Friday, December 31, 2010

Pearls of wisdom 286

1. Do not fear anything except your sins.

2. Do not long for anything other than your Lord.

3. Let no one of you lacking knowledge be too shy to ask until he learns.

4. Do not delight in wealth, and do not be overwhelmed with grief when you are afflicted with poverty

5. Do not be saddened by tribulations.

6. Succeed with knowledge and live energetically forever.

7. Beware of the flight of blessings (because of ingratitude and abuse), for nothing that runs away is returned.

8. Islam is such a set of principles and beliefs that it will satisfy every seeker of truth.

9. Be a good man to Allah -- obedient slave, and a bad man to yourself -- desires, and be one of the commoners among the people.

10. Had there not been five bad qualities, all the people would have been righteous -- contentment with ignorance, love for worldly life, miserliness, ostentation in good deeds and pride in their own intelligence. [Above quotes by Ali radi Allah anhu]

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
And We showed him (man) the two highways: but he has not braved the steep road. And what will convey to you what the steep road is? Emancipation of a slave, or feeding on a day of hunger an orphaned relative or a destitute pauper. Then one will be of those who believe and practice patience and practice kindness. They are the company of the right. And as for those who scoff at Our signs, they are the company of the left: there will be fire enclosing them. [90: 10 to 20]

Hadith of the Day:
Faith wears out in the hearts of anyone of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your heart. [Tabarani]

Wise Quote of the Day:
Taqwa is not praying during the night and fasting during the day and mixing between permissible and impermissible. But Taqwa is to fulfill what Allah has obligated and to avoid what Allah has forbidden. If in addition to that, there are some (good voluntary) deeds, it is goodness upon goodness. [Omar ibn Abdul Azeez]

Guidance of the Day:
Don't sweat the little quirks. In some ways, it's no wonder that the people you live with can drive you crazy with their little quirks. You know, the way someone eats, uses utensils, breathes, flits her hair, jiggles his legs or whatever. Let's face it. There isn't a person alive who doesn't have his or her share of irritating quirks. And if you were really honest, I'll bet you'd admit to having a few of your own. But despite these innocent quirks, I'll bet you're really a nice person. The point is we are all human. To be human is to have quirks. Big deal!

You really have two options when it comes to dealing with quirks. You can continue to be critical of, and be bothered by the little quirks that exist in your household. Or you can choose to see the innocence and humor that is inherent in virtually all quirks. After all, no one wants annoying quirks to be part of his or her personal makeup -- we certainly don't set to create them! They develop unintentionally and continue out of pure habit.

Why not make the decision to make those little quirks a little less relevant? Doing so is huge relief. You will no longer have to spend mental energy reminding yourself how irritated you are -- therefore feeling the effects of that irritation. And you'll find that when you're more forgiving and accepting of everyone else, it's far easier to be easier on yourself. So, starting today, whatever "small stuff" around the house bugs you, see if you can let it go! You will be so much happier as a result. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
Marriage was instituted by God Himself for the purpose of preventing promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and security of children. The sanctity of marriage and the family relation make the corner-stone of our society. One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul. Where there is marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Pearls of wisdom 285

1. Opportunities do not repeat themselves.

2. Postpone evil deeds as long as possible because you can commit them whenever you so desire.

3. Do not introduce ridiculous topics in your talk even if you have to repeat sayings of others.

4. Your souls are precious and can only be equal the price of Paradise, therefore sell them only for that.

5. One who is mild rather than forceful has a greater capacity for outreach.

6. How many lessons there are; and how little we learn!!!

7. Whoever desires Paradise proceeds towards goodness.

8. Whoever fears Hell refrains from the impulses of passions.

9. Whoever believes firmly in death detests worldly life.

10. Whoever recognizes worldly life, the trials and tribulations of life become slight for him. [Above quotes by Ali radi Allah anhu]

Friday, December 17, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
I swear by this city -- and you are a freeman in this city -- and by the one who begets, and the one he begets, We have indeed made man in distress. Does he assume no one has power over him? He says, "I have used up much money!" Does he assume no one sees him? Have We not made two eyes for him, and a tongue and two lips? [90: 1 to 9]

Hadith of the Day:
Rights will be given to those whom they are owed on the Day of Judgment, even the hornless sheep will have retaliation from the horned sheep. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
No one is a companion of yours except the one who, while knowing your defects, is your companion, and that is only your generous Lord. The best one to take as a companion is He who does not seek you out for the sake of something coming from you to Him. [Ibn Ata'Allah]

Guidance of the Day:
Appreciate your In-laws! It's easy to forget, yet if you love your spouse, you owe your in-laws an enormous debt of gratitude! If not for their bringing your spouse into the world, you would be with someone else, or alone. In most instances, it took your in-laws (or one of them) to raise your spouse. So, regardless of what you may think, they played a significant role in your spouse's upbringing.

Before you sarcastically think something like "That explains why my spouse has certain problems," keep in mind that the opposite is equally true. If you blame your in-laws for any issues your spouse struggles with, it's only fair to give them credit for his or her strengths as well. In addition, if you have children, their genes -- their physical makeup -- come, in part, from your in-laws. Without their contribution, your children would not be the people they are. If you think your kids are cute, and who doesn't think so, some of that cuteness, whether you want to believe it or not, comes from your in-laws.

I realize that all in-laws have certain difficult qualities. However, what choice do you have? You can continue to complain about your in-laws, make mean-spirited jokes about how difficult it is to have them, and wish that they were different -- or you can begin to focus less on their irritating quirks and characteristics and instead focus on that which you have to be grateful for. I believe the decision is an easy one. Stay focused on gratitude and my guess is that you'll be able to improve your existing relationships in a significant way. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract. You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. Our best friends and our worst enemies are our thoughts. A thought can do us more good than a doctor or a banker or a faithful friend. It can also do us more harm than a brick. God will help you if your try, and you can if you think you can.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Pearls of wisdom 284

1. Do not run after him who tries to avoid you.

2. Do not get too worried and depressed over oppressions and cruelties, because whoever oppresses you is in reality doing himself harm.

3. Do not be like those on whom advice has no effect and who require punishment to correct themselves.

4. A sensible and reasonable man acquires education and culture through advice, and brutes and beasts always accept correction through punishment and chastisement.

5. A true friend is one who speaks well of his friend even behind his back -- be a true friend.

6. Inordinate desires have close relations with misfortunes and calamities.

7. He who wants to retain his prestige and position, through contentment and honesty, will find them lasting assets.

8. Weaknesses and shortcomings are not the things to talk about.

9. The greatest achievement of your character is that the enmity of your brother against you dare not overcome the consideration and friendship you feel toward him, and his ill-treatment of you cannot over balance your kind treatment to him.

10. The past and almost all that was in your possession during the past is not with you now; you may thus rationally come to the conclusion that the present and all that is in your possession will also leave you -- make the most of it. [Above quotes by Ali radi Allah anu]

Friday, December 10, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
When the earth is flattened, demolished and devastated, and your Lord and angels come, row after row, and hell is brought forth that day, on that day man will take counsel, but how will advice avail him? He will say, "Oh, would that I had prepared for my life!" For no one can inflict the divine punishment that day, and no one can bind the divine bond that day. "O tranquil soul, return to your Lord, pleased and accepted: Enter the company of My servants; enter into My garden." [89: 21 to 30]

Hadith of the Day:
As you were to rely on Allah as He should be relied on, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds -- they go out in the morning hungry and return in the evening full. [Tirmidhi]

Wise Quote of the Day:
It's about you, your Lord and the grave, nothing else matters. [Shaykh Nuh Keller]

Guidance of the Day:
Appreciate your in-laws! For many people, in-laws present quite a personal challenge, to say the least. And even if you like your in-laws, you do have to make certain sacrifices simply because of the nature of marriage. You will, for example, have to make trade-offs as to where you spend holidays. You will also have to deal with the almost unavoidable problems of conflicting backgrounds and upbringings -- different religious philosophies, differing views on parenting, discipline, spending, saving, the relative importance of spending time with family, and so forth.

Yet, despite the probable differences among you, I believe that most in-law relationships have the potential to be loving and filled with mutual respect. The trick to making the most of your relationship with your in-laws is to stay focused on gratitude. While there almost certainly will be differences you will have to deal with, gratitude will enable you to appreciate, rather than struggle against, those differences. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. But how many of these things truly have value, and how many are simply objects we have accumulated? If you were on the Titanic and had a life preserver in one hand and a bag of gold in the other, would you sink rather than let go of the gold? Let go of what is pulling you under or draining your energy so that you can keep your head above water.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Muharram Mubarak -- Happy new year!!!

Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.

Do you know why a Car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small?
Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. Look Ahead and Move on.

Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamonds! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says,
"Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in Your Abilities.

A blind person asked a wise person "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

When you pray for others, God listens to you, blesses you and them. Sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

WORRYING does not take away tomorrows' TROUBLES, it takes away today’s' PEACE.

Friday, December 03, 2010


Ayahs of the Day:
And as for man, whenever his Lord tests him by honoring him and pampering him, he says, "My Lord has honored me!" And when his Lord tests him by restricting his provision, he says, "My Lord has insulted me!" It's not that, but you are not generous to the orphan and don't encourage each other to feed the poor, and you consume inheritance with all-consuming voracity and you love wealth with concentrated love. [89: 15 to 20]

Hadith of the Day:
Anyone who shows the way to something good has the same reward as the person who does it. [Muslim]

Wise Quote of the Day:
To return one sixth of a dirham (illegally gotten) is preferred to spending one thousand (dirhams) in the way of Allah. [Abdullah ibn Omar radi Allah anhu]

Guidance of the Day:
Let go of your expectations -- In no way am I suggesting that you eliminate your preferences or all of your expectations. Certainly there will be times when you will want to insist on certain things or demand certain standards of behavior, and that's fine. But lessening your expectations is not the same thing as lowering your standards! It's entirely possible to have very high standards, yet still keep your perspective about your own expectations.

Keep in mind that our goal here is to improve the quality of our lives and to keep the little things from taking over our lives. It's ultimately in your best interest if you can see the importance of letting go of some of your expectations. That way, you can enjoy more of your life the way it really is and struggle less with the way you would rather it be. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]

Food for Thought:
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich. The altar of sacrifice is the touchstone of character. To love is to know the sacrifices which eternity exacts from life. Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. Self-preservation is the first law of nature; self-sacrifice the highest rule of grace.