02
JAN
2016

21st Rabee’ul Awwal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The condition of people during the 6th century
Ignorance during the 6th century was rampant and people were completely unaware of religion. Idol worship was so common amongst the Arabs that every home had an idol of its own. There were 360 idols in the Kabah apart from the many more that were placed at different locations. In addition to these idols, the people also worshipped the sun, the moon, and the stars. As for the people who claimed to be following a divine religion, they had by then succumbed to adulterating the scriptures to such an extent that if their Ambiyaa i were to return to the world, they would be unable to recognise the religion at all. They had been swept so far from their religion that they had forsaken Towheed and adopted acts that stank of Shirk.
(2) Allaah’s Power Harmful rays of the sun
Allaah has created the magnificent ball of fire we call the sun, which provides both light and heat for us. The sun also produces violent storms which emit harmful rays, which are capable of destroying us should it reach us. However, in His infinite grace and mercy, Allaah keeps us shielded from these rays and allows only the beneficial rays of the sun to reach us.
(3) A Fardh Performing the Ruku and Sajdah properly
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “That Salaah is incorrect in which the Ruku and Sajdah are not performed properly.”

[Tirmidhi 265, from Hadhrat Abu Mas’ood (RA)]

(4) A Sunnah Making Salaam before shaking hands
Hadhrat Jundub (RA) reports that it was the practice of Rasulullaah (SAW) never to shake hands with the Sahabah (RA) without first greeting with Salaam.

[Tabraani in his Kabeer 1700]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Generosity
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Generosity is a tree in Jannah. Whoever behaved generously has held on to one of its branches, which will then lead him into Jannah.
(6) A Sin Using one’s knowledge of Deen to earn a living
Rasulullaah (SAW) mentioned, “When someone acquires the knowledge that pleases Allaah to earn the things of this world, he will not even smell the fragrance of Jannah on the Day of Qiyaamah.”                                         [Abu Dawood 3664, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(7) This World Overeating in this world
When someone belched in the presence of Rasulullaah (SAW), he remarked, “Do not belch in our presence because the hungriest person on the Day of Qiyaamah will be the one who overate in this world.”                                       [Tirmidhi 2478, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
(8) The Aakhirah The people in Jahannam
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Indeed Jahannam is a place of ambush (where the angels of punishment are lying in wait to punish the Kuffaar) an abode for the rebellious (the proud and haughty ones). They will remain there for an extremely long period of time (without their punishment coming to an end). In Jahannam they will taste neither any coolness nor any drink except boiling water and Ghassaaq as a befitting punishment (for their kufr and sins)”.                                                        [Surah Naba, verses 21-25]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Licking the fingers after eating
Rasulullaah (SAW) always licked his fingers after eating.

[Muslim 5296, from Hadhrat Ka’b bin Maalik (RA)]

Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that licking the fingers after meals is exceptionally effective for digestion..

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Do not betray Allaah and the Rasool (SAW) and do not knowingly betray your mutual trusts (by revealing each other’s secrets, breaking promises, etc)”.

[Surah Anfaal, verse 27]

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