Thursday, May 15, 2008


Ayahs of the Day:
God is the one who made domestic animals for you, so you could ride some of them, and eat some of them-----and they have other uses for you-----that you may fulfill a need in your hearts through them; and you are carried on them, and on ships. And God shows you signs of the divine; now which signs of God do you deny? [40: 79,80,81]

Hadith of the Day:
What do I have to do with this worldly life? I and this worldly life are but like a traveler who stopped for a little while under a tree to get some shade and then he moved on. [Ahmad & Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Love of God is to see what is good and beautiful in everything. It is to learn from everything, to see the gifts of God and the generosity of God in everything. It is to be thankful for all God's bounties. [Shaykh Muzaffer Ozak]

Guidance of the Day:
If we feel pain at the loss of a relationship in our lives, it is not due to the loss of the person's presence; it is due to our clinging. When we stop clinging, the pain ceases. God may have been responsible for the loss, but we are responsible for the pain. This may sound stark, but it is true. In the long run, we are much better off for letting go. Is it not better to be free and happy than to be attached and in pain?

When a relationship ends, it is an opportunity to apply the principle of "Let go and let God." This means to accept that God is working for our highest good, and never against us. He would not stop this reason unless He had a good reason, and that this ending is really a beginning. Perhaps there is something or someone better in store. Perhaps we have given and shared and learned all that we could, for the time being, and now it's time to grow into a new and a better space. That has to be the way it is; God wouldn't make a mistake with His child's life. We must release the old to make room for the new. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided. The best thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost look as much like home as we can. There is no quality of human nature so nearly royal as the ability to yield gracefully.

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