Monday, November 19, 2007


Ayahs of the Day:
Alas for mortals----no messenger ever comes to them but they ridicule him. Haven't they seen how many generations We destroyed before them, that they won't return to them? But every one will be brought before Us when all are gathered together. [36: 30,31,32]

Hadith of the Day:
A good friend is like someone who is carrying a load of musk, if you are close to the one who is carrying the load of musk, he may give you or sell you musk; or at least you will smell the perfume coming from him. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
He who knows God comtemplates Him in everything. He who is extenguished by Him is absent from everything. He who loves Him prefers nothing to Him. [Ibn Ata'Illah]

Guidance of the Day:
When we see life in clear focus, it is always giving us enough. We have to get our minds tuned into contentment, even work at it a little bit, to win at the game of living. It's not so much what we do counts, but what we think about what we do. We can take any seeming failure, and find some way to turn it into success. When we dig deeply enough into our own lot, we find that we are well taken care of. We must learn to distinguish between needs and desires. Our needs are so simple. How free are the birds who need so little and yet soar so high. It is only when we think that we need more than we do that we lose sight of our aspirations.

We have ideas, concepts, and opinions about how things would be better if we had this or that, or if we were there instead of here. Often, however, our ticket to satisfaction is in mastering the job at hand. If we do well with what we have, we do not need to figure out how to advance; God, the best manager of all, will take care of us. It does not matter what you do. What does matter is that you do it the best. If you are a street sweeper, then be the best street sweeper that there ever was. Do your work with pride, and do it with dignity, and in so doing it, you will be doing it with greatness! [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Sometimes we have guides and teachers that help keep us on the path. At other times people and events lead us astray. But ultimately we all need to live like the horse and know our own way home. Where is your home? If you were a horse, and someone let go of your reins, where would you head?

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