Ayahs of the Day:
I swear by the setting of the stars---and this is a tremendous oath, if you only knew----that this is a noble Recital, in a well-kept Book which none are to touch but those who are clean, a revelation from the Lord of the universe. So are you glossing over this message? And are you making your living by repudiating it? Then why when a person breathes his last while you are looking on----though We are closer to him than you, even if you do not see-----why then, if you are not under obligation, don't you revive him, if you are truthful? [56: 75 to 87]
Hadith of the Day:
Indeed the (earthly) world is cursed, cursed is everything therein except the remembrance of God and whatever is consistent therewith as well as the scholar and the student (of the sacred law) [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The outward appearance of an angry person is ugly enough, yet his inner appearance is even uglier. [Abdul Khalil Shabrawi]
Guidance of the Day:
Ongoing forgiveness is a good habit to learn, but we may not know how to do so. Primarily, forgiveness takes the willingness to let go and forget for always. We need to be willing to let go of attitudes, opinions, and feelings instead of hanging on being "right." We need to stop being caught up in our own narrow perspective and have compassion. We may never "like" the deed that occurred, but we can learn to accept it.
Taking an honest look will probably reveal incidents or qualities in ourselves or others that we find difficult to accept or forgive. Usually we gloss over and ignore how unforgiving we can be, for lack of forgiveness can become an entrenched habit. Living in a state of forgiveness is rare for most of us, but it can be done. We will always have reactions to people and circumstances, but our power is in how quickly we can let go of these reactions. Learning to forgive ourselves and others ongoingly frees up our lives and relationships. [Tatelbaum, You Don't Have to Suffer]
Food for Thought:
Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last awakening. If you expect death as a friend, prepare to entertain him; if as an enemy, prepare to overcome him.----Death has no advantage except when he comes as a stranger. Be a good cheer about death, and know this of a truth, that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.