Ayahs of the Day:
Avoid those who turn away from Our remembrance and want nothing but the life of the world. That is the extent of their knowledge. It is your Lord who knows best who has strayed from the sacred path; and God knows best who accepts guidance. [53: 29,30]
Hadith of the Day:
Many among those whose hair are disheveled and bodies covered with dust and who are pushed away from the door (due to their apparent wretchedness) occupy such lofty place in the sight of the Lord, that if they vow in the name of Allah, Allah will fulfill their vow. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
There is no Hajj nor guarding the enemy lines and no Jihad which is more difficult than restraining the tongue. [Fudhail ibn Iyaadh]
Guidance of the Day:
We can choose not to suffer. Hurt is inevitable----suffering is not. Life hurts. Fate shows us many different kinds of curves. In a full life we are presented with tough tests: crises and obstacles, pain and hardships, failures and tragedies. For all of us, the journey through life is full of changes and surprises. Few of us find the way smooth and easy. How we experience our own journey is up to us, for we can choose to view life either as a challenge and an opportunity or as a predicament.
We hurt. The human heart is very sensitive. It is natural to feel sad, to be angry, disappointed, or discouraged. The problem is not that we hurt but that our hurt continues so long after events occur. Suffering is extended hurt. Suffering is the persistence of painful feelings long after they were provoked. Just because suffering is common among us does not mean that it is necessary, and yet we often suffer because we do not know what else to do. [Judy Tatelbaum, You Don't Have to Suffer]
Food for Thought:
Education has produced vast population able to read, but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of life, the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure.