|(1) Islaamic History||Imaam Ghazaali (RA)|
|Hujjatul Islaam Imaam Ghazaali (RA) is one of the most eminent people in history. His name was Muhammad and he was also known as Abu Haamid. He was born in the Zaahiraan district of Iraq in the year 450 A.H. After completing his elementary education in his hometown, he proceeded to Nishapur, where he studied under Imaamul Haramain (RA). It was not long thereafter that he was regarded as one of the senior Ulema of his time. He was only 34 years of age when he was placed at the helm of the Madrasah Nizaamiyyah in Baghdad, which was the greatest honour for any Aalim of the time. Because of his knowledge and practice, he had a tremendous effect upon the heart and minds of the Muslim world and Allaah caused him to be a means of great benefit for the Ummah. He disappeared into the wilderness for 12 years for spiritual reformation and thereafter wrote the classic Ihyaa’ul Uloom, which was immensely popular and beneficial to both the scholars of Deen as well as the common people. He passed away in his hometown in the year 505 A.H. at the age of 55 and is buried there.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The mountains|
|Allaah has created large mountains on earth with their peaks rising even above the clouds. From these mountains clear and pure springs and streams flow to satisfy the needs of mankind and other creation. The fact that such waters find their sources in the solid rock of the mountains is a great wonder of the creative power of Allaah.|
|(3) A Fardh||Instructing the family at home to perform Salaah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Instruct (encourage) your family to perform Salaah and (you) yourself (must) remain steadfast on it. We do not ask provision (sustenance) from you, but We provide for you (your duty is to perform your Salaah and not to forsake it in search of sustenance because We shall provide that for you). The best (most excellent) result (reward in the Aakhirah) is for (adopting) Taqwa”.
[Surah TaaHaa, verse 132]
|(4) A Sunnah||Speaking clearly|
|Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) reports that that when Rasulullaah (SAW) spoke, he spoke in a manner that was clear and could be easily understood by anyone.
[Abu Dawood 4839]
It was the Sunnah of Rasulullaah (SAW) not to inconvenience anyone with speech that was not easily understood.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Nafl Salaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person performs 12 Rakaahs (Nafl) Salaah daily, a palace will be built for him in Jannah.”
[Abu Dawood 1250, from Hadhrat Ummu Habeebah r]
|(6) A Sin||Exposing and Looking at the Satr|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that Allaah curses the person who looks at the Satr of another and also curses the one who exposes it to others.
[Bayhaqi 7538, from Hadhrat Hasan (RA)]
|(7) This World||Disinclination from the world|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that there is no Ibaadah better than being disinclined from this world.
[Kanzul Ummaal 6173, from Hadhrat Ammaar bin Yaasir (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Recompense on the Day of Qiyaamah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “How will it be (what will their condition be) when We gather them for a day about which there is no doubt (the Day of Qiyaamah), when every soul is repaid in full for what it earned (regardless of how little it may have been) and people will not be oppressed (people will not be punished for sins they did not commit)?”.
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 25]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Treating Fever|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Fever comes from the effect of the heat of Jahannam, so treat it with water.” [Bukhaari 5723, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
Wetting a cloth, squeezing it out and then wiping it over the body or placing it upon the forehead effectively treats fever.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Because of your oaths (that you take in Allaah’s name not to do good acts), do not make Allaah (do not refer to Allaah as) an obstacle (that stands in your way when you want) to do righteous acts, to attain Taqwa and to make peace between people. Allaah is All Hearing, All Knowing. (This verse instructs Muslims not to take oaths not to do good acts and then refrain from doing the good act with the excuse that they had taken an oath in Allaah’s name not to do it)”.
[Surah Baqarah, verse 224]