Ayahs of the day:
God deprives usury of blessing, and grants increase for charities. And God does not love any ungrateful sinners. [2: 276]
Hadith of the day:
Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him speak good or else keep silent. [Bukhari]
Wise quote of the day:
Even after burying your own parents you take no lesson; knowing with certainty that death is inevitable, you chose to remain heedless of it, and knowing full well that you have many faults, you actively seek out the faults of others. [Ibrahim al-Adham]
Guidance of the day:
The best of the hearts, the most beloved by God, is that which is clean and pure of falsehoods, doubts, and all other evils, and receptive to the truth, right guidance, and all that is good and correct.
A hadith says, Four are the hearts: A heart that is smooth, containing a luminous lamp, this is the heart of a believer and the lamp within is its light. A heart that is black, turned upside down, this is the heart of the disbeliever. And a heart made of layers, containing both faith and hypocrisy.
Faith increases by persevering in good works in abundance and with sincerity. As for hypocrisy, it increases by evil works such as abandoning duties and committing prohibited acts. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]
Food for thought:
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. Things do not change we do. Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.