|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Imaam Bukhaari (RA)|
|His real name was Muhammad and his father’s name was Ismaa’eel. He was born in Bukhaara on the 13th of Sha’baan 194 A.H. after the Jumu’ah Salaah. When he lost his father at a young age, his mother was left to care for him by herself. He lost his vision as a child, but when his mother wept and prayed abundantly for him, she eventually saw Hadhrat Ibraheem in a dream informing her that her Du’aas had been accepted. That morning she saw that his vision was restored. Imaam Bukhaari (RA) was an extremely intelligent person and was keen to learn Ahadeeth from a very young age and memorised every Hadith he heard. He himself said that he knew a hundred thousand authentic and two hundred thousand other Ahadeeth. From the 23 books that he wrote, the most renowned is the Saheeh Bukhaari. When compiling this treasure of Ahadeeth, he was so particular about piety and cleanliness that before writing down any Hadith, he would first take a bath and then perform two Rakaahs Salaah. In this manner, the book was completed over a period of 16 years. The Saheeh Bukhaari is accepted to be the most authentic compilation of Ahadeeth. Imaam Bukhaari (RA) eventually passed away after the Isha Salaah on the 10th of Shawwaal 256 A.H.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Jewels and coal|
|It is through His unlimited power that Allaah has created various types of elements in the ground. In the form of rock, Allaah uses the same base element of carbon to create both coal as well as precious diamonds. Which other being but Allaah has the capacity to create sparkling diamonds as well as a substance as black as coal from the same raw material? This can be the handiwork of none other than Allaah.|
|(3) A Fardh||Screening oneself from one’s brothers-in-law|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Guard yourselves against mixing with women (who are not Mahram).” “What about the brother-in-law (husband’s brother)?” an Ansaari Sahabi (RA) asked. “The brother-in-law is death,” Rasulullaah (SAW) replied.
[Bukhaari 5232, from Hadhrat Uqba bin Aamir (RA)]
This Hadith makes it evident that it is necessary for a woman to conceal herself from her husband’s brother because failure to do so spells destruction.
|(4) A Sunnah||Placing the hands upon the knees in Ruku|
|When he performed the Ruku, Rasulullaah (SAW) placed his hands upon his knees as though he was grasping them and kept his arms away from his sides.
[Tirmidhi 260, from Hadhrat Abu Humayd (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Making Du’aa upon sighting then Kabah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that amongst the four occasions when the heavens are opened to admit Du’aas is when a person sights the Kabah.
[Bayhaqi in his Sunan Vol.3 Pg.360, from Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Usurping land|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The one who usurps even a small portion of land from another will be sunk through all seven earths on the Day of Qiyaamah.”
[Bukhaari 2454, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
|(7) This World||The most feared occurrence|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) once told the Sahabah that what he most feared for them was that Allaah should reveal to them the blessings of the earth. When they asked what he meant by the blessings of the earth, Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “The colours of the world, its beauty and embellishment.”
[Bukhaari 6427, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The rewards for obeying Allaah and Rasulullaah (SAW)|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Whoever obeys Allaah and His Rasool (SAW), Allaah will enter him into Jannaat beneath which rivers flow, where they shall live forever. That is the supreme success (a great achievement)”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 13]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Protection from the evil effects of the Jinn|
|When Hadhrat Khaalid bin Waleed (RA) once complained to Rasulullaah (SAW) about being pestered by a Jinn, Rasulullaah (SAW) advised him to recite the following Du’aa:
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّآمَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ لَا يُجَاوِزُهُنَّ بَرًّاوَّلَا فَاجِرًا مِنْ شَرِّ مَا ذَرَأَ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يُخْرِجُ مِنْهَا وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَا يَعْرُجُ فِي السَّمَآءِ وَمَا يَنْزِلُ مِنْهَا وَمِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ طَارِقٍ إِلَّا طَارِقًا يَّطْرُقُ بِخَيْرِ يَا رَحْمٰنُ
Hadhrat Khaalid (RA) reports that it then all came to an end after he had recited the Du’aa.
[Kanzul Ummaal 28539]
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Do not legalise (do not show disrespect towards) Allaah’s landmarks (those things that have special significance in the Shari’ah) nor (show disrespect towards) the sacred months (by fighting in them), nor (towards) the sacrificial animal (by harming it), nor (towards) garlanded animals (those animals that are taken with for Hajj to be slaughtered), nor (should you be disrespectful towards) those (people who are) proceeding towards the Sacred House (the Kabah), seeking the bounty from their Rabb and (His) pleasure”.
[Surah Maa’idah, verse 2]