21th Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Maariya Qibtiyyah (RA)
Hadhrat Maariya Qibtiyyah (RA) was the mother of Rasulullaah (SAW)’s son Ibraheem (RA). When Rasulullaah (SAW) sent a letter with Hadhrat Haatib bin Balta’ah (RA) to king Maqowqas of Alexandria, the king kissed the letter and entertained the envoy. When Hadhrat Haatib (RA) was leaving, the king sent three slave women with him as a gift to Rasulullaah (SAW). Amongst these women was Hadhrat Maariya (RA) and her sister Seereen (RA). Hadhrat Haatib (RA) invited the two of them to Islaam, they both accepted and became excellent Muslims. Rasulullaah (SAW) gave Hadhrat Seereen (RA) to Hadhrat Hassaan (RA) and kept Hadhrat Maariya (RA) for himself. She gave birth to Rasulullaah (SAW)’s son Ibraaheem (RA) in Dhul Hijjah 8 A.H., because of which she became an Ummul Walad. Hadhrat Ibraheem (RA) passed away after 18 months. After Rasulullaah (SAW) passed away, Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) and Hadhrat Umar (RA) always sent gifts for Hadhrat Maariya (RA) and she eventually passed away in Muharram 16 A.H. and is buried in Jannatul Baqee in Madinah.
(2) Allaah’s Power The camel
Amongst the many animals that Allaah had created on earth, one of the most striking is the camel. Allaah has created such a capacity within it that it can store a week’s supply of water and use it when it needs it most in the desert. Its feet are wide and soft because of which it does not sink into the softy desert sand and is able to walk with ease and speed. Through His power, Allaah has perfectly adapted every animal to its surroundings.
(3) A Fardh Silence in Salaah
Hadhrat Zaid in Arqam (RA) reports that during the early days of Islaam, they used to speak to the person next to them as they performed Salaah. However, when the verse of the Qur’aan instructed them to stand in silence, they stopped this.

[Tirmidhi 405]

(4) A Sunnah Tahneek
Hadhrat Asmaa (RA) reports that when her son Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zubayr (RA) was born and she placed him in Rasulullaah (SAW)’s lap, Rasulullaah (SAW) asked for a date, chewed it and then placed it in child’s mouth.

[Bukhaari 5469]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Safeguarding the eyes from Jahannam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that two pairs of eyes will never be touched by Jahannam; the eyes that weep out of fear for Allaah and the eyes that stay awake standing guard in the path of Allaah.

[Tirmidhi 1639, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]

(6) A Sin Allowing the lower garment to reach below the ankles
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person allows his lower garment to hang below the ankles out of pride (or fashion), Allaah will not even look at him with mercy on the Day of Qiyaamah.”

[Bukhaari 5788, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(7) This World Anything more than necessary is for Shaytaan
Rasulullaah (SAW) once said to Hadhrat Jaabir (RA), “One bedding is sufficient for the husband, another for the wife and a third for the guest. The fourth one will be for Shaytaan.”

[Muslim 5452]

(8) The Aakhirah The frightening scene of Qiyaamah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “He (sarcastically) asks, “When will the Day of Qiyaamah come?” When eyes will be bewildered (out of extreme fear), the moon will eclipse (lose its light) and the sun and moon will be joined (will be made the same – both without light). Man will say on that day, “Where is an escape?” No! There is definitely no place of safety (to escape). On this day, the only abode (place of safety) shall be towards your Rabb”.

[Surah Qiyaamah, verse 6-12]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The cure for pneumonia
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that Waras, Qust, and olive oil are effective in treating pneumonia.

[Ibn Maajah 3467, from Hadhrat Zaid bin Arqam (RA)]

Waras is a type of herb similar to the sesame seed, which is used for dyeing. Qust is a fragrant twig also known as Indian Ood.

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Do not be like those (Mushrikeen of Makkah) who left their homes arrogantly (boastfully) and to show people (announcing that they would not return home without waiting for the Muslim army at Badr) and who prevent (others) from Allaah’s path (from Islaam). Allaah surrounds all that they do (He knows all that they do and will punish them for their wrongdoing)”.

[Surah Anfaal, verse 47]

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