Thursday, July 02, 2009


Ayahs of the Day:
Now if he (the dying person) was one of the closest to God, there will be merciful rest and sweet sustenance, and a garden of happiness. And if he was one of the company of the right, there will be "peace to you" from the companions of the right. But if he was one of the wayward who repudiate truth as false, there will be a welcome of boiling water and burning in a blaze. This is the certain truth; so celebrate the name of your Lord, the Sublime. [56: 88 to 96]

Hadith of the Day:
If you see earthly passions being obeyed, niggardliness holding sway, this temporal world being given preference, and everyone admiring their own opinion, you should keep to your own private affair. [Tirmidhi & Abu Dawud]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Learn when to speak and when to keep quiet, consider the effects of your actions and words, and pray to your Lord to protect you from all that leads to faithlessness. [Imam Birgivi]

Guidance of the Day:
Our freedom from suffering would expand immeasurably if we would learn to live in a continuous state of forgiveness with ourselves and those around us. Since it is likely that we will always make mistakes, it would help for us to learn to quickly forgive and forget. How satisfying our relationships could be if we were always willing to forgive!

Mastering forgiveness takes awareness and time, even daily, to forgive everyone who comes to mind, past or present, and to forgive ourselves every mistake, flaw, grudge, guilty feeling, or negative thought. We can do it! We can remind ourselves by practicing saying words of forgiveness aloud and with feeling over and over, such as, "I forgive myself. I forgive others. I am forgiven." Remember, forgiveness is the most powerful tool we have for transforming ourselves and our lives. Many of us have experienced the kind of transformation. Let's forgive ourselves and everyone else around us for anything and everything, for therein lies the promise of a rich and satisfying life. [Tatelbaum, You Don't Have to Suffer]

Food for Thought:
Be great in act, as you have been in thought. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul. The strength of the soul grows in proportion as you subdue the flesh. Laws control the lesser man, right conduct control the greater one.

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