Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
And to God belongs what is in the heavens and what is on earth, that God may requite those who have done evil for what they have done, and reward those who have done good with what is best. To those who avoid serious sins and vile acts, discounting minor derangement, your Lord is indeed extensive in forgiveness. God knew you best on producing you from the earth, and when you were covered in your mothers' wombs. So don't try to justify yourselves; God knows best who is conscientious. [53: 31,32]

Hadith of the Day:
Nothing afflicts the Muslim, neither fatigue, pain, anxiety, sadness, injury, nor grief, even the pricking of a thorn, except for that which God expiates some of his sins. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Suffice it as a recompense to you for obedience that He has judged you worthy of obedience. [Ibn Ata'Allah]

Guidance of the Day:
We perpetuate our own suffering. Although we usually believe that our circumstances, such as our tragedies or disappointments, cause our suffering, that is not true. Suffering is not implicit in circumstances, any kind of circumstances, but rather in the way we view and respond to the circumstances in our lives. This is evident in how different people react to similar events, as not every one of us suffers or responds identically.

Though we may not always be able to avoid pain, we can choose how much we suffer. Unfortunately, we often feel powerless over our suffering. Thinking we have no other choice, we get "stuck" in pain and stay there much too long. We do not have to prolong suffering. We can set a time limit, rather than waiting and hoping for our distress to diminish magically or disappear of its own accord. We have to take responsibility for ending our own suffering. [Judy Tatelbaum, You Don't Have to Suffer]

Food for Thought:
The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live. Be kind, give in sometimes, and help others. Don't be or create a problem, solve one instead. You have not fulfilled every duty, unless you have fulfilled that of being pleasant. Travel with a light heart and a treasure chest full of love, and your journey will be much easier.

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