Ayahs of the Day:
The Benevolent One taught the Recital, created man, taught him expression. The sun and the moon follow calculated courses, and the trees and the grasses bow down. The Benevolent One has raised the sky, and set the balance, so you would not overstep balance. So establish weight justly, not letting the balance give short measure. [55:1 to 9]
Hadith of the Day:
God does not look at your physical forms, or your wealth. Rather, He looks at your deeds and your hearts. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Bear in mind that those who carry others' secrets to you might bear yours to others. Do not give such tactless people any chance to learn even the smallest details of your private concerns. [Fethullah Gulen]
Guidance of the Day:
It is when we don't let hurt go that the results are tragic. We allow hurt to influence us very deeply, sometimes for the rest of our lives. Because we often believe that the past damage done to us is irreparable, we allow hurts to color our future, often disadvantageously. We act in self-defeating ways to protect ourselves. We make stringent rules about how we are going to respond to people and relationships from now on, and these self-imposed rules may have an impact on the rest of our lives.
Our rules often begin with the words "I will never again." Then we do things like never again loving or giving or sharing ourselves intimately or asking for anything. Unknowingly, one single hurtful incident can become the basis for how we operate all the rest of our lives. We often make decisions that have an impact on us for years based on one hurtful moment, decisions that become our own destructive self-fulfilling prophesies. [Judy Tatelbaum, You Don't Have to Suffer]
Food for Thought:
Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten. Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Anger is a killing thing. It kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before, it takes something from him.