17th Dhul Qa’dah Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The historical judgement of Qaadhi Shurayh (SAW)
Qaadhi Shurayh (RA) served as a judge for 60 years. Amongst his greatest attributes was that he was never overawed by anyone in his court, even if it happened to be the Khalifah of the time. It once happened that the Khalifah Hadhrat Ali (RA) found his missing armour in the possession of a Jew. He therefore pressed charges and the case was brought before Qaadhi Shurayh (RA). Hadhrat Ali (RA) presented his son Hadhrat Hasan (RA) and a person named Qumbur as his witnesses to testify that the armour was indeed his own. “I shall accept the testimony of Qumbur,” Qaadhi Shurayh (RA) said, “but I cannot admit the testimony of your son because the testimony of a son cannot be accepted in favour of his father. You therefore need to bring another witness.” However, since Hadhrat Ali (RA) was unable to present another witness, Qaadhi Shurayh (RA) passed in favour of the Jew. Picture the scene! We have a Jew on one side, while on the other side we have the Khalifah Raashid Hadhrat Ali (RA) and a witness like Hadhrat Hasan (RA) about whom Rasulullaah (SAW) said that he shall be the leader of the youth of Jannah. However, the judgement is still passed in favour of the Jew because the legal requirements of a court case were not fulfilled. This is the justice of Islaam. Taken aback by this impeccable justice, the Jew then accepted Islaam.
(2) Allaah’s Power Who makes water reach the ends of trees through their roots?
We need some machine or pump if we want water to reach a place that is higher up and cannot do so in any other manner. Allaah has allowed many trees of all sizes to grow on earth, some reaching heights of over 200 feet. However, Allaah makes the water from the depths of the ground reach the roots of these trees and then move further up to reach every leaf growing on the tree. This is all done without any machinery or pumps. In fact, the water then even reaches further and aids the growth of fruits and flowers upon these leaves. Such is the great power of Allaah, which indicates that He is the Rabb of all.
(3) A Fardh Pelting the Jamaraat
Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) reports that he saw Rasulullaah (SAW) pelt the Jamaraat from his camel on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah. On that occasion, Rasulullaah(SAW) said, “Learn the rites of Hajj from me because I do not know whether I shall be able to perform Hajj again.”

[Nasa’ee 3064]

There are three pillars at three locations in Mina and pelting them is called Rami. It is necessary to pelt them since omitting the act will necessitate a penalty.

(4) A Sunnah The Qiraa’ah during the Sunnah Rakaahs of Fajr
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA) reports that for an entire month he observed Rasulullaah (SAW) recite Surah Kaafiroon and Surah Ikhlaas during the Sunnah Rakaahs of Fajr.

[Tirmidhi 417]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue A wife is rewarded for giving Sadaqah from her husband’s wealth
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a woman spends her husband’s wealth in Sadaqah with his permission and without being wasteful, she will receive the reward of the Sadaqah just as he would for earning the wealth. Similarly, a treasurer will also receive the reward of Sadaqah. In all these cases, the rewards earned by one person will not at all diminish the rewards of the others.

[Abu Dawood 1685, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)]

(6) A Sin Forsaking the Jumu’ah Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person thinks nothing of the Jumu’ah Salaah and forsakes it, Allaah will set a seal upon his heart.”

[Abu Dawood 1052, from Hadhrat Abul Ja’d Dhamari (RA)]

(7) This World Do not hanker after this world
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “I shall be proceeding ahead of you and shall be a witness for you. We shall then meet at the pond (of Kowthar), which I can almost visualise as I stand here. I do not fear that you shall commit Shirk after I leave, but what I fear is that you would hanker after this world.”

[Ahmad 16949, from Hadhrat Uqba bin Aamir (RA)]

(8) The Aakhirah The scene of the Day of Qiyaamah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “So (you will know that Qiyaamah has arrived) when the light of the stars will be obliterated, when the sky will be split, when mountains will fly about (tossed into the air by the violent convulsions of the earth) and when the Rusul (with their people) will be gathered (together) for an appointed time. For which day shall their matter (the punishment of the Kuffaar) be postponed? For the Day of Judgement”.

[Surah Mursalaat, verses 8-13]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treating illnesses with what has been sifted from flour
Hadhrat Ummum Ayman (SAW) reports that she once prepared some unleavened bread (roti) for Rasulullaah (SAW) serving flour that had been sifted. When Rasulullaah (SAW) asked her what it was she served, she replied, “It is something that we eat in our country, which I have prepared especially for you.” Rasulullaah (SAW) then told her to mix whatever she had sifted out from the flour with the flour and to knead the dough with the combined mixture.

[Ibn Maajah 3336]

Modern research has recently revealed that whatever is sifted from the flour is effective in treating constipation as well as diabetes.

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “This (Qur’aan) is a blessed Book that We have revealed to you (O Rasulullaah (SAW)) so that the people may ponder over its verses and so that the intelligent ones may heed (the advice and warnings that it contains)”.                                                                [Surah Saad, verse 29]
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