Thursday, January 22, 2009


Ayah of the Day:
Muhammad is the messenger of God, and those who are with him are strong against unbelievers and compassionate among themselves. You see them bowing and prostrating themselves, seeking grace from God, and acceptance. Their mark is on their faces, from the traces of their prostration. That is their model in the Torah, and their model in the Gospel, like a seed that sprouts its shoot, and makes it strong and sturdy so it stands upright on its stem, delighting the ones who sow, incensing the unbelievers at them. God has promised those of them who have faith and do good works forgiveness and a tremendous reward. [48: 29]

Hadith of the Day:
Give the sadaqa without delay for it stands in the way of calamity. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Engage yourself not in speech either with the learned or the fool. For the former is likely to defeat you, and the latter is likely to abuse you. [Ibn Abbas radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Can we heal a relationship that has not been based on these ideals of Godliness? Yes, we certainly can. In fact, many of the strongest and most rewarding relationships are those that have been transformed. As we begin to allow God into our lives, we find the strength and the wisdom to create peace and harmony where there once seemed to be none. We discover new ways to give love, and, to our happy surprise, the love and the freedom that we give another to grow and expand are returned to us many times over.

If we truly want to enjoy fulfilling relationships in marriage, with our children, or in the office, we must be willing to be big enough to give love before we receive it. We must not allow our actions or attitudes toward others to depend on theirs toward us. We must have the faith to see a possibility for goodness in another, though they recognize it not themselves. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
God has editing rights over our prayers. He will .... edit them, correct them, bring them in line with His will and then hand them back to us to be resubmitted. God answers all true prayer, either in kind or in kindness. The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.

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