|(1) Islaamic History||The lessons of Imaam Maalik (RA)|
|Imaam Maalik (RA) started lecturing in the year 117 A.H. at the age of 24 and continued doing so for 62 years. The gathering around him was remarkable in that there were many governors, affluent people as well as senior Ulema present, and even the Khalifah of the time. When the Khalifah Haroon Rasheed F arrived in Madinah once, he expressed the desire to learn the Mu’atta. Imaam Maalik (RA) informed him that he would be teaching it the following day. While the Khalifah assumed that Imaam Maalik (RA) would come to him, the lesson continued as normal in the usual gathering. When the Khalifah asked the reason for this, Imaam Maalik (RA) told him, “People go out in search of knowledge. Knowledge does not go out in search of people.” When the Khalifah then requested that the rest of the people leave the gathering, Imaam Maalik (RA) replied, “I cannot deprive thousands of people merely for the benefit of a single person.”|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Protection of the eyes|
|Amongst the many bounties that Allaah has blessed us with are out eyes. As precious as they are, they are just as delicate. Allaah has therefore seen to its protection. Should any little object threaten to enter the eye, the eyelids close immediately to protect them and if any large object should threaten them, Allaah has constructed the protruding bones around them, which ensure their protection. Allaah is undoubtedly the Most Powerful Creator.|
|(3) A Fardh||Following the Imaam in Salaah|
|Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) taught them never to perform an act of Salaah before the Imaam does it.
When following the Imaam, all postures are to be carried out after the Imaam. It is not permissible to perform them before the Imaam does so.
|(4) A Sunnah||Turning the face when saying the Salaam|
|When turning his face right and left to make Salaam after Salaah, Rasulullaah (SAW) turned his neck as much as the colour of his cheeks was visible.
[Muslim 1315, from Hadhrat Sa’d (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The virtue of the Haaji|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that every time the Haaji recites Tasbeeh or Takbeer, he is given glad tidings.
[Tabraani in his Kabeer 1324, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The punishment for people who create pictures|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The people who will be most severely punished on the Day of Qiyaamah will be those who create pictures.”
[Bukhaari 5950, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]
|(7) This World||Making the world one’s objective|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person makes this world his objective of life, Allaah will disperse all his affairs and place poverty and hunger before his eyes (he will fear it all the time and he will worry what will happen to him. He will thus spend all his time in this worry) even though he will receive only that much of this world as is decreed for him. On the other hand, the person who makes the Aakhirah his objective, Allaah will gather all his affairs together, enrich his heart (fill his heart with contentment) and this world will fall at his feet in humility.”
[Ibn Maajah 4105, from Hadhrat Zaid bin Thaabit (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Receiving the book of deeds in the right hand|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O man, indeed you make great (good and evil) efforts in your journey (through this world) towards (the Aakhirah where you will meet with) your Rabb and will soon meet with (the fruit of) your efforts. As for him who is given his record (of his actions) in his right hand (indicating his entry into Jannah), an easy reckoning will be taken from him (his every action will not be scrutinised) and (after this,) he will return happily to his family (in Jannah).”
[Surah Inshiqaaq, verses 6-9]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Using henna|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) advised the use of henna as a dye stating that it promotes youth, beauty, and virility.
[Kanzul Ummaal 17300, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Never proceed ahead of Allaah and His Rasool (SAW) (never do anything or comment on anything until Allaah and Rasulullaah (SAW) have issued directives concerning the matter). Fear Allaah, for verily Allaah is All Hearing, All Knowing”.
[Surah Hujuraat, verse 1]