Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
But you prefer the life of the world though the hereafter is better and more lasting. This is, indeed, in the earlier books, in the books of Abraham and Moses. [87: 16 to 19]

Hadith of the Day:
Worldly things are sweet and seemingly, whoever takes them with permission will find them blessed, while whoever takes them with avidness shall not find any blessings in them and will be like those who eat and yet are not satiated. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
There are four characteristics that if one possesses them, Allah protects him from Satan: the one who controls himself in a state of craving, fearing, desiring (or lusting) and being angry. [Hasan al-Basri]

Guidance of the Day:
When you put a ceiling on your desires, what you are doing is reminding yourself that you can be happy -- now-- before you get everything you think you want and need. It also reminds you of the trap of never-ending desires, which encourages you to focus more on what you have and less on what you want, which is the basis of gratitude. And gratitude leads to happiness and contentment. A ceiling is a self-imposed, casual, flexible, nonlegal binding agreement you have with yourself that you won't spend your life always wanting life to be better!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with improving your standard of living, buying a new outfit, or moving to a larger apartment, or whatever. It's desirable to always do your best and to always be attempting to do even better. Again, however, there's an enormous distinction between doing your best and always demanding that life be better than it already is, or having a prerequisite that things be different or better before you allow yourself to feel satisfied -- with your life or with other people. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
Prayer is the soul getting into contact with the God in Whom it believes. Prayer is a cry of hope. He who prays without confidence cannot hope that his prayers will be granted. Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.

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