06
JAN
2016

25th Rabee’ul Awwal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Blessings in the home of Hadhrat Haleema (RA)
It was during a period of severe drought that the women of the Banu Sa’d tribe came to Makkah to take children to their village for rearing. Hadhrat Haleema (RA)had also arrived with her husband Haarith bin Abdul Uzza, riding upon their emaciated camel. While almost all the women with her managed to take children belonging to wealthy homes, Hadhrat Haleema (RA)could not find such a child. The women did not want to take home the grandson of Abdul Muttalib because he had no father and they therefore could not expect to be paid well. Feeling pity for the orphaned child and unwilling to return home empty-handed, Hadhrat Haleema (RA)consulted with her husband and they agreed to take the little Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) home with them. She immediately saw the blessings of the child when the same weak camel of theirs that always lagged behind the caravan became the speediest camel of all, running ahead of the rest. In fact, the others had to ask them to make the camel slow down. When they reached home, their goat whose teats had dried up due to hunger suddenly yielded so much milk that they could drink to their fill. In fact, despite the drought and hunger at the time, the home of Hadhrat Haleema (RA)was blessed with plenty of food and drink to the extent that people bade their shepherds to graze their animals where the animals of Hadhrat Haleema (RA)grazed.
(2) Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)’s Miracle The pain Hadhrat Ali (RA) suffered is cured
Hadhrat Ali (RA) reports that he was once in so much pain that he thought he would die. When he reported it to Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), the Nabi of Allaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) made Du’aa saying, “O Allaah! Do cure him.” Hadhrat Ali (RA) relates that the pain immediately vanished and he never suffered the same pain ever again.

[Dalaa’il 2428]

(3) A Fardh Treating the mother kindly
A person once asked, “O Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)! Who most deserves my kindness?” “Your mother,” Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) replied. “Then who?” he asked further. “Your mother,” Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) replied again. “Then who?” he asked yet again. “Your mother,” Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) replied. “Then who?” he asked once more. This time Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Your father.”

[Bukhaari 5971, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for light in the grave
The following Du’aa should be recited for one’s grave to be illuminated:

 

اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْ نُوْرًا فِيْ قَبْرِيْ

TRANSLATION: O Allaah! Grant me light in my grave.

[Tirmidhi 3419, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Serving the Maternal Aunt
A person once came to Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and asked, “O Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)! I have committed a grave sin. Is there any way by which I can secure forgiveness?” “Is your mother alive?” Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) asked. “No,” he replied. “Then does your mother have any living sisters?” When he replied that she did, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Then treat them well.”

[Tirmidhi 1904, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]

(6) A Sin Following the Deen to acquire the world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Among man is one who worships Allaah like a person on edge (unsure and unstable, capable of being diverted from Allaah’s worship by the smallest doubt). If any good (of this world) comes to him, he is content with it (following the Deen). However, if any trial overtakes him, his face turns (direction and he reverts to kufr). (By doing this,) He is at a loss in this world and in the Aakhirah (because he will suffer in both worlds). This is the manifest loss”.

[Surah Hajj, verse 11]

(7) This World Regarding the world as better than the Aakhirah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “However, they (most people) prefer the life of this world whereas the Aakhirah is much better and much more lasting”.

[Surah A’la, verses 16-17]

(8) The Aakhirah Allaah will speak to every person
Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “There is not a single person with whom Allaah will not speak directly to without any veil or interpreter in between. When he looks to his right, he will only see the (good) deeds he carried and when he looks to the left, he will see only the sins he committed, while Jahannam will be staring him in the face.”

[Bukhaari 1413 and 7512, from Hadhrat Adi bin Haatim (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) Treatment for fever
Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that when a person experiences fever, he should treat it by reciting the following Du’aa when he takes a bath for three days:

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنَّمَا اغْتَسَلْتُ رِجَاءَشِفَائِكَ

وَتَصْدِيْقَ نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

TRANSLATION: I begin this bath in the name of Allaah. O Allaah! I am taking a bath with the hope that you cure me and with the conviction in the words of Your Nabi Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).

[Ibn Abi Shaybah Vol 7, Pg. 145, from Hadhrat Makhool F]

(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)  
Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Think excessively of the destroyer of all pleasures, which is death.”

[Ibn Maajah 4258, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

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