15th Rabee’ul Awwal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The people of the cave
Allaah speaks of the people of the cave in Surah Kahaf. These people lived in the 3rd century A.D. in Rome. At the time, the tyrannical Mushrik Diqyanoos, who forced the people to worship idols and forsake Christianity, ruled Rome. Fearing for their Imaan, some youths fled the city and sought refuge in a cave nearby, where Allaah caused them all to fall asleep for 309 years, as their dog remained sitting at the entrance of the cave. When they finally awoke after all those years, one of them went to the town to purchase some food, but was quickly identified as one of the youths who fled so many hundreds of years ago because of the ancient coins he carried and his appearance. However, conditions had changed by then and all the people as well as the king were Christians. The reappearance and incident of the people of the cave made the people realise that just as Allaah had preserved and raised these people after so long, He could certainly resurrect the dead; a belief that a priest of their time was trying to falsify. Their reappearance therefore served to reinforce the Imaan of the people.
(2) Allaah’s Power The ears
Allaah has granted us two ears by which we are able to differentiate between sounds. They tell us exactly which sounds are intended to give comfort to the heart and mind and which sounds should alert us to danger so that we may be able to seek safety. Without these ears, we will be unable to enjoy any sounds and our general experience of life as a whole.
(3) A Fardh It Is Fardh to choose a profession that is Halaal
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “After fulfilling Allaah’s rights and the Faraa’idh, it is Fardh (obligatory) for every Muslim to adopt a manner of earning that is Halaal.

[Tabraani in his Kabeer 9851, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)

(4) A Sunnah The Sunnah method of visiting the sick
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the proper manner of visiting the sick is to place your hand on his forehead or hand and to ask how he is feeling.

[Tirmidhi 2731, from Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Making up for nightly recitations that are missed  
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person misses his nightly recitations, he may make up for them the following day between Fajr and Zuhr and thereby have them recorded as being recited at night as usual.

[Muslim 1745, from Hadhrat Umar (RA)]

(6) A Sin Carrying tales
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the worst of people are those who carry tales, ultimately causing ties to break between people.

[Shua’bul Imaan 10665, from Hadhrat Asmaa bint Yazeed (RA)]

(7) This World The beauty of this world
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “What I fear most for you people is that the beauty of this world opens up to you.”

[Bukhaari 1465, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]

(8) The Aakhirah The Munaafiqeen and Kuffaar in Jahannam
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Today, ransom shall neither be accepted from you (Munaafiqeen) nor from the Kuffaar. Your abode shall be the Fire (of Jahannam) and it is the worst of places to return to”.

[Surah Hadeed, verse 15]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Paralysis of the hands
When a person once suffered paralysis of his hands and feet, Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) said to him, “Think of your most beloved personality. “Muhammad (SAW)!” the man said. He was then cured.


[Ibus Sunni 169]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Give the orphans (in your care) their wealth (when they reach the age of maturity and understanding) and do not exchange the bad for the good (do not take what is valuable from their wealth and replace it with something inferior). Do not devour their wealth (by including it) with your own. It is indeed a serious sin to do so”.

[Surah Nisaa, verse 2]

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