Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
God is the one who has sent the messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth, that he may proclaim it over all religions. And God is sufficient for a witness. [48: 28]

Hadith of the Day:
Concealed charity and kindness to relatives are acts through which Allah's wrath in this life and the Hereafter is assuaged. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
And love your Lord by serving Him.
For lovers are but servants of the Beloved. [A Poet]

Guidance of the Day:
Eric Butterworth describes the two different types of relationships in a very neat way: In one relationship we are hypnotized staring moodily into each other's eyes; in the other we stand together, hand in hand, looking out the window onto the great panorama of life. In the first, we have made gods of each other; in the second, we rejoice together in acknowledging the One God. In the first, we have narrowed down our source of happiness to one little person; in the second, we remain open to the fulfillment that all of life can offer to us.

The relationships that work are those in which partners seek to serve and support each other with encouragement and confidence; where the partners refrain from making demands upon each other; and where the individual creativity of each person is honored and encouraged. More important, the relationships that have God at their center, or that have at least some kind of commitment to a higher purpose than to fulfill each other's fantasies, are the ones that are the strongest. People with individual spiritual foundations create marriages with strong spiritual foundations. Anything that is dedicated to the ideals of Godliness works. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Happiness doesn't come from doing easy work but from the after glow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It is not a day when you lounge around doing nothing, it's when you have had everything to do and you have done it.

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