|(1) Islaamic History||Mina|
|Mina is located three miles east of Makkah. There is a wide plain between the Valley of Muhassar and the Jamarah Aqaba where Shaytaan thrice attempted to mislead Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) and his son Hadhrat Ismaa’eel (AS). Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS), however, recited Bismillaah each time and then pelted Shaytaan, causing him to flee. It is to commemorate this act of Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) that three pillars named the Jamarah Aqaba, Jamarah Wusta, and Jamarah Ula have been erected for the people performing Hajj to stone from the 10th to the 13th of Dhul Hijjah. It is forbidden for the Haajis to stay at Wadi Muhassar or nearby because it was here that little birds stoned the king Abraha and his army of elephants when they intended to destroy the Kabah.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||Healing an injured leg|
|When the Jew, Ka’b bin Ashraf, was killed, Hadhrat Zaid bin Mu’aadh (RA) was wounded in the leg by the blow of a sword. The wound was, however, completely healed when Rasulullaah (SAW) applied some of his blessed saliva to the wound.
[Subulul Huda war Rashaad Vol.10 Pg.42]
|(3) A Fardh||Kind treatment of wives|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Live with them (your wives) in kindness (treating them well). If you dislike (anything in) them, then (be tolerant because) perhaps you dislike something whereas Allaah places abundant good in it. (A spouse’s bad habits should not prompt one to behave harshly)”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 19]
|(4) A Sunnah||The Talbiya to recite when entering into Ihraam|
|The following Du’aa should be recited when entering the state of Ihraam:
لَبَّيْكَ اَللّٰهُمَّ لَبَّيْكَ ، لَبَّيْكَ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَكَ لَبَّيْكَ ، إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ
وَالنِّعْمَةَ لَكَ وَالْمُلْكُ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَكَ
TRANSLATION: I am at Your service! O Allaah! I am at Your service! I am at Your service! You have no partner. I am at Your service! Indeed, all praise, bounty and kingdom is Yours. You have no partner.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The virtue of performing Umrah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The people performing Hajj and Umrah are the congregation of Allaah. When they make Du’aa, Allaah accepts their Du’aas and when they seek forgiveness, Allaah forgives them.”
[Ibn Maajah 2892, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Failing to obey the instructions of Rasulullaah (SAW)|
|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 comfort of this world is short|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Tell them, ‘The comfort (enjoyment) of this world is short. The Aakhirah is best for those who have Taqwa. You shall not be oppressed even to the extent of the string of a date seed (you will not be punished even to the extent of the thread on a date seed for a sin you did not commit nor will you be deprived of any rewards for a good act that equals this small amount).’”
[Surah Nisaa, verse 77]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The melodious sounds of the trees of Jannah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “There is a tree in Jannah that has roots of gold and precious gems upon its branches. When a wind blows through this tree, it causes a melody to play which is so beautiful that none has ever heard the likes thereof.”
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb 5322, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||The Du’aa of Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS)|
|Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)reports that whenever Rasulullaah (SAW) fell ill, Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) would recite the following Du’aa and blow on Rasulullaah (SAW):
بِسْمِ اللهِ يُبْرِيْكَ وَمِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ يَّشْفِيْكَ،
وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ، وَ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ ذِيْ عَيْنٍ
TRANSLATION: In the name of Allaah, He may cure you from all kinds of illness and safeguard you from the evil of a jealous one when he feels jealous and from the evil influence of eye.”
|(10) Advice from
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Give protection to any person who seeks your protection in the name of Allaah and give the person who begs from you in the name of Allaah. Reciprocate the favour of the person who does you a favour. However, if you are unable to do this, then make Du’aa for the person until you feel that you have repaid him.”
[Nasa’ee 2568, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]