17th Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Ummul Mu’mineen Hadhrat Zaynab bint Jahash (RA)
Hadhrat Zaynab bint Jahash (RA) was the sister of Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Jahash (RA). She had been divorced from Rasulullaah (SAW)’s freed slave Hadhrat Zaid bin Haaritha (RA), after which several verses of the Qur’aan were revealed about her and instructing Rasulullaah (SAW) to marry her. In fact, even the laws of Hijaab were revealed with reference to her. She had the honour of having her marriage announced in the Qur’aan, which is to be recited by all Muslims until the Day of Qiyaamah. She was acquainted with handicrafts, engaged in Ibaadah excessively, fasted very often and greatly assisted the poor. She had also narrated many Ahadeeth. She was the first of Rasulullaah (SAW)’s wives to pass away after him in the year 13 A.H. She is also buried in Jannatul Baqee.
(2) Allaah’s Power Teeth are a great bounty from Allaah
Children do not have teeth when they are born because their only food is the milk they suckle from their mothers. As they grow and start to eat soft foods, Allaah gives them a few small teeth. As they then approach the ages of seven and eight and start to eat foods that are tougher and bigger, Allaah causes the small milk teeth to fall out and be replaced by new permanent teeth that are stronger and larger, allowing them to be able to bite and chew much better. One needs to just ponder about how Allaah sees to it that man’s needs are fulfilled throughout his life.
(3) A Fardh Settling the debts of the deceases
Hadhrat Ali (RA) said, “While Rasulullaah (SAW) settled debts before the bequest, you people can read (in the Qur’aan) mention of the bequest before debts.”

[Tirmidhi 2122]

If a person died before settling his debts, these have to be settled from his estate immediately after settling the funeral expenses, even though they may consume all the wealth.

(4) A Sunnah Sleeping immediately after Isha
Rasulullaah (SAW) would neither sleep before the Isha Salaah, nor would he remain awake afterwards.

[Ahmad 25748, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The best of Sadaqah
When Rasulullaah (SAW) was once asked what the best Sadaqah was, he replied, “When you give Sadaqah at a time when you are healthy, when you have wealth and hopes and when you desire to be wealthy and fear poverty.”

[Bukhaari 2748, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin Failure to act upon one’s knowledge
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person to suffer the worst punishment on the Day of Qiyaamah will be the Aalim who fails to benefit from his knowledge.”

[Kanzul Ummaal 28973, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

It is necessary for each person to practise upon that amount of the Shari’ah that he knows. This severe warning has been sounded for people who fail to do this.

(7) This World Beware of this world
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Listen well! This world is sweet and bustling and Allaah has certainly appointed you as his vicegerents here to see what deeds you carry out. You must therefore guard against this world and women.”

[Muslim 6948, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]

(8) The Aakhirah The bounties of Jannah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “And (they will be served) a variety of fruits to choose from and the meat of the birds they desire. And (in addition to all of this, they shall have) fair, large eyed damsels (as their wives) who are like preserved (protected) pearls (because of their beauty, complexion and purity). (They will receive all of this) As a reward for the deeds they carried out (in the world). They will not hear any (unpleasant) noise there (in Jannah) nor any foolish (sinful and absurd) talk. Instead they will hear the (resonant) call (greeting) of “Salaam”, “Salaam”. (They will greet each other with the words of Salaam; will be greeted by the angels with these words; and Allaah will also greet them with these words.)”.

[Surah Waaqi’ah, verses 20-26]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Paralysis of the hands
When a person once suffered paralysis of his hands and feet, Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) said to him, “Think of your most beloved personality. “Muhammad (SAW)!” the man said. He was then cured.

[Ibus Sunni 169]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Remember your Rabb in your heart in the morning and evening with humility and fear, and in a manner that falls short of being noisy; and do not be among those who are neglectful (heedless of Allaah’s Dhikr)”.

[Surah A’raaf, verse 205]

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