|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Yunus (RA)|
|Hadhrat Yunus (RA) was one of Allaah’s chosen Ambiyaa (AS) from amongst the Bani Israa’eel. He was born in the famous city of Nineveh in Iraq and it was to the people of this city that Allaah sent Hadhrat Yunus (RA) as a Nabi because they were steeped in Kufr. He called them towards the worship of One Allaah for a long period of time, but they refused to listen and mocked at him. When they all started to treat him in this manner, Hadhrat Yunus (RA) cursed them and left the city. After he had left, the people started to see the signs of pending punishment from Allaah and were convinced that Hadhrat Yunus (RA) really was the Nabi of Allaah. Together with their leaders, they all then went out into an open plain and wept as they repented to Allaah. Allaah then accepted their repentance and did not punish them.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||The Qur’aan is the greatest miracle|
|The Qur’aan is the greatest miracle of Rasulullaah (SAW) that was not granted to any other Nabi (RA). Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Every Nabi had been granted such miracles that people accepted Imaan by witnessing. The miracle that Allaah granted me is the Qur’aan that Allaah has revealed to me. I therefore have great hope that I shall have the most followers on the Day of Qiyaamah.”
This miracle of Rasulullaah (SAW) shall be present until the Day of Qiyaamah. The ease with which it is memorised and the millions of Huffaadh are miracles by themselves because books even a quarter of its size cannot be memorised by people. Even until today, the people of other religions are at a loss to produce anything like it.
|(3) A Fardh||Allaah grants children|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “To Allaah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He creates whatever he wills. He confers females (offspring) to whoever He wills, confers males to whoever He wills or He pairs them as male and female (offspring to those parents whom He wills). Allaah also makes whoever He wills barren (so that they do not have any children). Indeed, He is the All Knowing (knows who deserves what), All Powerful (He does as He pleases)”.
[Surah Shura, verse 49-50]
It is necessary for all Muslims to believe that only Allaah grants children.
|(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Du’aa for parents and all Muslims|
|The following Du’aa should be recited for one’s parents and for all Muslims in general:
رَبِّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ وَلِوَالِدَيَّ وَلِمَنْ دَخَلَ بَيْتِيَ مُؤْمِنًا وَّلِلْمُؤْمِنِيْنَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
TRANSLATION: O my Rabb! Forgive me, my parents, whoever enters my home as a Mu’min and all the Mu’mineen and Mu’minaat.
[Surah Nooh, verse 28]
|(5) A Nafl||Building a Masjid|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person builds a house for Allaah (a Masjid), Allaah will build for him a house just like it in Jannah.”
|(6) A Sin||Failure to control the tongue|
|Hadhrat Mu’aadh (RA) once asked, “O Rasulullaah (SAW)! Will we be called to account for the things we say?” “O Mu’aadh!” Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “It is because of the heedless things that the tongue says that people will be thrown headlong into Jahannam.”
|(7) This World||The reality of this worldly life|
|Allaah says, “The life of the world (besides those things done to please Allaah) is but play (pastime) and sport and most certainly the home of the Aakhirah is best for those with Taqwa (those who realise that the Aakhirah is their true home). Do you not understand?”
[Surah An’aam, verse 32]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The hammers in Jahannam|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that if a mountain was to be struck by a hammer from Jahannam, it would be reduced to smithereens.
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Honey as treatment for the intestines|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the person who takes honey for three mornings every month will not be afflicted by any diseases.
Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that honey cleanses out all toxins that may have collected in the intestines and stomach. It also cleanses the liver and chest and is effective in treating wet coughs. Honey mixed in water is also effective in treating people who have been bitten by rabid dogs.
|(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Beware of the curse of an oppressed person because there is no obstacle between Allaah and his curse.”