8th Dhul Hijjah Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Imaam Ibn Maajah (RA)
His name was Muhammad bin Yazeed, he was known as Abu Abdullaah, but commonly referred to as Ibn Maajah. Maajah was the name of his grandfather. He was a great Imaam of Ahadeeth and, in the search of knowledge of Ahadeeth, he had travelled to Iraq, Basrah, Kufa, Baghdad, Makkah, Shaam, and Egypt where he studied under the tutelage of expert scholars. His famous work was the Sunan Ibn Maajah, which comprises of 4000 Ahadeeth and is one of the six most authentic compilations of Ahadeeth. He says that when he presented the book to Imaam Abu Zur’ah (RA), the Imaam remarked, “I fear that when people get their hands on this book, they would forsake all the others.” He served the sciences of Ahadeeth and Tafseer all his life and eventually passed away on the 22nd of Ramadhaan in the year 273 A.H.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Blessings in a few dates
Rasulullaah (SAW) once instructed Hadhrat Umar (RA) to arrange for the provisions of 400 horsemen from the Muzaynah tribe. When Hadhrat Umar (RA) informed Rasulullaah (SAW) that he did not have much to give them, Rasulullaah (SAW) bade him to give what he had. Hadhrat Umar (RA) them took them to his house, where he distributed a few dates amongst them. Hadhrat Nu’maan bin Muqarrin (RA) reports that Allaah placed so much blessings in the dates that after all the men had been given what they needed, there were still so many dates left over as there had originally been.

[Bayhaqi 2112]

(3) A Fardh Pouring water over the entire body in Ghusl
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that because impurity gets beneath every hair of the body, it is necessary to wash every hair, thereby cleansing the body thoroughly.

[Tirmidhi 106, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

It is Fardh (obligatory) during Ghusl for every part of the body to be washed. Water needs to reach the roots of the hairs of the head and beard, because of which women should loosen their hair.

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for all goodness
Rasulullaah (SAW) recited the following Du’aa for the best in all things:


اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيٓ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ كُلِّ خَيْرٍ خَزَائِنُهُ بِيَدِكَ

TRANSLATION: O Allaah! I ask You for all goodness that You hold the treasures of.

[Mustadrak of Haakim 1924, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The virtue of reciting the Qur’aan
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that reciting the Qur’aan in Salaah is better than reciting it out of Salaah and reciting it out of Salaah is better than reciting Allaahu Akbar. Furthermore, Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that the recitation of Subhaanallaah and Allaahu Akbar is better than Sadaqah, Sadaqah is better than fasting, and fasting is a shield against the fire of Jahannam.

[Mishkaatul Masaabeeh 2166, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)]

(6) A Sin The most disgraced of all people
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily those who oppose Allaah and His Rasool (SAW) are the most disgraced (hold no value)”.

[Surah Mujaadalah, verse 106]

(7) This World The life of this world is not all happiness
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Allaah increases sustenance for whoever He pleases and reduces (sustenance for whoever He pleases). They (the Kuffaar) rejoice (boast) about (their wealth and positions in) the life of this world whereas the life of this world is a worthless article in comparison with the Aakhirah (therefore, despite their boasting, they have nothing if they do not earn the pleasures of the Aakhirah)”.

[Surah Ra’d, verse 26]

(8) The Aakhirah The rows of the people of Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that of the 120 rows of the people who will be entering Jannah, 80 rows will comprise of the people of his Ummah and the remaining 40 rows will be the rest of mankind.

[Tirmidhi 2546, from Hadhrat Buraydah (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) An important directive
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When you come to know that a plague has affected an area, then do not go there and if you happen to be there, do not leave.”

[Bukhaari 5728, from Hadhrat Usaamah bin Zaid (RA)]

(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)  
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Never be jealous of each other, never exaggerate in speech when trading to deceive the customer, never harbour enmity for each other, never turn your faces from each other and never make a deal over your brother’s deal.”

[Muslim 6541, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

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