Thursday, July 12, 2007


Ayah of the Day:
We have entrusted man with the care of his parents: his mother bore him, sapped and weakened, and his weaning takes two years: so be grateful to Me, and to your parents. The journey is to Me. [31: 14]

Hadith of the Day:
Learn to lock up your tongues in the prison of your mouths. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Through the remembrance of God your inward will be illuminated and you will achieve a degree of detachment from the world. [Mawlana Rumi]

Guidance of the Day:
Addictions drain us of our willpower and tend to make cowards of us. Some people are addicted to having the remote control in their hand when they are watching television. Take it away from them, and their reaction will have addiction written all over it. Some people cannot survive, they think, without coffee first thing in the morning. Others are addicted to having everything in their house, office, and car exactly in the right place and perfectly tidy. Others are addicted to cigarettes. The point is, we all have addictions. We all have habits that enslave us. There are areas in our lives that have become out of control. Areas in our lives where external realities or illusions determine how we act or what we do. We all have areas of our lives where we are not masters of ourselves.

In the beginning, we form our habits. After a while, they begin to form us. If we do not conquer our bad habits, sooner or later they conquer us. What areas of your life have become out of control? From time to time, we all have to wrestle with different things. What are we wrestling with? You had better get rid of it, or it is going to get rid of you. That is the very nature of addiction. You are not wrestling for a can of coke or a piece of chocolate; you are wrestling for your very self. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]

Food for Thought:
Don't be simply good; be good for something. Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. We ought to do good to others as simply and as naturally as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.

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