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.

No comments: