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.