18th Muharram Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Nooh (AS)’s disobedient son
Hadhrat Nooh (AS) had a son named Kan’aan who lived amongst the Kuffaar. When the Mu’mineen were in the ark as the flood was raging, Hadhrat Nooh (AS) called to his son to join them on the ark, but he told his father that he would save himself by climbing the highest mountain. Hadhrat Nooh (AS) said to him, “It is only those upon whom Allaah has mercy who will be saved today.” As they were speaking, a huge wave came between them and swept his son to his death. Hadhrat Nooh (AS) was very distressed by this and asked Allaah why his son had drowned when Allaah had promised to safeguard his family. Allaah then informed him that his son was really not from his family because his beliefs and actions were those of the Kuffaar.

[Adapted from Surah Hood]

(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 thought his life.
(3) A Fardh It is Fardh to abstain from interest
In the Qur’aan, Allaah instructs the people of Imaan not to consume interest.

[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 130]

It is a grave sin to consume interest, pay it and to use the proceeds in any way because the Qur’aan and the Ahadeeth have sounded grave warnings of punishment for all of this. It is therefore Fardh (obligatory) for every Muslim to abstain from interest in every way.

(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The Du’aa for waking up
Hadhrat Hudhayfah (RA) reports that whenever Rasulullaah (SAW) awakened from his sleep, he would recite the following Du’aa:


اَلْحَمْدُ لِلهِ ا لَّذِیْ أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَاِلَيْهِ النُّشُوْرِ

TRANSLATION: All praise belongs to Allaah Who has brought us back to life after causing us to die and it is to Him that we will be resurrected.

[Bukhaari 6312]

(5) A Nafl Loving others for the pleasure of Allaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) mentioned that amongst the people to be shaded beneath the shade of Allaah’s throne on the Day of Qiyaamah will be those who loved each other solely for the pleasure of Allaah.

[Bukhaari 660, Muslim 2389, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin Accusing people
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Whoever commits a minor sin or a major sin and then casts the blame on (accuses) an innocent person, he has indeed burdened himself with a great slander and clear sin (for which he will suffer terrible punishment)”.

[Surah Nisaa, verse 112]

(7) This World Things of this world cause people to neglect Allaah’s remembrance
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Let not your wealth and your children (the things of this world) make you neglect Allaah’s remembrance (the duties that you owe to Allaah). Those who do this are certainly losers (who will lose the bounties of the Aakhirah)”.

[Surah Munaafiqoon, verse 9]

(8) The Aakhirah The rivers of Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) mentioned that there shall be rivers of water, rivers of milk, rivers of honey and rivers of wine in Jannah.

[Tirmidhi 2771]

The wine of Jannah will not be intoxicating and will have a most pleasant fragrance.

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The benefits of pomegranates
Rasulullaah (SAW) advised that pomegranates be eaten with their seeds for they bring new life to a person’s stomach.

[Ahmad 22726, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]

Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that together with strengthening the stomach, pomegranates are also beneficial in curing people from coughs that they have been suffering from for a long time.

(10) Advice from

Rasulullaah (SAW)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) once took hold of his hand and said, “Abstain from Haraam, and you will become the greatest worshipper. Be content with the distribution of Allaah and you will become the wealthiest of people. Be good to your neighbours and you will attain the most perfect Imaan. Like for others what you like for yourself and you will become a true Muslim. Do not laugh excessively because excessive laughter kills the heart.”

[Tirmidhi 2305]

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