29th Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Anas bin Maalik (RA)
Hadhrat Anas (RA) was born in Madinah 3 years after Rasulullaah (SAW) announced his Prophethood. He was therefore 10 years of age when Rasulullaah (SAW) migrated to Madinah. His family had accepted Islaam before Rasulullaah (SAW) arrived in Madinah and when Rasulullaah (SAW) did arrive, his mother Hadhrat Ummu Sulaym (RA) presented the young Hadhrat Anas (RA) to Rasulullaah (SAW) saying, “The people of Madinah have all given you some gift. All I have to give you is this little boy. I would be very happy if you could accept him to serve you.” Rasulullaah (SAW) accepted and Hadhrat Anas (RA) remained in the service of Rasulullaah (SAW) for ten years. In all those ten years, not once did Rasulullaah (SAW) ever scold Hadhrat Anas (RA). In fact, Rasulullaah (SAW) made Du’aa for him saying, “O Allaah! Grant him wealth and children and bless him in them.” It was as a result of this Du’aa that Hadhrat Anas (RA) was the wealthiest man in Madinah and also had the most children. He had 80 sons and 2 daughters and lived to a ripe old age. He was amongst the last of the Sahabah (RA) to pass away in the year 93 A.H.
(2) Allaah’s Power The miraculous stars
Apart from the sun and moon that we see, we also see countless stars that appear as small shining objects in the sky. They are really not small, but are several times larger than the sun and the moon. They appear so small because they are so far away. It is only Allaah Who keeps them shining and stationed where they are.
(3) A Fardh Avoiding innovations in Deen
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Stay away from innovations (in Deen) because these are all unfounded and anything unfounded leads to deviation.”                         [Abu Dawood 4607, from Hadhrat Irbaadh bin Saariya (RA)]

It is necessary to avoid all innovations that conflict with the Deen and not practise them.

(4) A Sunnah The etiquette of Sleeping
When Rasulullaah (SAW) retired to bed, he placed his right hand beneath his right cheek and then recited the following Du’aa thrice:

اَللّٰهُمَّ قِنِيْ عَذَابَكَ يَوْمَ تُبْعَثُ عِبَادَكَ

TRANSLATION: O Allaah, protect me from Your punishment on the Day You bring Your servants back to life.

[Abu Dawood 5045, from Hadhrat Hafsah (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The Chaast Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who performs 12 Rakaahs of the Duha (Chaast) Salaah will have a palace of gold built for him in Jannah.”

[Tirmidhi 473, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]

(6) A Sin Learning to speak for fame
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Allaah will neither accept the Fardh (obligatory) nor Nafl deeds of the person who learns to be eloquent in speech only to win people over (for personal fame).”

[Abu Dawood 5006, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(7) This World Love for the world is a disease and the Cure
Hadhrat Abu Dardaa (RA) once told the people, “Should I not tell you about the cure for your disease? Your disease is love for this world and the cure is the remembrance of Allaah.”

[Shu’abul Imaan 10244]

(8) The Aakhirah The bounties of Jannah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “In it (Jannah) there are elevated thrones (for the people to sit on), cups set in place (ready to be served), (exquisite) cushions arranged in rows and (plush) carpets spread out”.

[Surah Ghaashiya, verses 13-16]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treating pain with cupping
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) reports that that Rasulullaah (SAW) had cupping done for himself in the state of Ihraam because of pain he had been suffering.

[Bukhaari 5701]

Toxic blood is removed from the body through cupping, which alleviates pain and strengthens the eyesight.

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Sincerely repent to Allaah (repent with a firm resolve never to repeat the wrong). Soon your Rabb shall cancel (forgive) your sins (after repentance) and enter you into Jannaat beneath which rivers flow”.

[Surah Tahreem, verse 8]

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