14
AUG
2015

28th Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Sons
Two of Rasulullaah (SAW)’s sons were born in Makkah from Hadhrat Khadeeja (RA). The eldest was Qaasim (RA), because of whom Rasulullaah (SAW) received the title of Abul Qaasim. The second son was named Abdullaah and was also known as Taahir and Tayyib. He was born only after Rasulullaah (SAW) announced his Prophethood. When he passed away, the Kuffaar started to mock at Rasulullaah (SAW), saying that now his Deen and his name will no longer survive. This remark hurt Rasulullaah (SAW) and Surah Kowthar was revealed to console him. Hadhrat Maariya Qibtiyya (RA) gave birth to Rasulullaah (SAW)’s third son Ibraaheem (RA) in Dhul Hijjah 8 A.H. Because she stayed in upper parts of Madinah, the area became known as Sarya Umm Ibraheem. Hadhrat Ibraheem (RA), however, passed away after 18 months.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Rain by the Du’aa of Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) and the Sahabah (RA) were once travelling when their water supply finished. They reported this to Rasulullaah (SAW), who then started to make Du’aa. A cloud immediately appeared and it started to rain so abundantly that the Sahabah (RA) were able to satisfy themselves and even take water along as provisions.[Bayhaqi 1985, from Hadhrat Aasim bin Umar (RA)]
(3) A Fardh The promise of forgiveness for performing Salaah properly
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Allaah has made the five daily Salaahs Fardh. When a person performs Wudhu properly, performs the Salaah in its correct time and performs the Ruku and Sajdah as it ought to be performed, Allaah promises to forgive him. As for the one who does not do this, there is no promise for him. Allaah may forgive him if He pleases or punish him.”[Abu Dawood 425, from Hadhrat Ubaadah bin Saamit (RA)]
(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for the mornings and evenings
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that Allaah will make that person happy who recites the following Du’aa every morning and evening: 

رَضِيْنَا بِاللهِ رَبّاً وَّبِالْاِسْلَامِ دِينًا وَّبِمُحَمَّدٍ رَّسُوْلًا

TRANSLATION: I am happy with Allaah as my Rabb, with Islaam as my Deen and with Muhammad (SAW) as my Nabi.

[Abu Dawood 5072]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Fasting distances one from Jahannam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who fasts a single day for Allaah will be placed at a distance of a hundred years from Jahannam.”[Nasa’ee 2256, from Hadhrat Uqba bin Aamir (RA)]
(6) A Sin Contenting the truth
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Who can be more unjust than he who forges lies about Allaah (by claiming that Allaah has partners) when he is being called to Islaam? Allaah does not guide unjust people (the Kuffaar who refuse to accept the truth despite acknowledging that it is the truth)”. [Surah Saff, verse 7]
(7) This World The nature of man
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “As for man, (instead of learning from the incidents of the past, he takes no heed and) when his Rabb tests him (to see whether he is grateful to Allaah) by granting him honour and favours, he says, “My Rabb has honoured me (because I am His chosen one and deserve this).” (Instead of expressing thanks to Allaah and using the wealth and favours in a manner that pleases Allaah, he becomes proud and conceited.) However, when He (Allaah) tests him (man) by reducing his sustenance (to see whether he exercises patience), he says, “My Rabb has disgraced me!” (He therefore fails the test by complaining and thereafter flouting Allaah’s commands in a desperate effort to acquire some wealth)”.[Surah Fajr, verses 15-16]
(8) The Aakhirah The tents of Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “There shall be dome tents of pearl in Jannah, the width of which will be the distance of sixty miles. There shall be a wife of the person in Jannah in every corner of the tent, with the one unable to see the other.”[Bukhaari 4879, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Qais (RA)]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Abstinence from harmful foods
Rasulullaah (SAW) was once with Hadhrat Ali (RA) at Hadhrat Ummu Mundhir (RA)’s house when they were served some dates. When he had some, Rasulullaah (SAW) said to Hadhrat Ali (RA), “Enough now Ali! You are still weak (recovering from your illness).” When Hadhrat Ummu Mundhir (RA) then served them a dish with beetroot with barley, Rasulullaah (SAW) said to Hadhrat Ali (RA), “O Ali! Eat this because it is good for you.”[Abu Dawood 3856]

This dish consisting of beetroot with barley is extremely beneficial for people who are recovering from their illnesses and need to gain strength.

(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)  
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Complete the first row, then the one behind it and only if there is a shortage (of space), then they should be in the last row (the front rows must therefore be fully completed first).”[Nasa’ee 819, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
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