Ayahs of the Day:
Some faces will be happy that day, satisfied with their endeavor, in a lofty garden, where they'll hear no nonsense. There will be a running spring there, there'll be elevated couches there, and cups set out and cushions arrayed and rich carpets spread. [88: 8 to 16]
Hadith of the Day:
No child can repay his father unless he finds him enslaved and then buys him and sets him free. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not ask one who flees from your requests, but instead, ask the One Who has ordered you to ask of Him. [Ibn al-Samaak]
Guidance of the Day:
Let them win an argument for a change. "Them" can be anyone -- your kids, spouse, friends, or roommates. The premise of this strategy is to show that it's no big deal to let someone else be "right" or to win the argument. In fact, it's a stress reducer. When someone else "wins," it doesn't mean you "lose." In fact, allowing someone else to feel as though he or she has been listened to with genuine respect is, in many instances, far more satisfying than trying to cram your point of view down someone else's throat -- or spending mental energy trying to convince someone else that you are right and that he or she is wrong.
The truth is, from the perspective of quality living, no one really wins an argument. When there is friction between people, the interaction is far from ideal. An argument is nothing more than two or more people trying to prove a position. Invariably, it leaves all parties feeling bad. In an argument, rarely does anyone listen or learn anything. Feelings of resentment, anger, frustration, and stress often result from the confrontation. However, when you allow someone else to win an argument, it's often the case that you both end up winners. Your rapport is enhanced, and your relationship has a chance to grow. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed. The youth cannot have a sound development of character nor a fair chance in life without religion. Religion is the appreciation of life's spiritual values and the interpretation of life and its purpose.
Do not be ruled by lust; seek freedom by following the righteous. Mere claims of piety will not earn you inner freedom. Remain patient in adversity to attain peace, for adversity is the threshold to freedom. [Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani]