Ayahs of the Day:
The forces of the heavens and the earth belong to God, and God is Almighty, Supremely Wise. We sent you as a witness, a herald, and a warner, so that you all might believe in God and the messenger of God, honoring and revering God, and celebrating the praise of God morning and evening. [48: 7,8,9]
Hadith of the Day:
The worst evils in the eyes of Allah are: Hot temper and miserliness. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Just as you have surrendered to God oversight of the heavens and management of the earth, pass back to God your anxious concerns for your own personal existence. [Ibn Ata'Allah]
Guidance of the Day:
What, then, is marriage all about? What makes some marriages successful, and others fail? How do we know if our intended marriage will work? How can we save a marriage that is not working? Why is the divorce rate so high? These are questions that many of us have wrestled with, questions which have too often been answered through pain and hardship.
We might say that our motivation for entering into marriage or a relationship can be distilled to two basic dynamic attitudes: "I am going to get something from this person," or "I am going to share with this person." The first attitude leads only to pain; the second, to joy. The first is seeking to get; the second, to expand. Sharing works, taking doesn't. A house built upon sand cannot stand. The divorce rate affirms this parable. If the relationship is inaugurated on the foundation of celebration and overflow, we will receive many of the things that others marry in order to get, but they come as gifts, and joys, and not as a payoff. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
If the individual is to be happy, healthy, and prosperous, he must change from the Laws of the Mind (negative) to the Laws of the Soul (positive).
Laws of the Mind are: fear, worry, selfishness, vanity, anger, criticism, envy, greed, hypocrisy, prejudice, jealousy, and hate.
Laws of the Soul are: faith, hope, generosity, aspiration, patience, sympathy, goodness, kindness, courage, duty, and love.