Ayahs of the Day:
On the earth are signs for those with certainty in faith, and in your selves; so don't you see? And in the sky is sustenance for you, and what you are promised. So by the Lord of the sky and the earth, this is truth, like the fact that you can speak. [51: 20 to 23]
Hadith of the Day:
Remain conscious of Allah and fear Him wherever you are. And follow a bad deed with a good deed which will wipe it out, and behave well towards people. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
What keeps ego weak and obedient is applying learning and knowledge in good actions; being aware of one's state; meditating upon causes and effects; appreciating the gifts bestowed by good character; and listening to the advice of others engaged in the same pursuit. [Imam Birgivi]
Guidance of the Day:
Each of us is a force field that creates and shapes all that is around us. One thought of love from the center of your mind spreads like ripples throughout the universe and touches everything, everywhere, with love. We are all connected to everything. Each of your thoughts and actions has a profound effect on all. I cannot underestimate my relationship with the whole of creation, for I am deeply connected with all that I see.
It has also been said that "you only see yourself." If, then, we want to see a new world in a new and beautiful way, we must first cultivate love and beauty within ourselves. If we send thoughts of anger and bitterness to those who pollute the earth with smoke and chemicals, we are poisoning the atmosphere with our thoughts. Hating anyone has never done anyone any good, and it certainly has not brought any more peace to the world. [Cohen, The Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore]
Food for Thought:
A sinful heart makes feeble hand. Our outward act is prompted from within, and from the sinner's mind proceeds the sin. It is as supreme folly to talk of a little sin as it would be to talk of a small Decalogue that forbids it, or a diminutive God that hates it, or a shallow hell that will punish it. A sin confessed is half forgiven.