|(1) Islaamic History||The Effects of the Khilaafah of Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA)|
|Although he was Khalifah for only 2 ½ years, Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) changed the face of the entire Islaamic empire. The empire was prosperous and justice abounded. In fact, the people were so prosperous that despite searching for worthy recipients, the people could not find anyone to give their Zakaah to and had to return with their Zakaah. The effect of his justice was so profound that it extended to the animal kingdom as well. As a result, wolves and sheep grazed together during his time since the wolves dared not harm anyone. Hadhrat Moosa bin A’yun states that he was once grazing his goats when a wolf suddenly pounced on one of them. He then lamented, “It seems as if the good Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) has passed away today.” He then learnt that it was that very day that Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) had indeed passed away.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Mother’s milk|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Mothers should breastfeed their children for two whole years”.
[Surah Baqara, verse 233]
Mother’s milk is a most nutritious feed with benefits that are too numerous to mention. It cannot be adequately substituted by any formula or milk of any animal. If a mother does breastfeed her child for two full years, the child will develop an effective resistance against diseases and the mother will also not have to worry about suffering from breast cancer. Medical science has discovered this only now whereas Islaam has encouraged it for over 1400 years. There is certainly tremendous good in everything that Allaah has commanded us to do.
|(3) A Fardh||Trimming the hair of a woman coming out of Ihraam|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) instructed that a woman’s hair be trimmed when she exits from the state of Ihraam since shaving her hair is not permissible.
[Abu Dawood 1985, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
Although it is normally not permissible for a woman to cut her hair, it has been permitted for her to cut it as to leave the state of Ihraam.
|(4) A Sunnah||Treating the members of the household kindly|
|Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) reports that apart from the times when Rasulullaah (SAW) was in battle, he never hit any slave. He also never raised a hand against any woman.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Preparing people to fight in the path of Allaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who prepares someone to fight in the path of Allaah will also receive the reward of fighting in the path of Allaah.”
[Muslim 4902, from Hadhrat Zaid bin Khaalid Juhani (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Severing ties with a fellow Muslim|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “it is not permissible for a Muslim to sever ties with a fellow Muslim brother for more than three days. The one who dies after severing ties for more than three days will be admitted into Jahannam.”
[Abu Dawood 4914, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(7) This World||The strange situation of seeking this world and the Aakhirah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When you find that it is easy for you to achieve something of the Aakhirah when you set out to seek it, but find that it is difficult to achieve something of this world when you seek it, then remember that you are in good stead. However, when the opposite prevails, then understand that you are in a bad situation.” [Kanzul Ummaal 30741, from Hadhrat Umar (RA)]|
|(8) The Aakhirah||The plight of the evil ones|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “However, if he was among the rejecters and deviated ones, he will be served boiling water and shall enter the blazing fire”.
[Surah Waaqi’ah, verses 92-94]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Vomiting|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) once vomited and then performed Wudhu.
[Tirmidhi 87, from Hadhrat Abu Dardaa (RA)]
Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that vomiting cleanses the stomach, thereby strengthening it. It also sharpens the eyesight, eliminates headiness and has other curative properties.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Collectively repent to Allaah, O you Mu’mineen, so that you may succeed (prosper in both worlds)”.
[Surah Noor, verse 31]