18th Dhul Qa’dah Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Urwa bin Zubayr (RA)
Hadhrat Urwa (RA) was the son of the famous Sahabi Hadhrat Zubayr bin Awaam (RA) and the grandson of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA). Hadhrat Urwa (RA) was regarded as one of the seven most learned scholars of Madinah and his knowledge was relied upon so much that even some senior Sahabah (RA) consulted him. Hadhrat Urwa (RA) always encouraged youngsters to acquire knowledge, telling them that they had all been youngsters at some stage, but the day soon came when they were counted amongst the senior scholars. “Although you people are now young,” he would say to them, “you will soon be growing up. So acquire knowledge and become leaders because people will soon need you.” Hadhrat Urwa (RA) tirelessly engaged in Ibaadah and exercised great abstinence. He never missed a single Tahajjud Salaah and fasted very often, even when travelling. In fact, he maintained the practice even when he was suffering the illness that led to his demise. He was therefore fasting on the day that he passed away.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle The fragrance of Rasulullaah (SAW)
The wife of Hadhrat Utba bin Farqad says, “Apart from oiling his beard, my husband never used any perfume. However, he always smelt so fragrant that whenever people met him, they would remark, ‘We have never smelt a fragrance better than Utba’s!’ When I eventually asked him where the fragrance came from, he said, ‘My entire body was covered in sores during the time of Rasulullaah (SAW). I therefore went to him one day and informed him of it. Rasulullaah (SAW) asked me to remove my shirt and when I did, he applied his blessed saliva to my body. The sores then all disappeared and I have been left with this wonderful fragrance on my body.’”

[Tabraani in his Sagheer 98, from Hadhrat Ummu Aasim]

(3) A Fardh Performing the Ruku and Sajdah properly
Rasulullaah (SAW) once said, “The worst of thieves is the one who steals from his Salaah.” “How does a person steal from his Salaah, O Rasulullaah (SAW)?” the Sahabah (RA) asked. “When he does not perform his Ruku and Sajdah properly,” Rasulullaah (SAW) replied.

[Ahmad 11138, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]

Since Rasulullaah (SAW) has described improper Ruku and Sajdah as stealing from Salaah, it is necessary to perform the Ruku and Sajdah properly.

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa when seeing someone off
Rasulullaah (SAW) recited the following Du’aa whenever he saw someone off:

أَسْتَوْدِعُ اللهَ دِيْنَكَ وَأَمَاَنَتَكَ وَخَوَاتِيْمَ عَمَلِكَ

TRANSLATION: I place in Allaah’s custody your Deen, your safety and the last of your deeds.

[Tirmidhi 3443, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The virtues of Surah Mulk
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “There is a Surah of 30 verses in the Qur’aan which interceded on behalf of a person until he was forgiven. The Surah is Surah Mulk.”

[Tirmidhi 2891, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin It is only pride that causes people to reject Allaah’s signs
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Those who dispute about Allaah’s Aayaat without any warrant (justification) that has come to them, have only pride in the hearts, (the justification for) which they shall never reach (until they accept Islaam, they have no reason to be proud). (However, they cannot harm you in the least.) So seek refuge with Allaah. Undoubtedly, only He is the All Hearing, All Seeing”.

[Surah Mu’min, verse 56]


(7) This World The food and drink of this world is short-lived
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(Addressing the Kuffaar of this world, Allaah says,) ‘Eat and enjoy yourselves for a few days. You are certainly sinners (and will soon be punished).’

[Surah Mursalaat, verse 46]

(8) The Aakhirah The severity of the fire of Jahannam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The fire of Jahannam was kindled for a thousand years until it turned red. It was then kindled for another thousand years until it turned white. Thereafter, it was kindled for yet another thousand years until it turned as pitch black as it is now.”

[Shu’abul Imaan 812, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Eating agreeable food
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Let the sick person eat what they enjoy.”

[Kanzul Ummaal 28137, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]

Food that appeals to a person’s disposition has a speedy effect on the body. The sick person should therefore be allowed to eat whatever he craves on condition that it is not harmful for him.

(10) Advice from

Rasulullaah (SAW)

Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Allaah likes the sneeze but not the yawn. You must therefore do your best to suppress a yawn and never yawn with noise because this is from Shaytaan and he laughs at it.”

[Abu Dawood 5028, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

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