Monday, September 13, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
As for those who tortured the believing men and believing women and never repented, there is the torment of hell for them, for them the torment of burning. As for those who believe and do the right things, there are gardens for them with streams flowing below; that is the great attainment. [85: 10,11]

Hadith of the Day:
God Almighty does not pay greater attention than when He hears His words in the Qur'an beautifully recited. [Bukhari]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Reckon yourself before you are reckoned and weigh yourself before you are weighed. [Omar radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Set a good example. Whether you have children or not, this strategy is important one to keep in mind. The truth is, we are setting some kind of example, whether we know it or not. Our actions are seen by others and are factored into the consciousness of those around us. While any single action might not have much of an effect on another person, there is a cumulative effect. It's up to all of us to determine what type of example we want to set -- loving, positive, and helpful; or lazy, apathetic, and selfish.

The decision to set a good example in as many aspects of life as possible helps guide your behavior and your reactions to stress. I try, for example, not to get too uptight in traffic and while waiting in long lines. I do this not only because it's a less stressful way to experience life but also because I wish to send a message to those around me that life doesn't have to be perfect in order to be happy and peaceful.

Take a look at the examples you are setting for those around you. Are they the examples you wish to send -- or would you rather be sending different types? Whatever your answer, this is an important question to ask yourself. It can help you make behavioral and attitudinal adjustments that will make your life less stressful and more meaningful to yourself and to those around you. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
To be satisfied with a little, is the greatest wisdom and he who increases in riches increases his cares, but a contented mind is a treasure hidden. Patience is the companion of wisdom. The doors of wisdom are never shut. In seeking wisdom you are wise, in imagining you have attained it, you are a fool.

1 comment:

samia said...

SubhanAllah Iffath aunty, when my Iman feels weak, I read your posts and I always find something that helps revive my Iman! jazakAllah! May Allah reward you for your efforts. thank you very much for these wonderful lessons!