18th Dhul Hijjah Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The qualities of Sultan Salaahud Deen Ayyoobi (RA)
Together with being the king of Egypt and Shaam, Sultan Salaahud Deen Ayyoobi (RA) was also a sincere and devoted Muslim. He associated closely with the Ulema and men of knowledge and was an Aalim himself. He was very particular about his Salaah and even when he was seriously ill, he would call for the Imaam and perform his Salaah. He once mentioned that he had not missed his Salaah in Jamaa’ah for many years. It is strange to note that despite being a king, Zakaah never became Fardh (obligatory) for him. He always finished his wealth on Sadaqah and could never accumulate enough for Zakaah to become Fardh. He was often seen weeping when he recited the Qur’aan. He was extremely forbearing and kind and would overlook the faults of his slaves and companions. In fact, when the leader of the Christian army was brought to him after he had conquered Baytul Muqaddas and feared being executed, Sultan Salaahud Deen Ayyoobi (RA) reassured him that he was safe and would not be killed. Apart from this, Allaah had endowed him with many other sterling qualities. It was in the year 589 A.H. that this soul passed away.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Unseen help
The Sahabah (RA) reports that they were 400 men with Rasulullaah (SAW) on a journey when they set up camp at a place where there was no water. They were worried about their predicament when Allaah sent a small kid goat to Rasulullaah (SAW). It stood by Rasulullaah (SAW) as he milked her. Rasulullaah (SAW) himself drank to his fill from the milk and then gave each of the Sahabah (RA) as much as they could drink. Rasulullaah (SAW) then tied the goat up, but when they awoke the following morning, it had disappeared. When Rasulullaah (SAW) was informed of this, he remarked, “The Allaah Who sent her has taken her back.”

[Bayhaqi 2381, from Hadhrat Naafi (RA)]

(3) A Fardh The daughter’s share of inheritance
It is Fardh to give a daughter one part of the father’s estate, whereas the son received two parts. Allaah says, “Allaah instructs you concerning your children. For a male is the share of two females”

[Surah Nisaa, verse 11]

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for piety and independence
Rasulullaah (SAW) recited the following Du’aa:


اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيٓ أَسْأَلُكَ الْهُدٰى وَالتُّقٰى وَالْعَفَافَ وَالْغِنٰى

TRANSLATION: O Allaah! I ask You for guidance, piety, chastity, and independence.

[Muslim 6904, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Du’aas are never wasted
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Verily, your Rabb is extremely modest and generous and feels embarrassed to leave His servant empty-handed when the servant begs of Him.”

[Tirmidhi 3556, from Hadhrat Salmaan Faarsi (RA)]

(6) A Sin Devouring the wealth of an orphan
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]

(7) This World Wealth and children can be a source of getting nearer to Allaah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Your wealth and children are not such that they can draw you closer to Us (merely because you have them in abundance), except for him who has Imaan and does good deeds (such a person’s wealth and children can certainly take him closer to Allaah because he will use them to please Allaah). For these people, there shall be a multiplied reward on account of what (good) they do, and they shall rest peacefully on balconies (in Jannah)”.

[Surah Saba, Verse 37]

(8) The Aakhirah How the grave treats the sinner
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that when a sinner is laid into the grave, it says to him, “Wretched indeed is your arrival! From all the people walking on earth, I detested you the most. Now that you have been made over to me, you will see how well I treat you.” The grave will then crush him so much so that his ribs form both sides will penetrate each other.

[Tirmidhi 2460, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The benefits of watermelon
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that watermelon taken before eating cleanses the stomach and eliminates the root of diseases.

[Ibn Asaakir Vol.6 Pg.102]

(10) Advice from

Rasulullaah (SAW)

When the mother of Hadhrat Anas (RA) asked Rasulullaah (SAW) for some advice, he said, “The best Hijrah is to leave sin and the best Jihaad is to safeguard the Faraa’idh. Engage in the Dhikr of Allaah abundantly because there is nothing more loved by Allaah that you can present before Him.”

[Tabraani in his Kabeer 20821]

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