23rd Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Ummul Mu’mineen Hadhrat Sauda (RA)
Hadhrat Sauda (RA) was the only wife of Rasulullaah (SAW) who belonged to the famous Aamir bin Luway tribe of the Quraysh. She accepted Islaam from the beginning and also migrated to Abyssinia with her husband Hadhrat Sakraan bin Amr (RA). They returned after a few years. She had a son named Abdur Rahmaan from Hadhrat Sakraan (RA). After Hadhrat Sakraan (RA) had passed away Rasulullaah (SAW) married her. This occurred 10 years after Rasulullaah (SAW) announced his Prophethood. Hadhrat Sauda (RA) was distinguished even amongst the wives of Rasulullaah (SAW) for her obedience. When Rasulullaah (SAW) gave his wives the command after the Farewell Hajj to remain in their homes, she took the command to heart and never even proceeded for Hajj afterwards. She used to say. “I have performed both Umrah and Hajj and shall now practise upon the command of Allaah.”
(2) Allaah’s Power Protection of every morsel of food
When we take up any morsel of food to eat, our fingers first test the temperature, after which it passes by the eyes, which see whether it has anything harmful on it. It then passes by the nose, which smells whether it has gone bad. When it enters the mouth, the tongue again tests the temperature and again tastes whether it has gone bad. It is after all these tests that the morsel moves to the belly in a sound state. Allaah has arranged all of this protection.
(3) A Fardh The importance of Salaah in Islaam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “There is no Deen without Salaah. The status of Salaah in Deen is like the status of the head in the body.”

[Tabraani in his Kabeer 19, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]

(4) A Sunnah Two Rakaahs Salaah after Isha
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA) reports that he performed two Rakaahs (Sunnah) Salaah with Rasulullaah (SAW) after the Isha Salaah.                                                                                                                                                              [Bukhaari 1172]

It is Sunnah Mu’akkadah to perform two Rakaahs Salaah after the Fardh of Isha, but before the Witr.

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Sadaqah defeats Shaytaan
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person gives anything as Sadaqah, it breaks the jaws of seventy Shayaateen.

[Mustadrak of Haakim 1521, from Hadhrat Buraydah (RA)]

(6) A Sin Forsaking Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that forsaking Salaah makes one a Kaafir.

[Muslim 246, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]

(7) This World The world opening up to people
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The wealth of this world shall soon open up to you to the extent that you will begin decorating your homes as the Kabah is decorated.”

[Tabraani in his Kabeer 17730, from Hadhrat Abu Juhfa (RA)]

(8) The Aakhirah The drinks and utensils of Jannah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Utensils of silver (containing the most sumptuous foods) will be brought to them as well as glasses of crystal (containing the most delicious drinks) such crystal that is of silver (unlike anything of this world), (which those serving will fill) with an appropriate measure (neither will the drink be too little that the person will wish he had more, nor will it be too much that he would have to force himself to finish it). They will be given to drink from cups containing a (wonderful) mixture of ginger. (While the things of Jannah may share their names with things of this world, there will be no further similarity. Therefore, the ginger of Jannah cannot be compared to the ginger of this world)”.

[Surah Dahar, verses 15-17]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The Barni Date
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the Barni date is the best of dates and a medicine that has no ill effects.

[Mustadrak of Haakim 8243, from Hadhrat Mazeedah (RA)]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Do not take your fathers and your brothers as (close) friends if they prefer kufr to Imaan. Whoever of you will befriend them, then these are the oppressors (because they will be harming themselves and their Deen and will be reluctant to strive in Jihaad)”.

[Surah Taubah, verse 23]

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