|(1) Islaamic History||The blessed birth of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was born in Makkah in the month of Rabee’ul Awwal, corresponding to April 571 A.D. The entire world was steeped in the darkness of Kufr and Shirk at the time and mankind had strayed far from the ways of the Ambiyaa (AS). Just as Allaah gives light to the world through the means of the sun, moon and stars, He now intended to light up the spirits of mankind through the means of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). He was born in the home of his mother Hadhrat Aamina and named Muhammad (‘the praised one’) by his grandfather Abdul Muttalib. The name Muhammad was new to the people at the time and when they enquired the reason for the name, Abdul Muttalib told them that it was because this grandson of his would be praised throughout the world. He then had an animal slaughtered and invited the Quraysh to a meal.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The sparrow|
|These birds were used in the destruction of Abraha’s army of elephants that threatened to destroy the Kabah. Allaah has given them the intelligence to construct nests for their families and also to teach their young not to mess these nests. Since their fledglings are prone to attacks from bats, they construct the nests from twigs taken from fragrant trees that bats would not approach. It is only through the power of Allaah that such tiny creatures can be capable of such intelligent feats.|
|(3) A Fardh||It is Fardh to treat your parents kindly|
|Allaah says, “Your Rabb has commanded that you worship only Him and that you treat your parents kindly”.
[Surah Bani Israa’eel, verse 23]
It is Fardh (obligatory) to treat one’s parents well in every condition.
|(4) A Sunnah||Performing a Sajdah of gratitude when happy|
|When Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) experienced any happiness, he fell prostrate into Sajdah out of gratitude.
[Abu Dawood 2774, from Hadhrat Abu Bakrah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Caring for a divorced or widowed daughter|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) once asked, “Should I not inform you of the best Sadaqah? It is when your daughter returns home to you and had none but you to provide for her.”
[Ibn Maajah 3667, from Hadhrat Suraaqa bin Maalik (RA)]
|(7) This World||Concealing the knowledge of Deen|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that the person who conceals the knowledge of Deen will be made to wear a bridle of fire on the Day of Qiyaamah. [Tabraani in his Kabeer 10689, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]|
|(7) This World||One’s wealth is but a loan|
|Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA) said, “Each one of you is a guest and his wealth is on loan to him. Every guest has to leave and every loaned item has to be returned.” [Bayhaqi 10241]|
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)||Treating the kidney|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “The reason for pain in the side is a nerve in the kidney, which causes pain when it moves. It may be treated with warm water and honey.” [Mustadrak of Haakim 8237, from Hadhrat (RA)]
A person experiences pain in the sides when he has a stone in the kidney. In fact, such pain is most often an indication of some sort of illness. Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has prescribed that honey mixed in warm water be used to treat this.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Beware of a trial (punishment) that will affect not only the oppressive (wrongdoing) ones from you (but will affect the righteous as well because they did not make an effort to stop the others from sin despite having the ability to do so) ! Know that surely Allaah is severe in punishment” [Surah Anfaal, verse 25]|