|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Nooh (AS)|
|After Hadhrat Aadam (AS), Hadhrat Nooh (AS) was the first Nabi who was also a Rasool. A Rasool is a Nabi who was given a divine book or a new Shari’ah. The people of his time worshipped and assortment of idols and Shirk was their religion. Although Hadhrat Nooh (AS) preached to his people for 950 years, only a few of them accepted his message. In fact, the others even mocked and jeered at him. Because they denied Imaan, Allaah destroyed them all with a great flood. Hadhrat Nooh (AS) and those who followed him were saved when they boarded his ark and it was from them that the generations of mankind were born thereafter.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The bee|
|Allaah has taught the bee the art of sucking nectar from flowers and then using it to make honey, which is of tremendous benefit to man. This is something that man is unable to make even though he may try all he wants. It is certainly only through the power of Allaah that such a feat is accomplished through a tiny creature like the bee.|
|(3) A Fardh||It is Fardh to believe that Allaah is One|
|It is a grave sin to believe that Allaah has any parents or children because He is One. Allaah clearly states in the Qur’aan, “He Allaah is One. Allaah is Independent (while He needs no one and nothing, everyone and everything needs Him). He has no children and is not anyone’s child. There is none equal to Him (neither in His Being nor in His qualities)”.
[Surah Ikhlaas, verses 1-4]
It is Fardh (obligatory) to believe with conviction that Allaah is One.
|(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||The Du’aa for steadfastness and mercy|
|The following Du’aa should be recited if one wants to remain steadfast on any good deed and if one wants to attract Allaah’s mercy:
رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنْكَ رَحْمَةً
إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْوَهَّابُ
TRANSLATION: “Our Rabb, do not cause our hearts to stray after You have guided us. Grant us Your mercy for verily You are the Great Giver.”
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 8]
|(5) A Nafl||The promise of Jannah for pleasing the husband|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The woman who passes away when her husband is pleased with her shall enter Jannah.”
[Tirmidhi 1161, from Hadhrat Ummu Salamah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The punishment for committing suicide|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the person who commits suicide by falling off a mountain will continue falling off a mountain in Jahannam forever. Similarly, the person who commits suicide by stabbing himself with an iron object will have the iron object in his hand in Jahannam and will continue stabbing himself forever. In a like manner, the person who commits suicide by swallowing poison will have poison in his hand in Jahannam and will continue swallowing it forever.
[Bukhaari 5778, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(7) This World||Leaving this world all alone|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Undoubtedly, you have come to Us alone (without your wealth and families) as We created you the first time (at birth) and you have left behind your backs (in the world) what (bounties and luxuries) We had blessed you with”.
[Surah An’aam, verse 94]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The punishment for backbiting and dishonouring a Muslim|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the one who backbites about a Muslim and receives even a morsel of food in exchange, he will be made to eat a morsel of fire from Jahannam. Similarly, the one who dishonours a Muslim and receives a garment of clothing in exchange, he will be made to wear a garment of fire from Jahannam.
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||The fig|
|Allaah speaks about the fig in the Qur’aan when He says, “By the fig and the olive”.
[Surah Teen, verse 1]
By taking an oath on the fig, Allaah is highlighting its importance. Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that it contains more nutrition than fruits and is beneficial for conditions relating to the chest, the throat and breathing. It is also effective in eradicating phlegm.
|(10) Advice from
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Do not laugh too much because excessive laughter deadens the heart.”
[Tirmidhi 2305, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
Rasulullaah (SAW) also said, “I swear by the Being Who controls my life that if you knew what I know, you would laugh less and cry more.”
[Bukhaari 6637, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]