|(1) Islaamic History||A sterling example of adherence to the Sunnah|
|After the Muslims had conquered Samarqand and had settled there, the people of Samarqand learned that the manner by which they had been conquered conflicted with the Sunnah. They ought to have been first given the option of accepting Islaam, then the option of paying the Jizya, and finally the option of war when no alternative remained. A delegation from amongst them therefore approached Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) and presented their case. Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) instructed the judge of Samarqand to hold a hearing into the matter and if the complaint is justified, he was to order the Muslim army out and station them outside the city and then they should put the proposals forward to the people. When the judge concluded that the complaint was justified, he ordered the Muslims out of the city and they dutifully left, leaving their homes behind. When the Mushrikeen of Samarqand saw this unparalleled justice of the Muslims, they declared that there was no need to fight since they would all accept Islaam. In this manner, all of the people became Muslims.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||A tree walks to Rasulullaah (SAW)|
|Hadhrat Buraydah (RA) reports that a Bedouin once approached Rasulullaah (SAW) saying, “Now that I have accepted Islaam, show me something by which my Imaan can be strengthened.” Rasulullaah (SAW) said to him, “Go to that tree and tell it that the Rasool of Allaah is calling it.” When the man did this, the tree bowed to the right and left and then upheaved itself from its roots, walked over to Rasulullaah (SAW) and greeted him with the words of Salaam. “That is sufficient,” the Bedouin said. Rasulullaah (SAW) then bade the tree to return and it did so, settling itself back into its roots.
|(3) A Fardh||The Takbeer Tahreema|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Wudhu is the key to Salaah, which starts with the Takbeer Tahreema and ends with the Salaam.”
[Tirmidhi 3, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]
The Takbeer with which the Salaah is started is called the Takbeer Tahreema, which is Fardh (obligatory) in Salaah.
|(4) A Sunnah||The best Du’aa to recite at Arafaat|
|All the Ambiyaa (RA) recited the following Du’aa abundantly at Arafaat:
لَآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّااللّٰہُ وَحْدَ ہٗ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهٗ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلٰی كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
[Tirmidhi 3685, Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA)]]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The person who initiates the Salaam|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person closest to Allaah is the one who initiates the Salaam.”
[Abu Dawood 5197, from Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Adopting deviation|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily, there shall be a severe punishment for those who deviate from Allaah’s path because they forgot the Day of Reckoning”.
[Surah Saad, verse 26]
|(7) This World||Bounties are snatched away from the disobedient ones|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Plenty were the gardens and springs that they (the people of Fir’oun) left behind along with the plantations, palatial homes and articles of pleasure (luxuries) which they enjoyed. So it (their story) was. (As always,) We then made others successors to this (for others to enjoy). Neither the sky nor the earth wept for them (for the people of Fir’oun when they were destroyed), and (when the time for their destruction arrived,) they were denied reprieve (because it was too late)”.
[Surah Dukhaan, verses 25-29]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Salvation from Jahannam because of Imaan|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “After the people of Jannah will have entered Jannah and the people of Jahannam will have entered Jahannam, Allaah will announce that people with even a mustard seed’s weight of Imaan should also be removed from Jahannam. These people will be removed but will have been burnt black. They will then be bathed in the Fountain of Life and will then appear like a seed that has sprouted after a flood.”
[Bukhaari 22, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Never forcefeed the ill|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Never force a sick person to eat or drink because Allaah feeds him and gives him to drink.”
[Tirmidhi 2040, from Hadhrat Uqba bin Aamir (RA)]
|(10) Advice from
|When someone asked for some advice, Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Never lose your temper.” When he then asked for some more advice, Rasulullaah (SAW) repeated, “Never lose your temper.”
[Bukhaari 6116, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]