|(1) Islaamic History||Allaama Abdur Rahmaan bin Jowzi (RA)|
|The great Muhaddith, historian, writer, and orator Allaama Abdur Rahmaan bin Jowzi (RA) was born in the year 508 A.H. in Baghdad. Because his father passed away when he was a young boy, his mother sent him to study under the famous Muhaddith Ibn Naasir (RA) when he reached the age of learning. He thus began his arduous journey of learning with great enthusiasm. He says that he was still a young boy of six when he entered a class of elder students. He did not remember ever playing with children or laughing in the bazaars. He says that whenever he saw a new book, it seemed to him that he had a new treasure. He thus studied 20000 books while he was just a student. He started to write books at a young age and had written a thousand in his lifetime. Amongst his writings were Kitaabul MowDu’aat, Sifatus Safwa, and Saydul Khaatir, all of which were highly acclaimed masterpieces. He passed away in Baghdad in the year 597 A.H.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||Recovering from a coma|
|Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) reports that he once fell extremely ill and was in a coma when Rasulullaah (SAW) and Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) arrived to see him. Rasulullaah (SAW) asked for some water, used it for Wudhu, and then sprinkled the remaining water on Hadhrat Jaabir (RA). He then regained consciousness and was cured.
|(3) A Fardh||Performing the Qadhaa Salaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When any of you forgets to perform Salaah or sleeps though the time of Salaah, then (as expiation) he should perform the Salaah as soon as he remembers.”
[Tirmidhi 177, from Hadhrat Abu Qataadah(RA)]
When a person misses the Fardh Salaah for a valid reason or sleeps though the time, it will be Fardh (obligatory) for him to perform the Qadhaa Salaah.
|(4) A Sunnah|
|The following Du’aa should be recited to be safeguarded against sins:
اَللّٰهُمَّ ارْحَمْنِيْ بِتَرْكِ الْمَعَاصِيْ أَبَدًا مَّا أَ بْقَيْتَنِيْ
TRANSLATION: O Allaah! Bless me with the ability to forsake sins for as long as You keep me alive.
[Tirmidhi 3570, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The reward for keeping the Masjid clean|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that Allaah will build a mansion in Jannah for the person who removes dirt from the Masjid.
[Ibn Maajah 757, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The punishment for Kufr is Jahannam|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily, the riches and the progeny of the Kaafiroon shall not help them at all against (the punishment of) Allaah. These people will be the fuel of the fire”.
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 10]
|(7) This World||Wealth and children are merely adornments of this world|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Wealth and sons are merely adornments of this worldly life (that will not last forever). The lasting good deeds (all good actions that one does in this world, the rewards of which are everlasting) are best in the sight of your Rabb in terms of reward and best in terms of expectations (because the expected rewards in the Aakhirah are guaranteed by Allaah)”.
[Surah Kahaf, verse 46]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The daily announcement of the grave|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that the grave makes an announcement every day saying, “I am the home of solitude! I am the home of insects!”
[Tirmidhi 2460, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Protection from serious diseases|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person licks on honey for three mornings a month, no serious disease can afflict him.
[Ibn Maajah 3450, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(10) Advice from
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Continue worshipping Allaah, feeding people and spreading the greeting of Salaam. You will then enter Jannah in peace.”
[Tirmidhi 1855, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA)]