Wednesday, January 07, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
The life of the world is but a game, a diversion: but if you have faith and are conscientious, God will give you your reward and won't ask you for your belongings. If God asked you for them, importuning you, you would try to withhold, and it would bring out your ill-feelings. [47: 36, 37]

Hadith of the Day:
If you guard your chastity, Allah will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgment. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Beneficial knowledge is that which reduces your desire for this world, increases your longing for the next world, and opens your spiritual insight to the disastrous defects of your actions so you can avoid them. [Shaykh Hamza Karamali]

Guidance of the Day:
There is no more fruitful avenue of spiritual growth than that of transforming painful relationships into rewarding ones. In our relationships with other persons, we are actually looking at the dynamics of our inner self, in a form we can see in the outer world. When we heal our relationships we heal ourselves.

The key to healing in relationships is forgiveness. The power of forgiveness is far greater than any tool or weapon known to man. Forgiveness is letting go of ideas of sin, guilt, and evil. When we forgive another, we free not only them, but ourselves, as well. Anger, bitterness, and resentment take their toll on he or she who would hold onto such negation. When we let go of judgments and bitterness, we remove from our shoulders and hearts a heavy load of pain. We must let go of the resentment for our own good. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Religion does not occupy any one part of man's life. It is the reaction of a man's whole being to his object of highest loyalty. Religion must be felt and thought. It must be lived out; it must translate itself into action. Religion is not a segment of life, nor is it connected with any one time or place. It is not just ritual ceremony, doctrines, or the place of worship, even though these may all be aids in stimulating it.

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