|(1) Islaamic History||The queen of Saba|
|During the time of Hadhrat Sulaymaan (AS), the people of Saba in Yemen were ruled by a queen named Bilqis, who had an elaborate throne that was widely spoken about. The incident as mentioned in the Qur’aan states that when Hadhrat Sulaymaan (AS) once asked a bird Hudhud where he had been, Hudhud replied that he had been to Saba. He explained that the people of Saba worship the sun and that a queen rules them. Hadhrat Sulaymaan (AS) sent a letter to the queen with Hudhud, inviting her and her people to accept Islaam. When the queen consulted with her ministers, they advised her to wage war against Hadhrat Sulaymaan (AS). She, however, sent expensive gifts to Hadhrat Sulaymaan (AS) in an effort to delay the matter, but he returned the gifts with the message that they either come to him in submission or face a war. She then accepted his invitation and proceeded with her army. In the meantime, Hadhrat Sulaymaan (AS) had one of his ministers by the name of Aasif bin Barkhiyyah bring her throne to him. Because he possessed some special knowledge from Allaah, he brought it to Hadhrat Sulaymaan in the time it takes to blink an eyelid. When the queen saw her throne with Hadhrat Sulaymaan (AS), she was astonished and then accepted Imaan.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The spider’s web|
|Allaah has created a little insect called the spider. Despite looking like something insignificant, Allaah has instilled within it the amazing ability to spin a web. Together with serving the purpose of being a home to the spider, the web is also an effective trap for prey. The threads of the web are so strong that despite great efforts, an insect caught inside cannot escape. Such is the power of Allaah that He has instilled such great capabilities within a creature as tiny as the spider.|
|(3) A Fardh||Believing in all the facets of Deen|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that none can be a true Mu’min unless all his desires are subservient to the Deen that he has brought.
This means that whatever we do should be within the limitations of the Shari’ah and not beyond them.
|(4) A Sunnah||Starting all good works from the right side|
|Hadhrat Aa’ishar reports that whenever Rasulullaah (SAW)did anything good, he always started from the right side, such as when he wore his shoes, combed his hair and purified himself.
|(5) A Nafl||Saying Aameen in Salaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Say Aameen when the Imaam recites ‘وَلاَ الضَّالِّينَ’ because when the Aameen of a person coincides with the Aameen of the angels, all his sins are forgiven.”
|(6) A Sin||Opposing Rasulullaah (SAW)|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Whoever opposes the Rasool after the guidance (the truth of Islaam) has become manifest (clear) to him and follows a path other than that of the Mu’mineen, We shall allow him to do that which he is doing and then enter him into Jahannam. It is the worst of abodes”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 115]
|(7) This World||The consequences of making the world one’s objective|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person bows down completely to this world, Allaah hands him over to the world.
|(8) The Aakhirah||The bounties of Jannah|
|Allaah says, “Those with Taqwa shall certainly have success (attain their objective and will have) Jannaat, grapes, youthful maidens of equal age (as their wives) and brimming glasses (of the most delicious drinks)”.
[Surah Naba, verse 31-34]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Unconsciousness|
|Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA) once recited something in the ears of an unconscious person, causing him to regain consciousness. When Rasulullaah (SAW)asked him what it was that he recited, he replied that it was the following verses:
أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَّأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ فَتَعَالَى اللهُ الْمَلِكُ الْحَقُّ لَآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْكَرِيْمِ ، وَمَنْ يَّدْعُ مَعَ اللهِ إِلٰهًا آخَرَ لَا بُرْهَانَ لَهُ بِهِ، فَإِنَّمَا حِسَا بُهُ عِنْدَ رَبِّهِ إِنَّهُ لَا يُفْلِحُ الْكَافِرُونَ وَقُل رَّبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنْتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِيْنَ
“(While living in the world,) Did you think that We had created you in vain (without a specific purpose) and that you would not return to Us (to answer for what you did in the world)?
Exalted is Allaah, the Sovereign, the Truth (The True Illaah). There is no Illaah but He. He is the Rabb of the Glorious Throne.
He who calls on (worships) another Illaah with Allaah has no proof for it (nothing can justify such a practise). His reckoning is with Allaah (Allaah will judge his behaviour). The fact of the matter is that (after Allaah’s Judgement) the Kaafiroon will not succeed (they will suffer eternally in Jahannam).
Say, “O my Rabb! Forgive (our sins) and show mercy (towards us). Undoubtedly, You are the Best of those who show mercy.
[Surah Mu’minoon, verses 115-118]
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “If you dispute regarding any matter, then refer it to Allaah (find the solution in the Qur’aan) and the Rasool (or find the solution in the Ahaadeeth) if you believe in Allaah and the Last Day. This is best (for all) and gives the best result (because you will then not be basing your decisions on your personal opinions)”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 59]