Friday, December 07, 2007


Ayahs of the Day:
That day We'll seal their mouths, while their hands will speak to Us, and their feet will testify to what they did. Yet if We wished We would have erased their eyesight; then even if they raced for the path, how could they see? And if We wished, We would have transmuted them right where they were, so they could neither go on nor go back. [36: 65,66,67]

Hadith of the Day:
Whoever has the means to carry himself to the House of God in Mecca and does not perform the obligatory pilgrimage is indistinguishable from a Jew or a Christian when he leaves this world. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Everything you do in this world with the intention of acquiring worldly gain is reproachable, every deed discharged with the purpose of gaining in the Hereafter does not belong to this world. [Abu Sufyan al Re'einy]

Guidance of the Day:
Do not invest your happiness in the outside world, which is constantly changing and can never bring you real peace. Why not place your happiness in God, the unchanging, Who will never let you down? Though we may not be physically paralyzed, we paralyze ourselves with mad ideas of experiences, people, and objects that we believe we need to keep us happy, and then we 'lean out' on them in a false dependence that only keeps us sedated into believing that we are less than we are

All life has in it the potential to bring suffering; when we give up craving, or attachment, then and only then does the pain stop. We must be brutally honest with ourselves in assessing what brings happiness and what brings sadness in our lives. We must clearly discern between fleeting happiness and real happiness. People, objects, and experiences can make us "high," but the high is not whole, because we believe that it is the thing that has given it to us. We would give God's power to a thing. If we believe that someone or something can give us God from outside, we have denied that He is already inside. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Don't hurry, don't worry. You are only here for a short visit. Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

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