Ayahs of the Day:
And those to whom scripture was given did not become divided among themselves until after the evidence came to them. Yet they have only been enjoined to worship God sincerely in their way of life, devoted; and to practice regular prayer, and to give alms; that is true religion. [98: 4,5]
Hadith of the Day:
Whoever eavesdrops on the conversation of the people who dislike to have him listening shall have molten lead poured into his ears. [Bukhari]
Wise Quote of the Day:
The deceased await your imminent arrival, so gather now your provisions for that journey. [Dawud Tai]
Guidance of the Day:
One of the most important things we can do is to put things in perspective. Most of the things that upset us most are not life-or-death emergencies. In fact, I find it fascinating that when people are confronted with truly "big stuff" -- natural disasters, divorce, financial crisis, illness, death of loved ones, sick children, aging parents, and so forth --most of them are remarkably courageous and innovative. For some reason, we respond to major life events by rising to the occasion, calling on our inner strength, and getting through whatever it is that life has to offer. We pray, ask for help, become highly creative, and exhibit enormous endurance.
However, the same people (all of us) who somehow get through a chemical addiction, business disaster, or some other crisis, are often overwhelmed, bent out of shape, easily annoyed, stressed out, frustrated, and bothered by all the daily "small stuff" that is part of every one's life. Somehow, it's the little stuff, not the big stuff, that we struggle with the most.
[Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with the family]
Food for Thought:
Prayer time must be kept up as duly as meal-time. Begin to realize more and more that prayer is the most important thing you do. You can use your time to no better advantage than to pray whenever you have an opportunity to do so, either alone or with others; while at work, while at rest, or while walking down the street. Anywhere!