Tuesday, August 05, 2008


Ayahs of the Day:
If God expanded provisions for mortals, they would surely act unjustly on earth; but God sends down what God wills in a measured way. For God is aware of all mortals and sees them. And it is God who sends down the rain after they have despaired, scattering divine mercy; for God is the Protector, the Praiseworthy. And among the signs of God is the creation of the heavens and the earth and the creatures propagated between them. And God can gather them all at will. [42: 27,28,29]

Hadith of the Day:
Allah has more right than one to be shy before Him than the people do. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Remembrance (dhikr) is the sign of the thankful believer. In this world the invokers face and heart are covered with beauty and happiness; and in the Hereafter his face is whiter and more luminous than the moon. [Ibn Ata'Allah]

Guidance of the Day:
God takes no joy in seeing His children suffer. We need to change the way we look at, or understand, adversity when it comes. Life takes on a new meaning when we see that it is not "out to get us," and that God is not our enemy, but our best------and only-----friend. Life's trials are the universe's way of lovingly teaching us valuable lessons that we need to learn--------the very reasons we have come to earth.

And so it is with the inner game of life. We want to grow; we want to improve our skills in life. To drift through life without challenges would be useless and boring. We would be like stagnant algae on a motionless lake. If you have mastered any art, sport, or field endeavor, you know the value of challenge, adversity, and discipline. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
The mind is its own place and in itself can make heaven of hell or a hell of heaven. You cannot control anything but your thoughts. So why not let go of trying to control what isn't yours to control to begin with.

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