17th Muharram Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The flood of Hadhrat Nooh (AS)
The Qur’aan tells us that Hadhrat Nooh (AS) preached to his people for 950 years, but only a few of them believed him. When he eventually lost hope in them, he made Du’aa to Allaah to send such a punishment to them that would destroy them all without leaving any of them alive. Allaah accepted the Du’aa and caused water to gush profusely from the ground and torrential rain to come pouring down. According to the command of Allaah, Hadhrat Nooh (AS) made all the Mu’mineen board his ark that Allaah instructed him to build, together with a pair from every species of animals. When all the Kuffaar were drowned, the water started to subside and Hadhrat Nooh (AS)’s ark stopped on Mount Judi. It then took a month before all the water had disappeared and on the day they disembarked from the ark, it was the day of Aashura (10th of Muharram). The people started to fast in commemoration of this day and this is how the fast of the day of Aashura started.

[Al Bidaayah wan Nihaayah]

(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Rasulullaah (SAW) informs the people of the safety they would experience on their roads
Rasulullaah (SAW) once said to Hadhrat Adi bin Haatim (RA), “O Adi! If you live long enough, you will see that a woman will be able to travel all alone from Heera and make Tawaaf of the Kabah without having to fear anyone other than Allaah.” Hadhrat Adi (RA) reported afterwards that he really did witness that time arrive.


[Bukhaari 3468]

(3) A Fardh The Janaazah Salaah is Fardh Kifaayah
Amongst the seven things that Rasulullaah (SAW) commanded was that people participate in the Janaazah Salaah.

[Bukhaari 1339, from Hadhrat Baraa bin Aazib (RA)]

The Janaazah Salaah is Fardh Kifaayah, meaning that while it is Fardh (obligatory) for everyone, the obligation will be waived if some people carry it out.

(4) A Sunnah Dusting off the bed before sleeping
Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When any of you goes to bed, he should dust it off with a cloth because he does not know what may be in it.”

[Abu Dawood 5050]

(5) A Nafl The intention to carry out a good deed also earns rewards
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person makes the intention to carry out a good deed but is unable to carry it out, the reward of a good deed will be recorded in his favour.”

[Bukhaari 6491 and Muslim 338, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]

(6) A Sin The punishment for falsely reporting Ahadeeth  
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Be careful when reporting from me and report only that which you are certain about. The person who falsely attributes something to me should prepare his abode in Jahannam.”

[Tirmidhi 2951]

(7) This World The signs of a bad person
Rasulullaah (SAW) mentioned that there are four signs of a bad person:

  1. Dry eyes (that do not weep out of fear of Allaah),
  2. A hard heart (that neither softens for the Aakhirah nor for anyone at any other time),
  3. Long hopes,
  4. And greed for this world.

[Targheeb wat Tarheeb 4741]

(8) The Aakhirah The most honoured person in Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that the most honoured person in Jannah shall be the one who will see Allaah every morning and evening.

[Tirmidhi 3649]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Avoid direct sunlight
Rasulullaah (SAW) advised people to avoid sitting in direct sunlight because it spoils the clothing, causes a person to smell of perspiration, and also causes suppressed illness to surface.

[Mustadrak 8264]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan,


ۚ تُرْحَمُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ اللّہَ وَاتَّقُوا أَخَوَيْكُمْ فَأَصْلِحُوْا بَیْنَ إِخْوَةٌ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِنَّمَا

Innamal mu’minoona ikhwatun faaslihoo bayna akhawaykum wattaqullaaha la’allakum turhamoon

TRANSLATION: “The Mu’mineen are all brothers (because they all belong to the same Deen), so reconcile (create harmony) between your brothers (whenever a dispute arises). Fear Allaah so that mercy may be shown to you”.

[Surah Hujuraat, verse 10]

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