|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Miqdaad bin Amr (RA)|
|Hadhrat Miqdaad bin Amr (RA) was amongst the first seven people to accept Islaam and he therefore had to suffer much torture and torment from the Mushrikeen. He migrated to both Abyssinia as well as Madinah and it was he who spoke the minds of the Ansaar when Rasulullaah (SAW) consulted the Sahabah (RA) before the Battle of Badr. He said, “O Rasulullaah (SAW)! We shall not be like the people of Moosa (RA). Rather, we shall fight with you. We shall be in front of you, behind you and on your right and left. We will not abandon you and fight until we breathe our last.” Hadhrat Miqdaad (RA) was an expert at horse riding, spear throwing and archery and fought a hundred armour clad Mushrikeen during the Battle of Badr. He was present when the pledge of Ridwaan took place and he also joined Rasulullaah (SAW) on the Farewell Hajj. He was amongst those Sahabah (RA) whom Allaah refers to as His sincere worshippers in the Qur’aan. Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “I have been commanded to love Ali, Miqdaad, Salmaan and Abu Dharr.” His entire life displayed his tremendous love for Rasulullaah (SAW) and his fervour for martyrdom. He was over 70 when he passed away in the year 33 A.H. He is buried in Jannatul Baqee in Madinah and Ameerul Mu’mineen Hadhrat Uthmaan led his Janaazah Salaah (RA).|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Who makes the blood in our bodies?|
|Amongst the vital requirements in the life of a person is the blood flowing through his body. A person’s life will be endangered if he lacks blood in his body or if new blood stops forming. The heat of the blood is transported throughout the body, allowing people to survive. The flowing and creation of blood in the body is amongst the creative wonders of Allaah, Who allows man to live with so many things that are themselves lifeless.|
|(3) A Fardh||The Jumu’ah Salaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “It is compulsory for every Muslim to perform the Jumu’ah Salaah in congregation, with the exception of four persons;
[Abu Dawood 1067]
It is Fardh (obligatory) for every healthy Muslim who is of age to perform the Jumu’ah Salaah in a town where the conditions of the Jumu’ah Salaah are found.
|(4) A Sunnah||Reciting the Mu’awwadhatayn before sleeping|
|Whenever Rasulullaah (SAW) retired to bed, he held his hands together (as people do when making Du’aa), recited Surah Ikhlaas and the Mu’awwadhatayn (Surah Falaq and Surah Naas) and then blew on his hands before passing them over every part of his body that the hands could reach. He did this three times and started from the head, the face, the front of the body and then the rest.
[Bukhaari 5017, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Teaching etiquette to one’s child|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that teaching any etiquette to one’s child is better than spending a Saa (3½ kg) of grain in Sadaqah.
[Tirmidhi 1951, from Hadhrat Jaabir bin Samurah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Imitating the opposite gender|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) cursed the woman who imitates men and the man who imitates women.
[Ibn Maajah 1903, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
It is Haraam (not permissible) for men to adopt the appearance of women and vice versa.
|(7) This World||This world in the sight of Allaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Of all His creation, there is nothing more contemptible in the sight of Allaah than this world. Since creating it, Allaah has never looked at it with mercy.”
[Kanzul Ummaal 6099, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Actions will be weighed on the Day of Qiyaamah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The weighing (of good and bad actions) on that day (of Qiyaamah) is the truth (and will be absolutely just)! As for those whose scales are heavy (with good actions done with sincerity, love and devotion), they will be the successful ones (who will attain salvation). As for those whose scales are light (lacking good actions and heavy with sins), they are the ones who have lost their souls (to destruction) because they were unjust towards (they rejected) Our Aayaat”.
[Surah A’raaf, verses 8-9]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Treating wounds with ashes|
|When Rasulullaah (SAW)’s face was injured during the Battle of Uhud, his daughter Hadhrat Faatima (RA) wiped off the blood while Hadhrat Ali (RA) poured water over it. However, when Hadhrat Faatima (RA) saw that the blood was flowing even more, she burnt a portion of a mat (made of palm fronds) and then applied the ashes to the wound. The bleeding then stopped.
[Bukhaari 2903, from Hadhrat Sahl (RA)]
Physicians write that ashes from mats woven from straw and date fronds are very effective for stopping bleeding.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Spend in the path (obedience) of Allaah (in worship and Jihaad) and do not throw your own hands (do not lead yourselves) into destruction. Do good, for Allaah certainly loves those who do good”.
[Surah Baqara, verse 195]