|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Hasan Basri (RA)|
|Hadhrat Hasan Basri (RA) was also known as Abu Sa’eed. His father Yasaar was the freed slave of Hadhrat Zaid bin Thaabit (RA) and his mother was the slave of Hadhrat Ummu Salamah (SAW). He was born in the year 20A.H. and had memorised the entire Qur’aan by the age of 12. He was a great scholar of the Qur’aan and an expert teacher of Qur’aanic sciences. He also ranked amongst the senior Taabi’een. Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA) said, “I have not seen anyone more like the Sahabah (RA) than Hasan.” Although he was regarded as Sheikhul Islaam in terms of his academic knowledge of Deen, it was really his inner spirituality that was his crown jewel. It was on account of this that his Imaan was so strong and because of which he rescued thousands of people from spiritual destruction through his lectures and preaching. All the chains of Tasawwuf stem from him; most of them eventually leading to Hadhrat Ali (RA). Although he steered clear of the rulers and governors and their politics, he was never afraid to admonish Hajaaj when the need arose. He passed away on a Friday night in the year 110 A.H.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||Blessings in food|
|Hadhrat Abu Ayyoob Ansaari (RA) reports that he had once prepared food only for Rasulullaah (SAW) and Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) when Rasulullaah (SAW) instructed him to invite the Ansaar as well. The food eventually fed 180 men to their fill and they all attested to the Nabuwaat of Rasulullaah (SAW) and pledged their allegiance to him. [Tabraani in his Kabeer 3983]|
|(3) A Fardh||For the Haaji to sacrifice an animal|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Once you are in safety (and are able to perform Hajj or Umrah without fear), then whoever has the benefit (the good fortune) of performing Umrah with Hajj (in one journey) should slaughter whatever animal is convenient (as a form of thanksgiving after completing the Hajj)”.
[Surah Baqarah, verse 196]
It will be Waajib (compulsory) for a person to sacrifice an animal when he performs Umrah during the months of Hajj, then emerges from Ihraam to again don the Ihraam for Hajj on the 8th of Dhul Hijjah.
|(4) A Sunnah||Du’aa for one’s family|
|The following Du’aa should be recited in abundance for one’s children:
رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَّاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِيْنَ إِمَامًا
TRANSLATION: “O our Rabb! Grant us the coolness (comfort) of our eyes (grant us pleasure and satisfaction) from our spouses and children (so that they never become a source of regret or distress for us in either world when they follow Islaam properly), and make us leaders of the pious (make our progeny pious and make us pious enough to lead pious people).”
[Surah Furqaan, verse 74]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The virtue of being gentle|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Indeed Allaah is gentle and loves gentleness. He therefore gives (such rewards) for gentleness that He does not give for harshness.”
[Abu Dawood 4807, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mughaffal (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Rejecting the Kalimah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “As for the one who is miserly and indifferent (towards the truth of Islaam) and who rejects the most beautiful word (the Kalimah) We shall make the (means to attain) great grief (Jahannam) easy for him (by making it easy for him to commit sins)”.
[Surah Layl, verses 8-10]
|(7) This World||Be wary of your spouses and children|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! You have enemies among your spouses and children (who may intentionally or unintentionally cause you to neglect your duties to Allaah) so be wary of them (by never allowing your love for them to take precedence over your duties to Allaah). (However,) If you pardon, overlook and forgive (them when their requests anger you for good reason), then (remember that) Allaah is certainly Most Forgiving, Most Merciful (and will forgive you as well)”.
[Surah Taghaabun, verse 14]
It often happens that a person’s spouse and children lead him to commit acts that conflict with the Shari’ah, thereby falling into the category of Allaah’s enemies.
|(8) The Aakhirah||The Day of Qiyaamah for the people of Imaan|
|When Rasulullaah (SAW) was asked about the Day of Qiyaamah being fifty thousand years, he said, “I swear by the Being Who controls my life that the day will be as short for the Mu’min as the time it takes for him to perform the Fardh Salaah in this world.”
[Ahmad 11320, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Marrow|
|Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that he was eating with Rasulullaah (SAW) when he noticed that Rasulullaah (SAW) was searching in the plate for the pieces of marrow (Dodhi) to eat. Hadhrat Anas (RA) says that it was from that day on that he began to love eating marrows.
Physicians write that marrows have numerous benefits and are an excellent food especially for people with hot temperaments and people with fever.
|(10) Advice from
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Never take away the belongings of your brother in jest and not in any other way (without permission).”
[Abu Dawood 5003, from Hadhrat Yazeed bin Sa’eed (RA)]