Friday, September 24, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
By the sky and the wayfarer: and what will let you know what the Wayfarer is? The penetrating star. There is no soul without a guardian over it. Now let man consider from what he was created: he was created from a liquid pouring forth, issuing from between the loins and the chest. Surely God is capable of restoring him the day that secrets will be known by trial and he will have no power and helper. [86: 1 to 10]

Hadith of the Day:
Surely you are no better than the one whose skin is black or red. It is only the one who is more righteous who is better than others. [Ahmad]

Wise Quote of the Day:
How can the laws of nature be ruptured for you so that miracles result, while you, for your part, have yet to rupture your bad habits? [Ibn Ata'Allah]

Guidance of the Day:
Don't let money get you down. Most of us don't feel as though we have enough money to do the things we would really like to do -- travel, fix up our homes, or buy the things we want or need. To a large degree, the way we choose to look at this issue will affect the overall quality of our life at home. Whenever we think more of what we don't have or can't do than about what we do have or can do, we create a gap between what we have and what we want. So often, this gap is the source of a great deal of stress.

You can eliminate this source of stress by making the decision to stop using a lack of money to justify your unhappiness or boredom. This doesn't mean that you don't want or deserve more -- or that you shouldn't try to get more. It merely suggests that, in the meantime, you enjoy as much as possible that which you already have. You may be surprised. If you put more attention on what you can do than what you can't do, one thing's for sure -- you are going to have a lot more fun. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
Every morning puts man on trial and each evening passes judgment. We should every night call ourselves to an account -- What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptations resisted? What virtue acquired? One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before you go to bed.

I never saw anyone as just as the world. As long as you pursue the world it will pursue you, but when you turn away from it and seek God, it will leave you alone and its glamor shall no longer fascinate you. [Al Hujwiri]

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