Thursday, September 14, 2006


Ayah of the Day:
It is not appropriate for the Benevolent One to beget a son: it is only a servant that every being in the heavens and on earth, without exception, comes to the Benevolent One, Who has counted and numbered them; and to whom each of them will come alone on the Day of Resurrection. As for those who believed and acted with integrity, the Benevolent One will give them love. [19: 92 to 96]

Hadith of the Day:
A (true) believer is he whom people trust with their lives and possessions. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Know that it is with ilm (knowledge) that you must speak, and that it is with hilm (forbearance) that you must remain silent. [Ali radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
We all live together at the same time on the same planet and all have the same problems whether we are rich or poor. We can laugh today and be sad tomorrow. One day tender hands caress and soothe our head, while on another day we may have a headache. All of life is a weaning process. The infant must be weaned from the breast that at one time gave it its complete nourishment. Then at another time it becomes a barrier to the hundreds of different tastes of food. So the child must be weaned. We must wean ourselves little by little. Wean those things out of our lives that are no longer useful. That have become meaningless. That have become like toys in our lives.

In each stage of our life there are things that may be good, but we must let go of them in order to gain and benefit from new foods that wait to nourish us. As an embryo, our nourishment was blood. Then it became milk, and then we took solid food. At the point we wean ourselves from solid food, we become interested in the hidden game. For us, the hidden game is Islam---submission to our Creator and helping His creation. Desire for this world closes the ear and self-interest closes the eye. Physical life is short, but the essence of life is long. What we need in this life is patience and resolve to live in accordance with the commandments of the Creator. And that is the supreme success. [When you hear hoof beats think of a zebra]

Food for Thought:
One has to be careful when having a direct and lasting effect on another person's negative emotions. An agreement may appear to be the most caring and loyal means of help, but in reality, it can work to the contrary as you reinforce the negative feelings.

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