Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Ayah of the Day:
When trouble afflicts man, he calls to his Lord, turning repentant to God. Then when god bestows favors on man, he forgets who he called to before, imputing peers to God, deflecting from the way of God. Say, "Enjoy your ingratitude a bit; for you'll be among inmates of the fire." [39: 8]

Hadith of the Day:
Glad tidings to the one busied by his own faults from the faults of others. [Bazzaz]

Wise Quote of the Day:
If you want pleasure, delight, happiness, and ease in this world, make do what is licit. That is sufficient for your enjoyment. [Said Nursi]

Guidance of the Day:
We cannot be a "victim of circumstances," for it is none other than we who have brought about the circumstances in our lives upon which we would like to blame our unhappiness. We have attracted to us, for better or for worse, the conditions that were born of our very thoughts. The lessons of attraction demonstrate that our thoughts do make a difference in how our life turns out.

Where we are now is always a result of what we have thought, and where we will be, will be a result of what we think now. If we wish to find ourselves in a state of success, it will not be by accident; it will be only by our drawing success to us by thinking successful thoughts. By the same rule, we can condemn ourselves to failure by concentrating now on what is wrong. The way of conditions is prepared by ideas. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Every noble work is at first impossible. Every man is guilty of all good that he did not do. Every where in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do. A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.

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