|(1) Islaamic History||The Hijrah of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)|
|When Allaah granted Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) the permission to migrate to Madinah, he informed Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) that they would be travelling together and the necessary preparations were made. They eventually left at night with the food for the journey that Hadhrat Asmaa (RA) the daughter of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) had prepared. As they departed, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) cast a parting glance at the Kabah and said, “I love you more than anything else in the world. Had my people not forced me to leave, I would have never chosen another place to live.” Together with the grief of leaving home and hearth and the hardship of the rocky journey ahead, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) feared being apprehended by the Mushrikeen. However, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) bore all hardships for the sake of the Deen. As they travelled, Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) sometimes walked ahead of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and sometimes walked behind. When Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) asked him the reason for this, he explained that whenever he sensed danger from the front, he walked ahead, and when he sensed danger from the back, he walked behind. Because the Mushrikeen were searching for Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), they hid in the cave of Thowr for a few days before completing the journey. Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) ensured that he entered the cave before Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) to clean it and to ensure that it was safe.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The channels of food and air|
|Allaah has provided two separate channels for food and air to enter the body. When we eat or drink, the windpipe automatically closes so that the food is not channelled into the lungs, thereby causing suffocation. Then when we inhale air, it is automatically channelled to the lungs. It is through the power of Allaah that all this happens despite the fact that the two are situated next to each other.|
|(3) A Fardh||It is Fardh to abstain from interest|
|In the Qur’aan, Allaah instructs the people of Imaan not to consume interest.
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 130]
It is a grave sin to consume interest, pay it and to use the proceeds in any way because the Qur’aan and the Ahadeeth have sounded grave warnings of punishment for all of this. It is therefore Fardh (obligatory) for every Muslim to abstain from interest in every way.
|(4) A Sunnah||Sleeping immediately after Isha|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would neither sleep before the Isha Salaah, nor would he remain awake afterwards.
[Ahmad 25748, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Proceeding to the Masjid to perform Salaah in Jamaa’ah|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “When a person proceeds to the Masjid for Salaah, he will receive the reward of a good deed for every step taken and a sin will be forgiven for every step.”
[Ahmad 6563, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Allowing the lower garment to reach below the ankles|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) 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||The reward for abstinence|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “The person who desires Jannah will hasten to do good and the person who fears Jahannam will not pay heed to his desires. Pleasures are useless to the person waiting for death and calamities are easy for the person who shuns this world.”
[Bayhaqi 10219, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The attire of the people of Jannah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Their clothing will be (made of) fine green silk and thick silk. (In addition to this,) They will be adorned with bangles of silver (which will add to their beauty) and their Rabb shall give them pure drinks (that will neither be impure like the wines of this world nor intoxicating). (When enjoying all these bounties, they will be told,) ‘This is your reward. Your efforts (to please Allaah in the world) have been appreciated (accepted, and these bounties are a token of Our appreciation).’”
[Surah Dahar, verses 21-22]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)||Curing toothache|
|When Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Rawaaha (RA) was once suffering from severe toothache, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) called him close, placed his hand on the affected area and recited the following Du’aa seven times:
اَللّٰهُمَّ اَذْهِبْ عَنْهَا سُوءِهٗ وَفَحْشَهٗ بِدَعْوَةِ نَبِيِّكَ
الطَّيِّبُ المُبَارَكُ المَكِينَ عِنْدِكَ بَسْمِ اللهِ
The pain was immediately alleviated.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily Allaah instructs you to (amicably) return trusts (that others place in your care) to their rightful owners”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 58]