12th Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Durra bint Abu Lahab (RA)
Hadhrat Durra (RA) was the daughter of Rasulullaah (SAW)’s uncle Abu Lahab. Together with her husband Hadhrat Haarith bin Naufal (RA), she accepted Islaam before the Hijrah, and the couple then migrated to Madinah. When she arrived in Madinah, the women there told her that her migration was in vain because a Surah had been revealed against her father. She reported this to Rasulullaah (SAW), because of which he gathered the people after Salaah and said, “Why are you people causing me difficulty with regard to my family members?” The people then realised their wrong and immediately desisted. The virtue of Hadhrat Durra (RA) is sufficiently stated in the fact that Rasulullaah (SAW) once said to her, “Whoever makes you angry makes Allaah angry.” Rasulullaah (SAW) also said to her, “I am from you and you are from me.” She accepted Islaam despite the fact that her father Abu Lahab was an ardent enemy of Rasulullaah (SAW). This is evident proof of the truth of Islaam. After the conquest of Makkah, Rasulullaah (SAW) appointed her husband Hadhrat Haarith (RA) as the governor of Jeddah. Several Ahadeeth have been reported from her. She passed away during the Khilaafah of Hadhrat Umar (RA) in the year 20 A.H.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle The prophesy concerning Hadhrat Zaid bin Arqam (RA)
Hadhrat Unaisa (RA) reports that when her father Hadhrat Zaid bin Arqam (RA) once fell ill, Rasulullaah (SAW) came to visit him. When he was there, Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “This illness is not too serious, so do not worry. However, after I leave this world, you will lose your sight and live to a ripe old age. What will you do then?” “I will then hope for the rewards from Allaah and exercise patience,” Hadhrat Zaid (RA) replied. Rasulullaah (SAW) then said, “In that case, you will enter Jannah without reckoning.” It then happened just as Rasulullaah (SAW) foretold. Hadhrat Zaid (RA) lost his sight, which was then restored before he passed away.

[Bayhaqi 2823]

(3) A Fardh Giving true testimony
Allaah says, “O you who have Imaan! Be firm in establishing justice and be witness (to the truth) for Allaah even if it (the evidence you deliver) is against yourselves, your parents and relatives (you should expose the truth under all circumstances)”.

[Surah Nisaa, verse 135]

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for safety from one’s enemies
Rasulullaah (SAW) advised that the following Du’aa should be recited when one is in fear of something:


اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنَّا نَجْعَلُكَ فِيْ نُحُوْرِهِمْ وَنَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنْ شُرُوْرِهِمْ

TRANSLATION: O Allaah! We place You in (our) defence against them and we seek Your protection from their evil.

[Abu Dawood 1537, from Hadhrat Abu Moosa Ash’ari (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The virtue of Taqwa and good character
Someone once asked Rasulullaah (SAW) which deed it will be that will cause most people to be admitted into Jannah. Rasulullaah (SAW) replied that it will be Taqwa and good character.

[Mustadrak of Haakim 7919, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin Disobeying Allaah and His Rasool (SAW)
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The one who disobeys Allaah and His Rasool (SAW) has certainly deviated in a clear manner”.

[Surah Ahzaab, verse 36]

(7) This World Transportation animals
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(Allaah has created) Horses, mules and donkeys for riding and adornment. And (in addition to all of this) He creates such things about which you have no knowledge (such as modern means of transport which the people of earlier times did not know)”.

[Surah Nahl, verse 8]

(8) The Aakhirah The age of the people of Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The people of Jannah will not have beards and their eyes will be anointed with kohl. They will enter looking like people aged 30 to 33 years.”

[Tirmidhi 2545, from Hadhrat Mu’aadh bin Jabal (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The cure for ringing ears
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Whenever any of you feels his ears ringing, he should think of me and convey salutations (Durood) upon me.”

[Ibn Sunni 166, from Hadhrat Abu Raafi (RA)]

(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)  
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Never wish for death because the affairs of the Aakhirah are serious. A sign of good fortune is to be advanced in age and to be inspired to repent.”

[Ahmad 14154, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]

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