Ayahs of the Day:
The sinners used to laugh at the believers, winking at each other when they passed them; and when they went back to their families they'd return jesting: and whenever they saw them they'd say, "They are sure misguided!" But they were not sent to be guards over them. And on this day the believers will laugh at the scoffers, observing from atop thrones; aren't the scoffers to be paid for what they have been doing? [83: 29 to 36]
Hadith of the Day:
All people pass a test in their life. The test of my people is what they do with the goods of this world. [Tirmidhi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The one who takes his wealth from unlawful means is deprived in trusting in Allah. [Abdullah ibn Mubarak]
Guidance of the Day:
Interestingly enough, this movement toward a slightly simpler life is not limited to the superwealthy. Instead, its wisdom is seen by a wide range of people from vastly different economic circumstances. Sometimes, simplifying your life can involve major shifts like choosing to live in a smaller, less expensive apartment rather than struggling to pay for a larger one. This decision can make your life less stressful because it will be far easier to pay your rent.
Other common decisions involve things like eating more simply, sharing and passing the clothes to others, or saying no to more opportunities to do things. The idea, of course, is to make decisions that enhance your life in the sense of making it a little easier, a little less complicated. I know a number of people with very limited incomes who have chosen to embrace this philosophy, and in every case, they claim it has paid handsome personal dividends. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
Anger begins in folly, and ends with repentance. An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason. The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Anybody can become angry -- that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way -- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy -- but that is what everyone should strive for.