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2016

5th Jumaadal Ula 1437 Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The brotherhood between the Muhaajireen and Ansaar
Driven out of their homes by the oppression of the Mushrikeen, the Muslims of Makkah had to leave for Madinah without their wealth, families, and properties. To console them and assist them, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) established bonds of brotherhood between the Muhaajireen of Makkah and the Ansaar of Madinah. The Ansaar then showed such love, affection, and sympathy and made such sacrifices for their brothers amongst the Muhaajireen that has been unparalleled throughout history. They even made them equal partners in their wealth and properties. However, the Muhaajireen did not take advantage of their hospitality and were soon independent as they engaged in the trade they were accustomed to. This brotherhood forged such strong ties of unity in Islaam that did not distinguish between race, colour, nationality, or culture.
(2) Allaah’s Power Caring for the fledgling
Apart from the bat, all birds lay eggs, which the mother heats with her body until they hatch. She then feeds the little fledgling that emerges from the egg with the hundreds of little insects that Allaah has created as food for it. She drops the food into the open beaks of the fledgling to nourish it until it eventually grows wings and is able to fly away and search for its own food. Who is it that teaches the bird to lay eggs, incubate them, and then care for the little fledgling? It is only Allaah Who does all this as He cares for all His creation.
(3) A Fardh Enjoining good and forbidding evil
Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “I swear by the Being Who controls my life that you people must enjoin good and forbid evil, otherwise Allaah will punish you along with the sinners and then you will make Du’aa and it will not be accepted.”

[Tirmidhi 2169, from Hadhrat Hudhayfah (RA)]

It is Fardh (obligatory) for every member of the Ummah to enjoin good and to forbid from evil according to their capabilities.

(4) A Sunnah Placing the hands upon the knees in Ruku
When he performed the Ruku, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) 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 Some acts for women to observe
Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that a woman will be at liberty to enter from any of the doors of Jannah if she:

Ø Performs her five daily Salaahs

Ø Safeguards her chastity

Ø Obeys her husband

[Ibn Hibbaan 4237, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin Failure to act justly
Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “When a person becomes the leader of any small or large group of my Ummah and he fails to exercise justice between them, Allaah will throw him face down in Jahannam.”

[Tabraani 16911, from Hadhrat Ma’qal (RA)]

(7) This World This world is a prison for the Mu’min
Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “This world is a prison for the Mu’min and a paradise for the Kaafir.”

[Muslim 7417, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

Practising upon the injunctions of the Shari’ah, forsaking carnal pleasures and treading the path of Allaah’s Ambiyaa (AS) are all demanding upon the soul and restrictive to one’s freedom. On the contrary, when the soul is left to do as it pleases without any restrictions, this world becomes like a paradise.

(8) The Aakhirah The fruit and shade of Jannah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The description of the Jannah that is promised for the pious (is that it will contain) rivers flowing beneath it while its fruits and shade will be permanent. This is the outcome (the position in the Aakhirah) of those who adopt Taqwa, while the outcome of the Kuffaar shall be the Fire”. [Surah Ra’d, verse 35]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) Treating poison with the Ajwa date
Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that the Ajwa date is from amongst the fruits of Jannah and contains the cure for poison.

[Tirmidhi 2068, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily Allaah instructs (people to carry out) justice, Ihsaan (do things well, as well as doing everything with the consciousness that Allaah is watching), and giving (charity) to relatives. And Allaah forbids immoral behaviour, evil and oppression. He advises you so that you may take heed (and thereby save ourselves from ruin and Jahannam)”.

[Surah Nahl, verse 90]

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