Monday, October 15, 2007


Ayah of the Day:
God makes the night enter the day, and makes the day enter the night; and has subjected the sun and the moon, each running for a definite term. That is God for you, your Lord, to whom the dominion belongs; and those others to whom you pray instead haven't the slightest power. [35: 13]

Hadith of the Day:
I forbid you to wish for death when a catastrophe befalls you. If you are totally desperate, pray not for death, but ask Allah to make you live as long as He esteems it is good for you and to take you to Himself when it is best for you. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Fight against the ego with the four swords of training: eat little, sleep little, speak little, and be patient when people harm you. Then the ego will walk the paths of obedience, like a fleeting horseman in the field of battle. [Yahya ibn Mu'adh al Razi]

Guidance of the Day:
They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn. But the darkest hour gives birth to the greatest children of light. From the dark hours of history are born legends, heroes, champions, prophets, sages, leaders, stars, great teachers, and saints. The future will be what we make of it. Leadership is not an elite class. It is a role each of us is born into. It is a position of influence. Granted, some people exert more influence than others, but all of us exert some, and by our influence, people's lives are touched. People hear what you say, and they listen, and they are affected. People watch how you live, and they learn, and they are influenced.

Do not be afraid. Dare to live the life most people only fantasize about! Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. Life is not a popularity contest. Those who wish to be free from criticism inevitably end up doing nothing worthwhile. Do the very best you know how-------the best you can; and mean to keep doing so until the end. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]

Food for Thought:
The real essence of work is concentrated energy. Do whatever you do intensely. The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.
Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it.

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