Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
We did indeed create man and We know what his ego suggests; and We are closer to him than his jugular vein. Two observers are in attendance, sitting on the right and the left. No one utters a word without a ready observer there. [50: 16,17,18]

Hadith of the Day:
One who treads a path in search of (sacred) knowledge has his path to Paradise made easy by God. [Riyadh-us-Saliheen]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Attain to piety and purify your hearts. Save yourselves; do not be held back from divine mercy. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]

Guidance of the Day:
The recognition of delusion is a necessary step to the awakening to Truth. It takes honesty and courage to admit that we have strayed from the path. But it is a necessary admission. I must stand before God each night and see whether I have lived up to my highest ideals. Sometimes I do and too often I do not. But it is necessary for me to recognize both circumstances. I must ask God to show me what I am doing wrong, that I may correct it. Usually I do not like to hear it, but when I do, I am grateful.

We must scrutinize, with a clear mind, how we were really meant to live, as individuals and as the family of humankind. We may not like having to change, but a change of direction toward the Truth always brings a deep sense of peace within our heart, a fulfillment far deeper than the surface desires that seem to be satisfied with untruth. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]

Food for Thought:
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure. Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.

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