16th Rabee’ul Awwal Just 5 Minutes

(1) Islaamic History The incident of the two friends
Surah Kahaf speaks of two friends, one of whom was very wealthy. He possessed many bounties together with his vineyard, surrounded by date palms and surrounding a plantation. However, he did not believe in Allaah and was extremely haughty and boastful. The other friend was a Mu’min, but was very poor. When the Kaafir once came to the Mu’min and boasted about his wealth being everlasting, which none could take it from him. The Mu’min told him that if Allaah willed, He could grant him (the Mu’min) even more and cause all the wealth of the Kaafir to be destroyed by a disaster. This is exactly what then happened and the Kaafir was left wringing his hands in remorse. Indeed, Allaah does not like the boastful ones.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Blessing in a little water
Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that when the time for Salaah once arrived and some Sahabah (RA) close to the Masjid had made Wudhu, the water ran out. The others were worried because they had not been able to perform Wudhu. A stone bowl was brought to Rasulullaah (SAW) with some water in it. Because it was too small for Rasulullaah (SAW) to place his hand inside, Rasulullaah (SAW) placed his finger together inside the bowl and so much water started to fill the bowl that 80 Sahabah managed to perform their Wudhu from it.                                                           [Bukhaari 3575]
(3) A Fardh The status of Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The one who has no Wudhu has no Salaah and whoever has no Salaah has no Deen. The status of Salaah in Islaam is like the head in the body. Just as a body cannot live without the head, so too can Deen not live without Salaah.”

[Targheeb wat Tarheeb 518, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]

(4) A Sunnah To eradicate laziness
Rasulullaah (SAW) often recited the following Du’aa:


اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنّيْ أَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ

TRANSLATION: O Allaah! I seek Your protection from helplessness and laziness.

[Muslim 6873, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Treating one’s wife well
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The people with the most complete Imaan are those with the best character and those with the best character are those who treat their wives best.”

[Tirmidhi 1162, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin The punishment for Shirk
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Allaah has definitely forbidden Jannah for the one who attributes a partner to Allaah (commits Shirk) and his abode shall be the Fire (of Jahannam). The oppressors (Mushrikeen) will have no helpers (to save them from Allaah’s punishment)”.

[Surah Maa’idah, verse 72]

(7) This World Be wary of your spouses and children
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! You have enemies among your spouses and children (who may intentionally or unintentionally cause you to neglect your duties to Allaah) so be wary of them (by never allowing your love for them to take precedence over your duties to Allaah). (However,) If you pardon, overlook and forgive (them when their requests anger you for good reason), then (remember that) Allaah is certainly Most Forgiving, Most Merciful (and will forgive you as well)”.

[Surah Taghaabun, verse 14]

It often happens that a person’s spouse and children lead him to commit acts that conflict with the Shari’ah, thereby falling into the category of Allaah’s enemies.

(8) The Aakhirah Two gardens of gold and silver in Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “There are two gardens of silver in Jannah in which the utensils and everything else is made of silver. There are also two gardens of gold in Jannah in which the utensils and everything else is made of gold. Had it not been for the veil of Allaah’s glory between them and Allaah, the people of the Jannah of Adan would have been able to see their Rabb all the time.”

[Bukhaari 4878, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Qais (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The benefits of seasonal fruit
Allaah instructs us in the Qur’aan to eat fruits when they appear.

[Surah An’aam, verse 141]

Eating the fruit of the season is extremely beneficial to the health and a great means of protecting against illnesses.

(10) Advice from

Rasulullaah (SAW)

Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Greet your brother with Salaam when you meet him and if you are separated by a tree, wall or rock, then greet him again.”