|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Ali bin Husayn (RA)|
|Hadhrat Ali bin Husayn (RA) was the youngest son of Hadhrat Husayn (RA). He was also known as Abul Hasan and was famously called Zaynul Aabideen. Together with being from amongst the Taabi’een, Hadhrat Zaynul Aabideen (RA) also belonged to the family of Rasulullaah (SAW). He was the only male from the family of Hadhrat Husayn (RA) who survived the massacre at Karbala and it is therefore from him that the progeny of Hadhrat Husayn (RA) continued. Although he had been with his father as they proceeded to Karbala, he was forced to miss the battle on account of illness. He was renowned for his generosity and approximately a hundred families in Madinah survived only because of his Sadaqah. Although he personally delivered the Sadaqah to them at night, none knew that it was from him until after he had passed away. He passed away in Madinah in the year 94 A.H. and is buried in Jannatul Baqee beside his uncle Hadhrat Hasan (RA).|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The colour, taste and fragrance of fruit|
|There are so many different types of fruit, each with its individual colour, taste, and fragrance. Where do these colours, tastes, and fragrances come from? If you cut the trees at their roots, you will find only sand and no colour, taste or fragrance. Where do the colours of the apples, the redness of the watermelon and the sweetness of the mango come from? These are only from the treasures of Allaah, about which the Qur’aan states, “To Allaah belongs the treasures of the heavens and the earth but the hypocrites do not understand (this)”.
[Surah Munaafiqoon, verse 7]
|(3) A Fardh||Entering into the state of Ihraam during the months of Hajj|
|Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) stated that Rasulullaah (SAW) entered the state of Ihraam during the months of Hajj.
The months of Hajj are Shawwaal, Dhul Qa’dah, and the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. It is necessary for a person intending to perform Hajj to enter the state of Ihraam during these months.
|(4) A Sunnah||Standing while drinking Zamzam water|
|Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) drank Zamzam water while standing.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Donating a conveyance in the path of Allaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person donates a conveyance in the path of Allaah with conviction in Allaah’s promise, even the food, drink, dung and urine of the animal will be added to the weight of his good deeds on the Day of Qiyaamah.”
[Mustadrak of Haakim 2456, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
All forms of modern day vehicles will also fall within the ambit of this Hadith.
|(6) A Sin||Bribery|
|Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) cursed those who give bribes as well as those who receive bribes.
|(7) This World||This world is a prison for the Mu’min|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) 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 i are all demanding upon the soul and restrict 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||Jahannam for the sinners|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(It will be) The day when the sky shall tremble uncontrollably and the mountains will fly through the air (as dust particles after being reduced to dust). Destruction be to the rejecters (those who reject the coming of Qiyaamah) on that day (the Day of Qiyaamah) (the rejecters are) those who are frolicking in their vanities (who enjoy themselves doing as they please without caring for the day when they will have to account for everything they do). (Do not forget) The day (of Qiyaamah) when they will be forcibly shoved into the Fire of Jahannam. (It will then be said to them,) ‘This is the Fire that you used to deny!’”
[Surah Toor, verses 9-14]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Treating a rash|
|Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) permitted Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan bin Auf (RA) and Hadhrat Zubayr bin Awwaam (RA) to wear silk clothing because they were suffering from a rash.
Although it is usually not permissible for men to wear clothing of pure silk, it will be permissible when advised by an expert doctor in the case of necessity.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “And do not walk haughtily on earth (strutting with your heads in the air). You can certainly not tear the earth open (with your strutting), nor can you reach the height of the mountains (by lifting your heads in the air. This proud manner of walking is therefore futile because you cannot achieve anything by it)”.
[Surah Bani Israa’eel, verse 37]