|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Ummu Habeebah (RA)|
|The real name of Hadhrat Ummu Habeebah (RA) was Ramla bint Abu Sufyaan. She was born 17 years before Rasulullaah (SAW) announced his Prophethood. She was first married to Hadhrat Ubaydullaah bin Jahash Asadi, from whom she had a daughter called Habeebah. It was on account of this that she was given the title of Ummu Habeebah. She had migrated with her family to Abyssinia, where Ubaydullaah became a Christian. Hadhrat Ummu Habeebah (RA) therefore separated from him and he later died as a Christian. Rasulullaah (SAW) then sent a proposal of marriage to her, which she happily accepted. She appointed Hadhrat Khaalid bin Sa’eed (RA) as her representative, and her marriage was performed by Najaashi the king of Abyssinia. She then joined a caravan and reached Madinah. Hadhrat Ummu Habeebah (RA) was a pious woman and was particular about following the Sunnah of Rasulullaah (SAW) and advising others to do the same. She once heard Rasulullaah (SAW) say that the person who performs 12 Rakaahs Nafl Salaah daily will surely enter Jannah. She then performed these Rakaahs regularly until her dying day. Muhadditheen have reported 65 Ahadeeth from her. She passed away during the Khilaafah of her brother Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA) in the year 44 A.H. and is buried in Madinah.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Protection of the eyes|
|Amongst the many bounties that Allaah has blessed us with are our eyes. As precious as they are, they are just as delicate. Allaah has therefore seen to its protection. Should any little object threaten to enter the eye, the eyelids close immediately to protect them and if any large object should threaten them, Allaah has constructed the protruding bones around them, which ensure their protection. Allaah is undoubtedly the Most Powerful Creator.|
|(3) A Fardh||Following the Imaam in Salaah|
|Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) said “Do not proceed into any posture before the Imaam.”
When performing Salaah behind an Imaam, all postures are to be performed after the Imaam. It is not permissible to precede the Imaam in any posture.
|(4) A Sunnah||Gargling thrice in Wudhu|
|When explaining the method of performing Wudhu, Hadhrat Ali (RA) stated that Rasulullaah (SAW) gargled thrice.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Praising Allaah in all conditions|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that the first people to be called to enter Jannah will be those who praised Allaah in happiness and sadness, in prosperity and in adversity.
[Mustadrak of Haakim 1851, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Eating Haraam food|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Jahannam is more deserving of the body that is nourished on Haraam.”
[Tirmidhi 614, from Hadhrat Ka’b bin Ujrah (RA)]
|(7) This World||Being content with a little sustenance|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person is content with a small measure of sustenance from Allaah, Allaah will be content with a small measure of deeds from him.”
[Bayhaqi 4409, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The food of the people of Jahannam|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “There shall neither be any friend for him today (to assist him) nor any food except the filth remaining after washing (the puss and blood oozing from the wounds of the people of Jahannam). (It is a food that) Only the sinners shall eat it (in Jahannam)”.
[Surah Haaqa, verses 35-37]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||A cure for insanity|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The Ajwa date is from amongst the fruits of Jannah and is a cure for insanity.”
[Ibn Maajah 3453, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA) and Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Obey (the commands of) Allaah and His Rasool and do not fall into dispute (quarrels) with each other, for then you will become cowardly (weak) and your strength will be lost. Exercise sabr, for verily Allaah is with those who exercise sabr”.
[Surah Anfaal, verse 46]