Ayahs of the Day:
The rivalry among yourselves for piling up diverts you. Until you go to the graves. But no, you soon shall know (the reality). Again, you soon shall know! No, if you were to certainly know within the mind (you'd be aware!) You shall certainly see the fire of Hell! Again you shall see it with the certainty of sight! Then, shall you be questioned concerning bliss on that day. [102: 1 to 8]
Hadith of the Day:
Whenever kindness is in a thing it adorns it, whenever it is removed from anything it disfigures it. [Muslim]
Wise Quote of the Day:
Do not lose hope in Allah, for He is the Creator. He will create another way for you. Do not flee from your trials; patience and adversity is the foundation of all virtue, of compassion and sainthood. Patience is the foundation, and without a sound foundation you cannot build a monument. [Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani]
Guidance of the Day:
Speak softly: There is something nurturing and calming about someone who speaks softly. Speaking softly is a quality you can develop. If you do, the rewards are tremendous and measurable. These rewards will have a positive effect on the love in your family and in your home. If you make a gentle effort to speak a little more softly you might discover some surprising, almost instant, changes in the feelings around your home. You, for example will feel calmer and less stressed. As you quiet down your voice, you will actually relax the rest of your body, as well as your mind. Next, you'll discover that as you quiet down, everyone around you will quickly follow suit. This latter benefit happens almost like magic and is a welcome relief in any home.
Often, calming down starts with the voice, which leads to calmer feelings and behavior. If you think about it, it makes sense that if you want others to behave in a relatively calm manner, the worst thing you could do is be yelling and acting crazy yourself. The truth is, if you really want someone to listen to you the best thing you could possibly do is to soften your voice. You'll be surprised at how attentive and respectful your audience will become. If you give this strategy a fair chance, if you make an honest attempt to soften your voice, however slightly, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the calming effect it will have on your family and on your life at home. [Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff -- with your family]
Food for Thought:
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do. The aim of life is self-development, to realize one's nature perfectly. Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it.