Ayahs of the Day:
As for the one who is given his record behind his back, he will cry for destruction as he roasts in a blaze for he used to be happy among his people: he assumed he'd never return. But no, his Lord was watching him. So I swear by the evening glow and the night and what it envelops and the moon when it's full -- you will surely mount from one level to another. [84: 10 to 19]
Hadith of the Day:
No one is truly faithful unless truth enters his heart, and truth does not penetrate the heart unless the tongue is truthful. [Ahmad]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Happy the man who freed himself from his "self" and united himself with the Infinite. When you sought refuge in the Qur'an of God, you mingled yourself with the essence of the prophets. The Qur'an is a narrative of the states of the prophets who glory in the blessed ocean of His majesty. [Mawlana Rumi]
Guidance of the Day:
Keep good company. Most people acknowledge the fact that we are affected positively and negatively by the people we spend the most time around. Kids are affected by their parents and vice versa, and spouses are affected by one another, as are siblings. We are all affected by the people we work with and by our friends and neighbors.
There are times, of course, when we have little or no control over who we spend our time with -- at work, for example. In these instances, it's often the case that we simply have to make the best of it. The same is sometimes true with certain family members. You spend time with them not only because you love them, but simply because they are family -- you have no acceptable alternative.
There are other times, however, when we have absolute control over who we spend our time with. For example, our friends and people we invite into our homes and talk with on the telephone. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
Prayer is the spiritual gymnasium in which we exercise and practice Godliness. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education. The highest prayer is not one of faith merely; it is demonstration. Such prayer heals sickness, and must destroy sin.