifelong learner is essentially one who has learned to deal with homeostasis, simply because he or she is doing it all the time. Lifelong learning is the special province of those who travel the path of mastery, the path that never ends. [Mastery--the key to success and long-term fulfillment by George Leonard]

Food for Thought:
The capacity to care is the thing that gives life its deepest meaning and significance. Blessed are those that can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

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