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19th Dhul Qa’dah Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The conqueror of Sindh Hadhrat Muhammad bin Qaasim (RA)
The incident of Hadhrat Muhammad bin Qaasim (RA), the man who conquered Sindh, holds a prominent position in the books of history. The people of Sindh always harmed the Arab traders in their region. They would capture their ships and loot their goods. On one occasion, they captured many Arab women and children as well. When the ruler of Sindh, Rajah Daahir, was asked to release the prisoners who were already in prison, he replied by saying, “I have no say over those who have captured the ship.     You people should rather come yourselves to free your prisoners and get back your goods.” It was then in the year 93 A.H. that Hadhrat Muhammad bin Qaasim (RA) left with an army of six thousand men for Sindh. With great accomplishments and with a display of fine character, he conquered all of Sindh as well as Multaan, thus bringing peace and justice to the land. He allowed the people religious freedom and even paid for the protection and alteration of their temples. He gave assistance to the farmers and artisans and treated all people alike, allowing people to live freely in their cities. His excellent character positively influenced Muslims and so were the people of the area. In an unfortunate turn of events, Hadhrat Muhammad bin Qaasim (RA) was recalled to the capital in the year 96 A.H. by the Khalifah and subsequently assassinated.
(2) Allaah’s Power The miracle of water
The beauty, colour and taste of the fruits are all signs of the power of Allaah. While Allaah has made some bitter, He has made others sweet. He has also made some sour and others bland. Some have thorns on their stems, while others have flowers. When a bee sucks the water of a flower, it is made into honey. When fallen inside an oyster, it becomes a pearl and when drunk by a silkworm, it becomes silk.
(3) A Fardh The animal to be sacrifices has to be free of defects
Hadhrat Ali (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) instructed them to ensure that the eyes and ears of the animals to be sacrificed were in perfect order. Rasulullaah (SAW) also instructed them never to slaughter an animal whose ears are cut from the front or the back or torn lengthways or whose ears have holes.

[Tirmidhi 1498]

(4) A Sunnah The Qiraa’ah during the Zuhr and Asr Salaahs
Rasulullaah (SAW) used to recite Surah Burooj and Surah Taariq during the Zuhr and Asr Salaahs.

[Abu Dawood 805, from Hadhrat Jaabir bin Samurah (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The virtue of Salaah in the Masjidun Nabawi
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “A Salaah performed in this Masjid of mine (Masjidun Nabawi) is better than a thousand Salaahs performed in any other Masjid.”

[Bukhaari 1190, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin The punishment for drinking wine
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “My Rabb has taken an oath saying, ‘By My honour! For those who drink even a sip of wine I shall give them as much pus to drink and those who forsake it out of fear for Me, I shall give them to drink from the pure ponds (of Jannah).”

[Ahmad 21804, from Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (RA)]

(7) This World The plight of those who are attached to this world
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person makes himself over to Allaah, Allaah will fulfil all his needs and provide for him from avenues he would never have fathomed. As for the person who hankers after this world, Allaah will hand him over to the world.”                                       [Kanzul Ummaal 6270, from Hadhrat Imraan bin Husayn (RA)]
(8) The Aakhirah The punishment of Jahannam
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(The Kuffaar will be told on the Day of Qiyaamah,) “Proceed towards that (fire of Jahannam) which you used to deny (in the world)!” “Proceed towards the canopy of (smoke, which is so dense that it will rise and divide into) three parts which will neither provide (comforting) shade nor offer any protection from the flames.” Indeed, it (Jahannam) throws sparks like huge palaces (in size) (after which these enormous sparks break up into smaller sparks) resembling pitch-black camels. (When the sparks of Jahannam will be so huge, one cannot imagine the size of Jahannam itself.) May misery be the end of the rejecters on that day!

[Surah Mursalaat, verses 29-34]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The best treatment
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Jibra’eel (AS) informed me that the most effective treatment is cupping.”

[Kanzul Ummaal 28138, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “If you commit kufr, then (this will harm only yourself because) Allaah is certainly Independent of you (and does not need your worship). (However, this does not permit anyone to commit kufr because) Allaah is not pleased with kufr for His slaves (and will punish them for it). If you are grateful (for all He gives you and you worship only Him), then (remember that) this is what He likes for you”.

[Surah Zumar, verse 7]

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