|(1) Islaamic History||Imaam Shaafi’ee (RA)|
|Hadhrat Imaam Muhammad bin Idrees Shaafi’ee (RA) was an unparalleled scholar of his time in terms of his intellect, memory and steadfastness in the face of hardship. He was born in the year 150 A.H., just as a few days after his father passed away. He accompanied his mother to Makkah at the age of two and completed memorising the Qur’aan at the age of seven. He then started to acquire the knowledge of Fiqh and Ahadeeth from the Ulema of Makkah and would memorise a Hadith immediately upon hearing it. He then travelled to Madinah to study under Imaam Maalik (RA), where he remained for three years. It was at a young age that he mastered the many sciences of Deen and the first book he wrote was Ar Risaalah, which discussed the principles of Fiqh. He then proceeded to write approximately 113 books on various subjects. He was so loved and acclaimed throughout the Muslim world that when he moved from Iraq to Egypt, a large group of Ulema from Shaam, Yemen, Iraq and various other places moved with him to continue studies under him. Hadhrat Sulaymaan bin Rabee says that he once counted 900 Ulema on horseback at the door of Imaam Shaafi’ee (RA). It was in Egypt on the 30th of Rajab in the year 204 A.H. that he passed away at the age of 54. He passed away after Maghrib and was buried on a Friday after the Asr Salaah.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||The effect of the water Rasulullaah (SAW) sprinkled|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) had once taken a bath when his foster child Hadhrat Zaymab bint Abu Salamah (RA) arrived. Rasulullaah (SAW) playfully sprinkled some water on her face. The effect of this was that until she was an old woman, the fresh look of a youthful person never left her face.
[Isti’aab Vol.2 Pg.99]
|(3) A Fardh||It Is Fardh to choose a profession that is Halaal|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “After fulfilling Allaah’s rights and the Faraa’idh, it is Fardh (obligatory) for every Muslim to adopt a manner of earning that is Halaal.
[Tabraani in his Kabeer 9851, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)
|(4) A Sunnah||The Du’aa for a stutter|
|The following Du’aa should be recited to illuminate the heart, strengthen the tongue and eliminate stuttering:
رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِيْ صَدْرِيْ وَيَسِّرْ لِيْ أَمْرِيْ وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّنْ لِّسَانِيْ يَفْقَهُواقَوْلِيْ
TRANSLATION: O my Rabb! Expand my chest, make my task easy, and untie the knot (unclear speech that may come) on my tongue so that they (the people I speak to) may understand my speech.
[Surah TaaHaa, verses 25-28]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Hajj is a means of expiation for sins|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “As soon as the camel of the Haaji strikes the ground, Allaah records a good deed to his account, erases as sin or elevates his status in Jannah.”
[Bayhaqi 3961, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The Kuffaar will be unsuccessful|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Indeed those who commit kufr, who forbid (others) from Allaah’s path (Islaam) and who oppose the Rasool (SAW) after guidance (Towheed and the truth of Islaam) has been made clear to them, cannot harm Allaah at all (because the harm will affect only them). Allaah will soon cancel their (good) actions (by not rewarding them in the Aakhirah)”.
[Surah Muhammad (SAW), verse 32]
|(7) This World||Never be impressed by the wealth of the Kuffaar|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “So (O Muhammad ) do not let their (large amounts of) wealth and children impress (or overawe) you. Allaah intends to punish them with these (punish them by means of their wealth and children) in this worldly life and (Allaah intends) that their souls depart (from this world) while they are Kaafiroon. (Wealth and children therefore become a major cause of difficulty, anxiety and cause of destruction for people when Allaah uses them as a form of punishment)”.
[Surah Tuabah, verse 55]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Jannatul Firdous|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When you ask for Jannah, ask for Jannatul Firdous because it is the best and highest of all the gardens of Jannah. Above it is the throne of Allaah and all the rivers of Jannah have their sources here.”
[Bukhaari 7423, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||The benefits of pears|
|Hadhrat Talha (RA) reports that he once met Rasulullaah (SAW) as Rasulullaah (SAW) held a pear in his hand. “Take this, O Talha,” Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Because it gives peace of heart.”
[Ibn Maajah 3369]
|(10) Advice from Rasulullaah(SAW)|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “No man should see the private areas of another man and no woman should see the private areas of another woman. No two men or two women should also sleep beneath the same bedding.”
[Muslim 768, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]