|(1) Islaamic History||The simplicity of Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA)|
|Although Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) was the most powerful ruler of his time, there was not a trace of royal pomp and self glorification in him. His food and clothing were extremely simple and he was a very humble soul. He treated his slaves as equals and even ensured that his servants rested. In fact, he even did their work for them when they were resting. He was once engaged in discussion with a guest, when the light went out. Because it was so late, the servant had fallen asleep. When the guest then intended to wake the servant up to light the lamp, Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) stopped him. The guest then offered to do it himself, but Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) declined the offer saying that it is inappropriate to take work from a guest. Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) then got up, poured oil into the lamp and lit it saying, “I was Umar bin Abdul Azeez before lighting the lamp and I am still the same Umar bin Abdul Azeez.” He meant to impress upon the guest that the status of person does not change with some menial work. Can any person be found today who considers his servants to the extent that Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Azeez (RA) did?|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The Human Body|
|Allaah has created the human body with great wisdom, which contains many testimonies to Allaah’s tremendous power. Amongst these are the many blood vessels that run throughout the body to carry blood to the various parts of the body. They are so numerous in number that if they have to be removed and placed end to end, they would circle the earth three times.|
|(3) A Fardh||Seven circuits of Tawaaf|
|Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) performed seven circuits around the Kabah, with the first three being done with Ramal and the others without. [Nasa’ee 2965]|
|(4) A Sunnah||Starting from the right when distributing something|
|Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that when someone sent some milk mixed in water to Rasulullaah (SAW), a Bedouin was sitting on his right side and Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) on his left. After drinking some, Rasulullaah (SAW) first offered the remaining drink to the Bedouin, saying, “The person on the right has the first right.”
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Performing two Rakaahs Salaah at home|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Perform two Rakaahs of Salaah when you enter your house for this will prevent a bad entry and then perform two Rakaahs also when leaving for this will prevent a bad exit.”
[Jam’ul Fawaa’id 2234, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Forgetting the Qur’aan|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person forgets the Qur’aan out of negligence after committing it to memory, he will appear before Allaah on the Day of Qiyaamah in the condition that his arm or another limb will be amputated.”
[Abu Dawood 1474, from Hadhrat Sa’d bin Ubaadah (RA)]
|(7) This World||This world is a prison for the Mu’min|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “This world is a prison and drought for the Mu’min. When he leaves this world, he will then be free of this prison and drought.”
[Ahmad 6816, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The servants in Jannah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Lads of eternal youth will wait on them (to serve them whatever they wish). When you see them, you will think that they are scattered pearls (because of their great beauty). If you look (around) there (in Jannah), you will see (tremendous) bounties and an enormous kingdom (vastly superior to anything in this world)”.
[Surah Dahar, verses 19-20]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Counteracting the effects of hot foods|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) used to eat cucumbers with dates.
[Bukhaari 5447, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Ja’far (RA)]
Muhadditheen write that because dates are hot in nature, Rasulullaah (SAW) counteracted the effect of the heat with something cold in nature such as cucumbers.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “We have given man (emphatic) instructions concerning his parents (to treat them kindly and to make every effort to please them). His mother (most deserves his respect and service because she) carried him (in her womb) in (a condition that she suffered) weakness upon weakness and (after his birth she still had to suckle him because) his weaning is in two years. (The emphatic instruction to man concerning his parents was) ‘Express gratitude to Me (first) and to your parents (next). (Do not neglect this instruction because) Your return will be to Me (in the Aakhirah when you will be taken to task for your disobedience)’”.
[Surah Luqmaan, verse 14]