Ayahs of the Day:
Haven't they observed the sky above them, how We have constructed it and adorned it, without any gap in it? And the earth-----We lay it out, and set on it mountains, and made every beautiful species grow there, as enlightenment and reminder for every repentant devotee. [50: 6,7,8]
Hadith of the Day:
The best (person) is the one who pays the rights of others generously. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Let whoever wishes to reach God the Exalted first enter from the gates of all gates, which is repentance. This is the first gate to be crossed by the servant when he seeks to enter the presence of nearness to the Exaltation of the Lord. [Shaykh Abdul Khaliq al- Shabrawi]
Guidance of the Day:
The more we appreciate, the more we will find to appreciate. "To him that has, more shall be given." This can work both ways. Just as blessing a situation brings freedom, cursing it brings bondage. The more we rail against a problem in our lives, the more pain it will bring us. Cursing a person or event is denying the God that lives within them, and until we recognize the inner Light there, the situation will remain a curse to us.
Just as it is not in our power to really add blessing to anything, neither is it in our power to curse anything. All we can do in condemning anything is to uphold and increase our own sense of separation and loneliness, which is the soul root of our desire to curse anything. Lack of appreciation is simply a matter of limited seeing. We do not need to create anything new; we need only to see the whole picture of what we already have. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Things don't change, we change. If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow we aren't really living. If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude, don't complain. The only human institution that rejects change is the cemetery.