Ayahs of the day:
Those who spend their wealth in the way of God and then do not follow what is spent with reproach or with abuse have their reward with their Lord; they will not suffer fear nor will they grieve. [2:262]
Hadith of the day:
Know that God accepts not the prayer of a distracted and heedless heart. [Tirmidhi]
Wise quote of the day:
Do not fix hopes on your health, and do not laugh away life. Remember how they walked and now their joints lie separately and the tongue with which they talked is eaten away by the worms. [Imam al Ghazali]
Guidance of the day:
Goodness is faith and obedience. Inviting others to this is a lofty rank in the sight of God and a powerful means to draw nearer to Him. Thus, he who makes enjoining goodness his habit and main preoccupation, he has taken an ample share of the heritage of the Messenger of God (peace and blessings upon him). For he was only preoccupied at all times with summoning to God, both with his words and deeds. This is why God sent him and this is what he was commanded to do.
Thus, the people nearest to the Messenger of God (peace and blessings upon him) are those who are most concerned with this matter, and most preoccupied with it, and most actively engaged in it -- enjoining good, which is faith and obedience, and forbidding their opposites, which are disbelief and sin. Success in this context being the attainment of happiness in both this world and the next. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al Haddad]
Food for thought:
Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least. He that won't be counselled can't be helped. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.