Ayahs of the Day:
By the pen, and what they write, you (O Prophet) are not, by the grace of your Lord, insane: in fact, there is an unending reward for you, and you do indeed have a strong character. So you will see and they will see which of you is demented. It is your Lord who knows best who has strayed from the path, and knows best who is guided. [68: 1 to 7]
Hadith of the Day:
Allah the Almighty has said: "The most enviable of my friends is a believer with little property who finds pleasure in prayer, who performs the worship of his Lord, well, who obeys Him in secret, who is obscure among men, who is not pointed out by people, and whose provision is base sufficiency with which he is content." [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The spiritual warrior is the one who breaks an idol, and the idol of each person is his ego. [Al-Qushayri]
Guidance of the Day:
You must be of good counsel to all Muslims. The highest point of this is that you conceal nothing from them which if made known would result in good or preserve from something evil. The Prophet has said, may blessings and peace be upon him: 'Religion is good counsel.' Part of this is to support a Muslim in his absence as you would in his presence, and not to give him more verbal signs of affection than you have for him in your heart. It is also part of this that the correct course does not lie in that which he is inclined to do, you should tell him so.
The absence of good counsel is indicated by the presence of envy of the favors God has given other Muslims. The origin of such envy is that you find it intolerable that God has granted one of His servants a good thing, whether of religion or of the world. The utmost limit of envy is to wish that he be deprived of it. It has been handed down that 'envy consumes good deeds just as fire consumes dry wood.' The envious man is objecting to God's management of His Dominion, as if he were saying: 'O Lord! You have put Your favors where they do not belong.' [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]
Food for Thought:
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will create the fact. The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. People living deeply have no fear of death. There is no wealth but life. Wars and elections are too small to matter in the long run, the daily work that goes on-----it adds up.