|(1) Islaamic History||The rise of the Munaafiqeen in Madinah|
|A Munaafiq (hypocrite) is a person who pretends to be a Muslim, but really conceals Kufr within his heart. When Islaam started to spread rapidly after the Hijrah, the group of the Munaafiqeen rose as enemies from within. They posed as Muslims for their personal gain when with the Muslims, but then declared to the Kuffaar that they were really with them. They deceived the Muslims whenever they could and mocked at the Muslims and at the Deen. Their leader was Abdullaah bin Ubay, who was poised to become the king of Madinah before the arrival of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). His heart was therefore filled with malice and hatred for Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and the Muslims. However, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) still treated him with kindness and respect, because of which his son Abdullaah became a Muslim.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The iguana|
|The iguana is a creature very much like a lizard that does not drink any water and can live for up to 700 years. It does not lose any teeth either since its teeth are all fused together. It lays several eggs, buries them underground, and keeps watch over them until they hatch 40 days later. What strange creatures has Allaah not created?|
|(3) A Fardh||The final Advice of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)|
|The last advice that Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) gave was, “Fear Allaah with regard to your Salaah (by performing it regularly) and your slaves (by fulfilling all their rights).”
[Abu Dawood 5156, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]
|(4) A Sunnah||Not reclining when eating|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “I never recline while eating.”
[Bukhaari 5398, from Hadhrat Abu Juhayfah (RA)]
Reclining while eating without a valid reason conflicts with the Sunnah of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Fulfilling the needs to people|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Allaah has created some people to see to the needs of others and it is to them that people go to have their needs fulfilled. These people who fulfil the needs of others are safe from Allaah’s punishment.”
[Tabraani 13153, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Falsely accusing one’s subordinates|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that when a person accuses his subordinates of something that they have not done, he will be punished for slander on the Day of Qiyaamah.
[Bukhaari 6858, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(7) This World||Eating to one’s fill|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “There is no utensil worse to fill than the stomach. Since eating is necessary, fill a third of the stomach with food, another third with drink and leave the last third empty.”
[Tirmidhi 2380, from Hadhrat Miqdaam (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Jahannam for the sinners|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(It will be) The day when the sky shall tremble uncontrollably and the mountains will fly through the air (as dust particles after being reduced to dust). Destruction be to the rejecters (those who reject the coming of Qiyaamah) on that day (the Day of Qiyaamah) (the rejecters are) those who are frolicking in their vanities (who enjoy themselves doing as they please without caring for the day when they will have to account for everything they do). (Do not forget) The day (of Qiyaamah) when they will be forcibly shoved into the Fire of Jahannam. (It will then be said to them,) “This is the Fire that you used to deny!”
[Surah Toor, verses 9-14]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)||Treating a rash|
|Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) permitted Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan bin Auf (RA) and Hadhrat Zubayr bin Awwaam (RA) to wear silk clothing because they were suffering from a rash.
Although it is usually not permissible for men to wear clothing of pure silk, it will be permissible when advised by an expert doctor in the case of necessity.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “And do not walk haughtily on earth (strutting with your heads in the air). You can certainly not tear the earth open (with your strutting), nor can you reach the height of the mountains (by lifting your heads in the air. This proud manner of walking is therefore futile because you cannot achieve anything by it)”.
[Surah Bani Israa’eel, verse 37]