Thursday, August 19, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
Now what is the matter with them that they don't believe, and do not bow when the Qur'an is recited to them? Instead those who scoff repudiate truth; but God knows best what they keep inside. So inform them of a painful penalty, except those who believe and do the right things; for them there is a reward without diminution. [84: 20 to 25]

Hadith of the Day:
For whoever Allah desires good, He gives him understanding of the religion -- and, verily, knowledge comes through learning. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and once gone, can never be retrieved. [Imam al-Ghazali]

Guidance of the Day:
Your time and energy are among your most precious and important assets. Therefore it's extremely important to make wise and well-thought-out choices about who you spend your time with. Do you spend time with people who are truly nourishing to you (and your family), or do you choose your company much more randomly? Is the person you are with helping you to grow? Is he or she a person you admire and respect? Do you nourish one another? Do you share similar values? If not, it doesn't mean you can't still be friends, only that you might want to make a decision to spend less time with that person, which will create the time and space to meet new people or to spend more time alone.

This suggestion has nothing to do with making judgments about other people. If you determine that there are people you'd rather not spend so much time with, it doesn't mean that you don't respect and honor them or that you don't think they are terrific people. It also doesn't mean that you think you are any better than them or that they don't have wonderful qualities. It simply means that, all things considered, you'd rather spend your available time either by yourself or with someone else. Keep in mind that each of us has only a certain amount of time to spend with other people, probably far less than we would like. It's up to us to make the best choices we can. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. If God slams one door, further down the corridor another will be opened. Being tough isn't being rough or rude but having the strength to meet any situation with an inner resource. Believe in yourself and see yourself as tough and able. You can if you think you can. Every time you think you can't, remove the t and you can. Then use that t to get tough.

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