Ayahs of the Day:
As for the conscientious, they will abide in the shade around springs, with fruits as they desire -- "Eat and drink with enjoyment, for what you have done. For that is how We reward those who do good." [77: 41 to 44]
Hadith of the Day:
When you see someone who is better off than you are, look at someone who is less well off. Doing this will keep you from belittling the blessings God has given to you.
Wise Quote of the Day:
Whenever you come to see that in everything that exists you have no Benefactor except Him, then you will be a thankful servant. [Shaykh Abul Hasan al-Shadhili]
Guidance of the Day:
Sincere renunciation has many marks. Among these is that one does not rejoice for what one has nor mourn for what one has not, and that the pursuit and enjoyment of the world do not distract one from that which is better for one in the sight of his Lord. Remove the love of dinars and dirhams from your heart until they become as pebbles and sand in your eyes.
Remove the wish to be thought highly of from your heart until you are indifferent to people's praise and condemnation, and to whether they are attracted or repulsed by you. For the love of prominence is more harmful than that of money, and both indicate desire for the world. The basis of the love of prominence is to love being considered great by others. Now greatness is one of God's attributes, and this is therefore disputing with His Lordship. [Al-Haddad, The Book of Assistance]
Food for Thought:
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.