|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Moulana Jalaalud Deen Roomi (RA)|
|His name was Muhammad, but he was famously known as Jalaalud Deen and Moulana Roomi. He was born in Balkh on the 6th of Rabee-ul-Awwal in the year 604 A.H. His father Sheikh Muhammad Bahaa’ud Deen (RA) was a great Aalim and famous saint of the time. Moulana Roomi (RA) acquired his elementary knowledge from his father, but due to some fallout with the ruler of the time, his father was forced to move to Konia when Moulana Roomi (RA) was 18 or 20 years of age. There, he studied under various scholars for eight years, after which he proceeded to Aleppo, which was a renowned centre of learning. There he stayed in the Madrasah Halaawiyya and studied under Sheikh Umar bin Ahmad (RA). He also studied under various other scholars until he mastered many branches of knowledge. He was then forty years of age. When his father passed away, Sheikh Burhaanud Deen came from Tirmidh to pay his respects. After testing Moulana Roomi (RA), the Sheikh said, “It is only your inner knowledge that is now left. I now wish to hand this trust of your father’s over to you.” Moulana Roomi (RA) then spent 9 years in the company of the Sheikh and progressed through the various stages of Ma’rifah and Sulook.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The stars|
|We see countless stars in the open sky at night, which form a magnificent picture. Allaah says in the Qur’aan that He has decorated the sky of this world with these bright lanterns. It is indeed a wonder that these millions of stars have remained shining in the sky for so many thousands of years without losing their light. People have always been using the stars to navigate and captains of ship use them even in today’s modern age for the same purpose. Their perpetual radiance and clockwork movements are a sign of the glorious power of Allaah.|
|(3) A Fardh||Belief in Taqdeer|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Everything happens according to Taqdeer. In fact, even the capability and intelligence of a person is in accordance with Taqdeer.”
[Muslim 6751, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
Taqdeer means that everything that happens in this world, whether good or bad, happens according to the will of Allaah, which He has predestined. It is Fardh (obligatory) for us to believe in Taqdeer.
|(4) A Sunnah||Never refuse perfume|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) never refused perfume when it was offered to him. [Tirmidhi 2789, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]|
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Meeting the Haaji|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When you meet the Haaji, greet him, shake hands with him and ask him to make Du’aa for your forgiveness before he enters his house because he has been cleansed of sins.”
[Ahmad 5348, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The punishment for assisting in the murder of a Muslim|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who assists in the murder of a Muslim even by mentioning a single word will be raised on the Day of Qiyaamah with an inscription on his forehead stating, ‘This person is deprived of the mercy of Allaah.’”
[Ibn Maajah 2620, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(7) This World||Turning one’s attention away from this world|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Thinking of death is sufficient to turn one’s attention away from this world and focus it upon the Aakhirah.”
[Bayhaqi 10159, from Hadhrat Rabee bin Anas (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The favours upon the people of Jannah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(On the other hand,) Many faces on that day will be resplendent (shining bright with happiness). They (those with shining faces) shall be pleased with their efforts (in this world because their efforts earned them Jannah) in the lofty gardens of Jannah where they shall not hear futile talk. (Jannah shall have nothing unpleasant. Neither will one see anything unpleasant, nor hear anything unpleasant. There will be no noise and shouting in Jannah, nor any talk that is futile and therefore unpleasant.) In it (Jannah) there are flowing springs”.
[Surah Ghaashiya, verses 8-12]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Treating the ill with Talbina|
|Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) used to advise people to prepare Talbina to treat the ill, saying, “I have heard Rasulullaah (SAW) say that Talbina pacifies the heart of the ill and dispels grief and distress.”
Talbina is made by mixing crushed barley with milk and then adding honey to sweeten it.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Fear Allaah and let every soul see (consider) what (good deeds) it has sent ahead for tomorrow (to be rewarded on the Day of Qiyaamah). Fear (the punishment of) Allaah (by fulfilling his commands and refraining from sin)! Indeed Allaah is Informed of what you do”.
[Surah Hashar, verse 18]