Monday, October 29, 2007


Ayahs of the Day:
As for those who recite the Book of God and celebrate prayer and give of what We have provided them, secretly and openly, then intend an exchange that will not be fruitless, as God will pay them their due and more, from the bounty divine, for God is most forgiving, more appreciative. [35: 29,30]

Hadith of the Day:
The one who gambles is revolting against God and His messenger. It is as if his hands are covered by the guts and blood of swine. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Make mankind's looking at you disappear by being content with God's looking at you! Slip away from their approach to you by contemplating His approach to you! [Ibn Ata'Illah]

Guidance of the Day:
Rhythm or no rhythm, life isn't always easy. Sometimes I find myself desirously happy. Life isn't always lived on the mountain tops of the world. Sometimes we find ourselves in the valleys of fear and doubt or in the abyss of suffering and loneliness. At those times it is easy to become discouraged, to abandon the way, to let the critics get you down.

Everything in life requires courage. Whether it is playing football or coaching football; starting a new business, battling a potentially fatal disease, getting married, struggling to overcome an addiction, or coming humbly before your God in prayer----life takes courage. Courage is essential to the human experience. Courage animates us, brings us to life, and makes everything else possible. Yet courage is the rarest quality in a human person. Be certain of one thing: The measure of your life will be the measure of your courage. [Kelly, The Rhythm of Life]

Food for Thought:
The decision to do right lives fresh and fragrant in our memory. It is a story we will be proud to tell our friends and grandchildren. When deed speaks, words are nothing. A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

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