|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Imaam Maalik (RA)|
|Imaam Maalik (RA) was born in the year 93 A.H. and was a contemporary of Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA). He was the greatest Faqih, Muhaddith and Aalim of Madinah at the time and was as noted as Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA) for his abstinence, Taqwa, knowledge and accomplishments. In fact, even the Khalifah of the time sat humbly in his lessons. Despite being elder than him, Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA) also sat in his lessons. The most noted of his works was the Mu’atta, which is a compilation of Ahadeeth and was known as the most authentic book after the Qur’aan before the compilation of Saheeh Bukhaari. His knowledge and piety influenced areas as far off as Tarabulus, Tunis, Jazaa’ir, Marakesh, and Spain. Imaam Maalik (RA) was an outspoken person who did not favour even the Khalifah when issuing his Fataawaa. For this reason, he was often made to suffer the lashes of the government.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||A slow horse becomes a speedy steed|
|Hadhrat Abu Talha (RA) had a horse that was very slow and lazy. When Rasulullaah (SAW) used the horse once to patrol Madinah when there was some noises about the city, the horse suddenly became very fast by the blessings of Rasulullaah (SAW). When he returned from the patrol, Rasulullaah (SAW) commented, “This horse is (as swift as) a river.” Thereafter, there was no horse that could match it for speed.
[Bukhaari 2969, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(3) A Fardh||Performing Tawaaf before leaving for home|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “No person should return home until he presents himself at the Kabah for the last time (to perform the Tawaaf Widaa). The only exception is a woman experiencing her menstrual cycle.”
[Muslim 3220, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
|(4) A Sunnah||When impressed by something|
|The following Du’aa should be recited when one is impressed by something:
مَا شَآءَ اللهُ لَاحَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ
TRANSLATION: As Allaah pleases (so be it). Allaah is the only One who possesses true power or might.
[Ibn Sunni 207, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The virtue of Hajj and Umrah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Performing an Umrah and another thereafter will expiate for the sins committed in between and there is no recompense for an accepted Hajj other than Jannah.”
[Bukhaari 1773, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Rejecting the Aayaat of Allaah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “We granted them (the Aad) powers (immense physical strength) that We never gave you people (or any other before or after them) and We gave them (physical and spiritual) ears, eyes and hearts (with which they were able to hear, see and accept the truth of Towheed). However, their ears, eyes and hearts were of no benefit to them at all because they rejected Allaah’s Aayaat and (eventually) the (punishment for the) mockery they made (of Allaah’s Deen and Nabi) encompassed them (allowing them no escape)”.
[Surah Ahqaaf, verse 26]
|(7) This World||Preferring this world to the Aakhirah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Why is it that when you are told, “Go forth in Allaah’s path,” you drop heavily to the ground (seeming reluctant to participate)? Do you prefer the life of this world to the (great rewards in store in the) Aakhirah (for those who fight in Jihaad)? The pleasure of this worldly life is but little (insignificant) compared to the (comfort and pleasures of the) Aakhirah”.
[Surah Taubah, verse 38]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Entering Jannah all at once|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Seventy thousand or seven hundred thousand members of my Ummah will enter Jannah all at once with their faces radiant like the fourteenth full moon.”
[Bukhaari 3247, from Hadhrat Sahl bin Sa’d (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||The benefits of using the Miswaak|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Do use the Miswaak because it pleases Allaah and sharpens the eyesight.”
[Tabraani in his Awsat 7709, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
|(10) Advice from Rasulullaah(SAW)|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who wants his book of deeds to please him on the Day of Qiyaamah should seek forgiveness in abundance.”
[Tabraani in his Awsat 851, from Hadhrat Zubayr (RA)]