|(1) Islaamic History||Imaam Nasa’ee (RA)|
|His name was Ahmad bin Shu’ayb and he was also known as Abu Abdur Rahmaan. He was born in the town of Nasa in Khurasan in the year 215 A.H. He acquired his elementary education in his hometown, but then travelled to Khurasan, Hijaaz, Egypt, Iraq, Jazeerah and Shaam to quench his thirst for the knowledge of Deen. He eventually settled down in Egypt from where he spread the Deen and taught Ahadeeth. He became so famous in the region that there was none who could equal him in the field in all of the land. His famous compilation of Ahadeeth titled Al Mujtabaa is commonly known as Nasa’ee Shareef and is an abridged version of his Sunan Kubra. While he was also an expert in Ahadeeth, Imaam Nasa’ee (RA) also specialised in the science of Fiqh in Ahadeeth and the classification of Ahadeeth. This specialisation is seen in his book Al Mujtaba in which he cites a Hadith several times, each time deriving new laws from them. He was also a person always engaged in Ibaadah and spent all his nights this way. He left Egypt for Palestine in the year 302 A.H. and eventually passed away there in the year 303 A.H.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||From the skies to the earth|
|It is through the tremendous power of Allaah that without the agency of any clouds, water descends from the skies to the earth in the form of dew. This covers the vegetation, making them moist and granting them added protection against the harsh sunlight. This supplies the moisture without the vegetation having to endure the harshness of a torrential downpour or hail. All these different forms of water descending from the skies and the alternation of the various seasons are signs of the tremendous power of Allaah.|
|(3) A Fardh||The final Advice of Rasulullaah (SAW)|
|The last advice that Rasulullaah (SAW) gave was, “Fear Allaah with regard to your Salaah (by performing it regularly) and your slaves (by fulfilling all their rights).”
[Abu Dawood 5156, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]
|(4) A Sunnah||The sleeves of a garment should reach up to the wrists|
|The sleeves of Rasulullaah (SAW)’s garments reached up to his wrists.
[Abu Dawood 4027, from Hadhrat Asmaa bint Yazeed (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Maintaining good family relations|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who wishes that his life be extended and that his sustenance be blessed should maintain good family relations.”
[Bukhaari 5986, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Performing Salaah for show|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person performs Salaah to show people and performs it terribly when no one is watching him, this act is like him trying to humiliate Allaah.
[Bayhaqi Vol.2 Pg.290, frpom Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]
|(7) This World||Saving oneself from this world|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When this world presented itself to me, I told it to go away. As it left, it said to me, ‘While you have been saved from me, those coming after you will not be able to save themselves.”
[Bayhaqi 10128, from Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The Mu’mineen crossing the bridge of Siraat|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “On the day (of Qiyaamah), you will see the light of the Mu’mineen and Mu’minaat run ahead of them and on their right (and left)-hand sides (guiding them across the dark Bridge of Siraat). (They will be told,) ‘Today you are given the good news of Jannaat beneath which rivers flow, where you shall live forever.’ That is the supreme success”.
[Surah Hadeed, verse 12]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Treating the effects of evil spirits|
|Hadhrat Abu Layla (RA) reports that he was once with Rasulullaah (SAW) when a Bedouin came and said that his brother was suffering. “What is he suffering from?” Rasulullaah (SAW) asked. The man replied that his brother was suffering from the evil effects of an evil spirit. Rasulullaah (SAW) asked him to bring his brother and when he did, Rasulullaah (SAW) recited a few verses of the Qur’aan and blew on the man. He was then completely cured. The verses were Surah Faatiha, the first four verses of Surah Baqarah, two verses from the middle of Surah Baqarah (و الهكم اله واحد), Aayatul Kursi, the last three verses of Surah Baqarah, a verse from Surah Aal Imraan (شهد الله),a verse from Surah A’raaf (انّ ربكم الله), a verse from Surah Mu’minoon (و من يدع مع الله), a verse from Surah Jinn, ten verses from the beginning of Surah Saaffaat, three verses from the end of Surah Hashar, Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas.
[Ibn Maajah 3549]
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Do not hide testimony (when you are called to deliver it) for whoever hides it has a sinful heart. Allaah knows well whatever you do”.
[Surah Baqarah, verse 283]