Saturday, January 30, 2016

Pearls of Wisdom 387

1. Begin each morning with a talk with God; Prayer is an armor, do not go into the
day without it.

2. Prayer does one of two things -- it either frees us from the trouble we fear or gives
us the strength and courage to meet the trouble when it comes.

3. If God abides in your home, His presence cannot be hidden.

4. Discontentment makes rich men poor, while contentment makes poor men rich.

5. You can't always have everything, but you can always make the best of what you have.

6. It is nice to be important; but it is more important to be nice.

7. Deal with the faults of others as gently as you deal with your own.

8. For every minute that you are angry with someone, you lose sixty seconds of
happiness that you can never get back.

9. Blowing out another person's candle won't make our's any brighter.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Islamic guidance toward maintaining physical health....

~Eat Less & stay healthy~

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah upon him) said: “The human does not fill any container that is worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat what will support his back. If this is not possible, then a third for food, a third for drink, and a third for his breath.” [Jami at-Tirmidhi]

Commentary: Eating and drinking is not the be all and end all of man’s life. The main purpose of our creation is to fulfill our oath of allegiance to Allah and earn our place in Jannah. To do so a healthy body helps and a healthy body is maintained by keeping a part of our stomachs empty at meal times. We need to stop eating while we still feel a little hungry. To constantly keep eating till we feel satiated causes our stomachs to go bad. We would, therefore, be well advised to eat only as much as is necessary.

Islam’s holistic approach to health includes treating our bodies with respect and nourishing them with, not only faith, but also with lawful, nutritious food. A major part of living life according to the Creator’s instructions is implementing a suitable diet. Choosing wholesome food and avoiding the unwholesome is essential to good health. Allah says in the Qur'an, “Eat of the good things which We have provided for you.” (Qur'an 2:172) “Eat of what is lawful and wholesome on the earth.” (Qur'an 2:168). The Qur'an contains many verses of advice about healthy eating that relate to the interconnectedness of physical and spiritual health.

Also fasting two days a week -- Mondays and Thursdays, is the Sunnah way towards maintaining good health, all of the above has been scientifically proven.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Lesson of the day 1392

Ayahs of the day:
So abandon sin, open or secret; for those who commit sin will be repaid for what they perpetrated.[6: 120]

Hadith of the day:
It is sufficient evil for a  man to look down upon his Muslim brother. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Wise quote of the day:
Every sin is a result of a person's putting the desires of his soul above his love for Allah and His Messenger. [Ibn Rajab]

Guidance of the day:
He who desires and pursues the world, but is unable to acquire it, remaining poor and destitute, he is a poor man, not a renunciate. If he is patient and contented in his poverty, he will have great merit and reward.

As for he who takes a large share of the world and enjoys its pleasures freely, then claims he neither desires nor loves it in his heart, he is presumptuous self deceiver. His claim is groundless and he cannot pretend to be following the example of any of the rightly-guided leaders and virtuous scholars, neither among the ancient nor the latecomers. [Counsels of Religion by Imam al-Haddad]

Food for thought:
Life is an adventure in forgiveness. You are never so strong as when you forgive. Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. He who cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself, for every man has need to be forgiven. The weak can never forgive, forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.