13th Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Ummu Ayyoob (RA)
Hadhrat Ummu Ayyoob bint Qais (RA) was the wife of Hadhrat Abu Ayyoob Ansaari (RA). She accepted Islaam before the Hijrah and when Rasulullaah (SAW) arrived in Madinah, he stayed at her house for seven months. She did everything she could to prepare for Rasulullaah (SAW) including the foods he liked best. The entire family did their best to ensure that Rasulullaah (SAW) was as comfortable as possible. Since Rasulullaah (SAW) stayed on the lower level of the house, the family ensured that they stepped with care on the upper level where they stayed so as not to disturb him. When an earthen pot full of water broke on their level one winter’s night, they used their blanket to absorb the water so that it does not drip through onto the lower level. They then spent the icy night without their blanket on the roof. The following morning they requested Rasulullaah (SAW) to occupy the upper level, which Rasulullaah (SAW) gladly did. Hadhrat Ummu Ayyoobr was a woman of excellent character and she was always absorbed in Ibaadah.
(2) Allaah’s Power The birth of children and love for them
Allaah has made man the best of all creation. Although man is honourable, we should look back to how he was created. He was created from something so insignificant that if it had to fall on our clothing, we would not tolerate having it for a moment and would not rest until we washed it off. However, the power of Allaah transforms this despised drop of fluid into an innocent child that is dearly loved not only by its parents, but by all its relatives. Who was it that converted this same hatred for the drop of fluid into pure love? This is only possible through the power of Allaah.
(3) A Fardh Treating parents well
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “We enjoined (commanded) man to treat his parents kindly. His mother bore him with hardship (pain and discomfort) and delivered him with hardship and his bearing and weaning are (completed) in (a maximum period of) thirty months”.

[Surah Ahqaaf, verse 15]

It is necessary for children to obey their parents in all matters unless it involves disobeying Allaah.

(4) A Sunnah The method of placing the fingers in Sajdah
When in Ruku, Rasulullaah (SAW) kept the fingers spread apart and when in Sajdah, he kept them together.

[Tabraani 17495, as quoted in Hadhrat Waa’il bin Hajar (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The best Sadaqah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the best Sadaqah is for a Muslim to acquire knowledge and then impart it to another Muslim.

[Ibn Maajah 243, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin Usurping the right of a Muslim
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Allaah has made Jahannam compulsory and has forbidden Jannah to the person who usurps the right of a Muslim through false oaths.” “Even if it be for something insignificant?” someone asked. Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “Even if it be for a twig from a tree.”

[Muslim 353, from Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (RA)]

(7) This World The greed of this world
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Although Qiyaamah is drawing closer, people are increasing in greed and becoming more distant from Allaah.”

[Mustadrak of Haakim 7917, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]

Although people need to be striving to do good deeds as Qiyaamah draws closer, rather they are moving further away from Allaah because of their greed for this world.

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treating with Surah Faatiha
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Surah Faatiha is a cure for every disease.”

[Daarmi 3433, from Hadhrat Abdul Malik bin Umayr]

Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that when any part of the body is in pain, place the hand on the affected area and recite Surah Faatiha seven times. The pain will, Inshaa Allaah, be relieved.

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Adopt justice when you speak (pass judgement) even though it be your relative (for whom or against whom you judge) and fulfil the pledge of Allaah (to worship Him Alone). These are the things which Allaah has (solemnly) commanded you so that you may take heed”.

[Surah An’aam, verse 152]

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