Ayahs of the Day:
As for the conscientious, they will be in gardens with springs, receiving what their Lord has given them; for they used to do good before that. They used to sleep little at night and pray for forgiveness in the early morning hours, and with their goods were fair to the beggar and deprived. [51: 15 to 19]
Hadith of the Day:
Pay regular charity out of your property, for truly it is a purifier, be kind to your relatives, and acknowledge the rights of the poor, of your neighbors, and of those who ask for assistance. [Fiqh us Sunnah]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Fear not; water and fire will become your army. Did the sea not help Noah and Moses? Did it not seek vengeance upon their foes? Was not the fire a fortress for Abraham? Did it not raise the smoke of despair in the heart of Nimrod? [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
Those that we seek to change will be affected by what we are doing in such a way that they will experience that there is a better way than the way that they have been trying. Our friends in conflict may be inspired by our peaceful example, and the good feelings that they experience in our presence will encourage them to be that way, too. And even if they do not change, our job is to be peaceful anyway, so there is no question about what we need to do.
We need to live what we want to see. When we love ourselves, we are bringing love to the world. When we master our own lives, we are bringing mastery and harmony to all people. It is said that "it is easier to conquer a city than to conquer one's self." Find tranquility within yourself, and the world around you will become tranquil. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. You win the victory when you yield to friends. The way to make a true friend is to be one. Friendship implies loyalty, esteem, cordiality, sympathy, affection, readiness to aid, to help, to stick, to fight for, if need be.......Radiate friendship and it will return sevenfold.
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