Friday, February 13, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
O humankind, We created you from a male and a female, and We made you races and tribes for you to get to know each other. The most noble of you in the sight of God are those of you who are most conscientious. And God is omniscient, fully aware. [49: 13]

Hadith of the Day:
Blessed is the man whom God has made a key for the good and a lock for evil. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
You must realize that in every moment there is a claim of servanthood upon you from God, a claim demanded from you by command of divine lordship. The servant is held totally accountable for this and is answerable for it and for every moment's breath that has been given to the servant in trust. [Shaykh Abul Hasan al Shadhili]

Guidance of the Day:
My thanksgiving list concludes with any abilities or skills that God gave me to be creative and expressive, and through which I can make some kind of contribution to the world. As I finish writing, I am always amazed at the length of the list, and I always feel a little foolish at not having recognized the abundance in my life.

The people who are successful are those who are grateful for everything they have. Those who complain, whine, or fight life cannot in this consciousness be successful, for in their negation they lose their creative energy and cut themselves off from any possibilities of abundance that are flowing their way. Giving thanks for what we do have always opens up the door for more to come, and ungratefulness always closes it. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.

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