|(1) Islaamic History||Ummul Mu’mineen Hadhrat Ummu Salamah (RA)|
|Hadhrat Ummu Salamah (RA)was first married to Hadhrat Abu Salamah (RA) and after he passed away that she married Rasulullaah (SAW). She was extremely intelligent, possessed noble character traits and had accomplished much. She led a life of abstinence, spent generously in the path of Allaah and always enjoined good and forbade people from evil. She had a great interest in Ahadeeth and is second only to Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) in the volume of Ahadeeth narrated. She had extensive knowledge of Fiqh and enjoyed a high status in her understanding of matters and her intellect. Even senior Sahabah (RA) and Taabi’een referred to her in researching matters of Deen. Her excellent opinion and intellect can be gauged from the incident at Hudaybiyyah, when the Kuffaar prevented the Muslims from performing Umrah. When Rasulullaah (SAW) instructed the Sahabah (RA) to emerge from the state of Ihraam without performing the Umrah, they were reluctant to do so because of their fervent desire to perform Umrah. Hadhrat Ummu Salamah (RA)then suggested to Rasulullaah (SAW) to himself emerge from the state of Ihraam, after which the others would follow suit. When Rasulullaah (SAW) did this, the Sahabah (RA) were convinced that the clauses of the treaty would now remain unchanged and they followed suit. Hadhrat Ummu Salamah (RA)passed away in the year 59 A.H. and her Janaazah Salaah was led by Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA).|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The bee|
|Allaah has taught the bee the art of sucking nectar from flowers and then using it to make honey, which is of tremendous benefit to man. This is something that man is unable to make even though he may try all he wants. It is certainly only through the power of Allaah that such a feat is accomplished through a tiny creature like the bee.|
|(3) A Fardh||Screening oneself from one’s brothers-in-law|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Guard yourselves against mixing with women (who are not Mahram).” “What about the brother-in-law (husband’s brother)?” an Ansaari Sahabi (RA) asked. “The brother-in-law is death,” Rasulullaah (SAW) replied.
[Bukhaari 5232, from Hadhrat Uqba bin Aamir (RA)]
This Hadith makes it evident that it is necessary for a woman to conceal herself from her husband’s brother because failure to do so spells destruction.
|(4) A Sunnah||Eating with three fingers|
|Hadhrat Ka’b bin Maalik (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) ate with three fingers and licked them after eating.
While licking the fingers is Sunnah, this should not be done in a manner that repulses onlookers.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Passing one’s hand over the head of an orphan|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person passes his hand over the head of an orphan, Allaah will grant him the reward of a good deed for every hair on the head.”
[Ahmad 21649, from Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The punishment for pride|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person with pride equivalent to even the amount of a mustard seed will never enter Jannah.” Someone asked, “What about a person who likes his shoes and clothing to be nice (will he be regarded as a proud person)?” Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “Allaah also likes neatness and cleanliness. Pride refers to rejecting the truth and looking down upon others.”
[Muslim 265, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]
|(7) This World||Entertaining distant hopes|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The thing I fear most for my Ummah is that they entertain their desires and distant hopes. Desires distances one from the truth and distant hopes makes one unmindful of the Aakhirah. This world is proceeding on every day, moving away and the Aakhirah is also moving on, drawing closer each day.”
[Kanzul Ummaal 43758, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]
Whereas the life of this world is coming to an end, the Aakhirah is coming nearer al the time. It is therefore necessary to start preparing for the Aakhirah.
|(8) The Aakhirah||The rewards of those who do good|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Those who have Imaan and who do righteous deeds will be in the gardens of Jannaat. They shall have whatever they desire with their Rabb (in Jannah). This is definitely a great favour (from Allaah because entry into Jannah is impossible without Allaah’s favour)”.
[Surah Shura, verse 22]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Treating a lice outbreak|
|When two of the Sahabah (RA) complained to Rasulullaah (SAW) about lice in their clothing while on a journey, Rasulullaah (SAW) permitted them to use garments of silk.
[Bukhaari 2920, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
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 (tell them, O Muhammad (SAW)) ‘This (obeying all these commands) is indeed my straight path, so follow it. Do not follow other paths, for they will deviate you from Allaah’s path (from Islaam). These are the things which Allaah has (solemnly) commanded you so that you may adopt Taqwa’”.
[Surah An’aam, verse 153]