Ayahs of the Day:
By the sky that revolves and the earth that opens this is indeed a discriminating word, and it is not spoken in jest. They are laying a plan, and I too am laying a plan: so give the scoffers time; ease up on them gently. [86: 11 to 17]
Hadith of the Day:
Three things are devastating: to believe in the good of avarice, to cater to one's lust, and to be an egoist. [Bayhaqi]
Wise Quote of the Day:
None in this age will amass wealth except those having five traits of character -- high hopes, abnormal greediness, excessive miserliness, lack of fearing Allah, and forgetfulness of the coming world. [Sufyan al-Thawri]
Guidance of the Day:
Start the day with love. Live the day with love. End the day with love. If any of us could master this strategy to its fullest, we would be among the great role models of humanity. Yet, as difficult as this strategy would be to master, it's worth every bit of effort you put into it.
Actually, the wisdom of this strategy is quite simple. The idea is to remind yourself frequently, throughout the day, of the importance of living your life with love as your absolute priority. Something magical happens to your life when nothing is seen as more important than love. "Small stuff" is kept in its proper perspective and consciousness opens to the beauty and joy of life. Our day-to-day living begins to take on an extraordinary quality and we begin to experience what's truly most important in life. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
How long, oh how long will it take us to learn that there are only two things in life that really count -- one is character and the other is human sympathy. Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart. The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best strength that he may be able to bear the burden.