|(1) Islaamic History||Imaam Abu Yusuf (RA)|
|Hadhrat Imaam Abu Yusuf (RA) was born in Baghdad in the year 113 A.H. He was the most renowned of all the students of Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA) and it suffices to say about him that in his position as Chief Justice of the Muslim Empire under the Khalifah Haroon Ar-Rasheed, he filled the state with justice and equity. His book Kitaabul Kharaaj was a classic book of law based upon the judgements of the Khulafaa Raashideen. He outlined the responsibilities of the Khalifah, impressing upon him his obligations and that he is ultimately answerable to Allaah. He made it clear that the state treasury was not the personal property of the Khalifah, but a trust from Allaah. He emphasised that Zakaah from the rich was to be given to the poor and he forbade unlawful taxation. He decreed that all people imprisoned merely upon suspicion be released and he even passed a judgement against the Khalifah on account of his high integrity and strength of Imaan. As his death approached, he made a bequest that four hundred thousand Dirhams be distributed amongst the poor people of Makkah, Madinah, Kufa and Baghdad. This luminary of knowledge eventually passed away in the year 182 A.H.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||A well becomes fragrant|
|A bucket of water was once drawn from a well for Rasulullaah (SAW). Rasulullaah (SAW) gargled his mouth with the water and then let the water fall back in. The result of this was that the well then exuded the fragrance of musk.
|(3) A Fardh||The consequence of missing Salaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person misses a single Salaah, it is as if he has lost all his family and wealth.
[Ibn Hibbaan 1490, from Hadhrat Naufal bin Mu’aawiya (RA)]
|(4) A Sunnah||The Du’aa for deflecting a calamity|
|The following Du’aa should be recited frequently when one fears being afflicted by a calamity:
حَسْبُنَا اللهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ عَلَى اللهِ تَوَكَّلْنَا
TRANSLATION: Allaah is Sufficient for us and He is the Best of Helpers. It is only in Him that we trust.
[Tirmidhi 2431, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The virtue of performing forty Salaahs in the Masjidun Nabawi|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who performs forty Salaah in this Masjid of mine without missing any in between will be guaranteed safety from Jahannam and its punishment as well as immunity from hypocrisy.”
[Ahmad 12173, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||A seal is set on the heart of the proud ones|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Those who dispute about Allaah’s Aayaat without any warrant (justification) coming to them. This is extremely detestable in the sight of Allaah and in the sight of those who have Imaan. Thus (by allowing people to continue their evil ways) does Allaah set a seal on the heart of every haughty and tyrannical person (because of which they are unable to accept the truth)”.
[Surah Mu’min, verse 35]
|(7) This World||The life of this world is nothing|
|Allaah says, “Do you prefer the life of this world to the Aakhirah? The pleasure of this worldly life is but little (insignificant) compared to the (comfort and pleasures of the) Aakhirah”.
[Surah Towbah, verse 38]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The Mu’mineen crossing the bridge of Siraat|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the Mu’mineen will cross the bridge of Siraat saying the words, “O Allaah! Allow us to cross in peace and safety.” [Tirmidhi 2432. from Hadhrat Mughiera (RA)]|
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||A prescription for certain cure|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that Allaah will certainly cure a sick person who is not destined to die when the visitor recites the following Du’aa for him seven times:
اَسْأَلُ اللهَ الْعَظِيْمَ رَبَّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيْمِ أَنْ يَّشْفِيَكَ
TRANSLATION: I ask Allaah who is the Lofty and the Rabb of the Mighty Throne that He cures you.
[Abu Dawood 3106, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
|(10) Advice from
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “O people! Sacrifice animals with the intention of being rewarded because although the blood falls to the ground, it is really falling into the protection of Allaah.”
[Tabraani in his Awsat 8554, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]