|(1) Islaamic History||Madinah Munawwarah|
|After the floods of the time of Hadhrat Nooh (AS), his great grandson Imlaaq bin Arfakhshadh bin Saam bin Nooh (AS) settled in Yemen. Allaah inspired him to speak Arabic, which his descendants started to speak and which spread in the region. It was already during those times that the foundations of the city of Madinah were laid. The Jews informed a king named Tubba, who was a descendent of Imlaaq, that the final Nabi (Prophet) would take up residence in a place called Yathrib (the pre-Islaamic name for Madinah). Tubba therefore had a house built in Yathrib and handed the keys over to a scholar with instructions to hand it over to the final Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) when he arrives. Should he not live to the time of the final Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), he was to hand over the keys to his children to fulfil the instruction. Hadhrat Abu Ayyoob Ansaari (RA) was a descendent of the very same scholar and the house by which Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)’s camel stopped was the very same house that was built for Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). Tubba had also written a letter addressed to Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) stating that he beleieved in Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and would have loved to meet him. After the Hijrah, the name of the city was changed from Yathrib to Madinatur Rasool, meaning the city of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).|
|(2) Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) Miracle|
|Hadhrat Habeeb bin Fuwayk narrates, “My father was taken to Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) because his eyes had become completely white and he was unable to see anything. When Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) asked him the reason for his blindness, he explained that he was busy taming a camel when his leg fell on a snake’s egg, causing him to go blind. When Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) applied some saliva to the eye, my father was able to see instantly. In fact, I saw him thread a needle at the age of eighty even though his eyes were still white.” [Abu Nu’aym in his Dalaa’il 384]|
|(3) A Fardh||The consequence of missing Salaah|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) 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 keeping away from bad company|
|The following Du’aa should be recited to protect oneself and one’s children from bad company:
رَبِّ نَجِّنِيْ وَأَهْلِي مِمَّا يَعْمَلُوْنَ
TRANSLATION: O my Rabb! Save me and my family from what (evils) these people do (and from the punishment that is due to them because of their evil ways).
[Surah Shu’araa, verse 169]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Spending one’s youth in the path of Allaah|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that a person will be blessed with perfect light on the Day of Qiyaamah when he spends his youth in the path of Allaah.
[Nasa’ee 3144, from Hadhrat Amr bin Abasa (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Failure to obey the command of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Those who oppose the Rasool’s commands (which come from Allaah) should beware that some calamity or a grievous punishment should afflict them”.
[Surah Noor, verse 63]
|(7) This World||The consequences of amassing wealth|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Destruction be for every person who searches for faults (in others) and who mocks (the Mu’mineen); who (because of his extreme love for wealth, he) amasses wealth and keeps meticulous count of it (not spending any of it for Allaah’s’ pleasure). He (foolishly) thinks that his wealth will keep him alive forever. Never! (This will never be so! He will soon have to die and then) He will certainly be thrown into the “Thresher” (“Crusher”)”.
[Surah Humazah, verses 1-4]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The fortunate person on the Day of Qiyaamah|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that the fortunate person on the Day of Qiyaamah on whose behalf he would intercede will be the one who recited the Kalimah “Laa Ilaaha Illallaah” with sincerity.
[Bukhaari 99, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)||Zamzam is a cure|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “The best water on earth is Zamzam. It is food for those who wish to eat as well as a cure for the ill.”
[Tabraani in his Awsat 4059, from Hadhrat Abbaas (RA)]
|(10) Advice from
(Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)
|(Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Never eat or drink with your left hand because Shaytaan eats and drinks with left hand.”
[Muslim 5267, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]