|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Suhayl bin Amr (RA)|
|Hadhrat Suhayl bin Amr (RA) was famously known as the Orator of the Quraysh. He was also an accomplished poet and was responsible for inciting the Quraysh against the Muslims with his poetry in all the battles before he accepted Islaam. When he was captured by the Muslims during the Battle of Badr, Hadhrat Umar (RA) requested permission to knock out his two front teeth, but Rasulullaah (SAW) stopped him saying, “Leave him, O Umar. Perhaps his eloquence and poetry may one day be of benefit to you.” It was Hadhrat Suhayl (RA) whom the Quraysh selected to negotiate the peace treaty of Hudaybiyyah on their behalf. His son Hadhrat Abu Jandal (RA) sought amnesty on behalf of his father when Makkah was conquered and he soon accepted Islaam on account of Rasulullaah (SAW)’s kind nature. He was particular about his Salaah, fasting and Sadaqah and his body eventually wore out on account of his excessive Ibaadah. He would often weep bitterly about the time before Islaam and whenever he heard the Qur’aan. Hadhrat Suhayl (RA) and his family were particularly instrumental in fighting the various onslaughts against Islaam during the Khilaafah of Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA). After spending the nights in Ibaadah, he fought on the battlefield of Yarmouk, where he eventually met martyrdom.
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||Blessings in a little barley|
|Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) reports that after Rasulullaah (SAW) passed away, they were left with a few Wasaq of barley, from which they ate for a long time without it ever depleting. However, when they decided to weigh it one day, it then came to an end.
|(3) A Fardh||It is Fardh (obligatory) to pay the dowry|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Give women (your wives) their dowries with a good heart (in good faith). If they (your wives) give you a part of it (if they reduce the amount) of their own accord, then partake of it (you may accept the reduction) with welcome and happiness (you will not be sinning by accepting it)”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 4]
|(4) A Sunnah||The Du’aa for obedient children|
|The following Du’aa should be recited to have obedient children:
رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِيْ أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِٓي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلٰى وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا
تَرْضَاهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِيْنَ
TRANSLATION: O my Rabb! Grant me the ability to be grateful for the bounties that You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and (grant me the ability so) that I (am able to) carry out good deeds with which You are pleased. And (in addition to this) create sound capabilities in my progeny (so that they may also have the ability to be steadfast Muslims). Verily I repent to You (for my sins) and am from among those who surrender to You.”
[Surah Ahqaaf, verse 15]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The virtues of standing in the first row|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that Allaah showers His special mercies on the people standing in the first row and the angels make Du’aa for their forgiveness.
[Ibn Maajah 999, from Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan bin Auf (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Mocking at the Qur’aan|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “When Our Aayaat are recited to him, he says, “(These are merely) Fables of the men of old.” Never (these are not fables, but the absolute truth)! In fact, (they refuse to believe because) the rust of their sins has covered their hearts (so that no truth can penetrate it)”.
[Surah Mutaffifeen, verses 13-14]
|(7) This World||Love for wealth leads to ingratitude|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Undoubtedly man is extremely ungrateful to his Rabb. Indeed, he (man) is also a witness to this fact (because it is undeniable). Verily (one of the greatest causes for this behaviour is that) he has a profound (deep-rooted) love for wealth (and is oblivious of Allaah because of his obsession to acquire wealth)”.
[Surah Aadiyaat, verses 6-8]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Every person will have regrets after death|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) once said to the Sahabah (RA), “Every person will have regrets after death”. When the Sahabah (RA) asked why this will be so, Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “If he had been a good person, he will regret why he did not do even more good and if he is a sinner, he will regret not restraining himself from those sins.”
[Tirmidhi 2403, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Protection from serious diseases|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person licks on honey for three mornings a month, no serious disease can afflict him.
[Ibn Maajah 3450, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(10) Advice from
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When any of you sees a person who is better than him in wealth and looks, he should then look at someone who is less fortunate than himself in wealth and looks (so that he may appreciate what he has).”
[Bukhaari 6490, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]