1st Dhul Hijjah Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mubaarak (RA)
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mubaarak (RA) was an extremely learned scholar, a great Muhaddith, an expert in Fiqh and a perfect example of one who truly recognised Allaah. He was a student of both Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA) as well as Hadhrat Sufyaan. He valued the men of knowledge, especially Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA). He specialised in the field of Ahadeeth and taught thousands of students. Even the Khalifah Haroon Ar-Rasheed envied his popularity and honour. He emulated the Sahabah  in his piety, Ibaadah, abstinence, character, and personality. He was also unmatched in his extreme generosity, showering many gifts upon the scholars of Deen. His practice was to perform Hajj during one year, spend the following year in Jihaad and the third year engaged in business. Most of his profits were spent on the poor and needy. Amongst his notable qualities was his fear for Allaah, his concern for the Aakhirah, independence of creation and humility towards the poor. He passed away in the year 181 A.H. at the age of 63.
(2) Allaah’s Power The whale
Amongst the countless creatures in the oceans, the largest is the whale. Within its belly there is a waxlike and fragrant substance called ambergris, which is used for expensive medicines as well as in perfume making. The whale vomits out this substance and it is found floating on water like foam. It is then gathered and sold. Another peculiarity of the whale is that it beaches before it is due to die and breaths its last on the shore. It then becomes free food for so many.
(3) A Fardh Believing that Allaah will resurrect everyone
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “It is Allaah Who has created you, then sustains you, will then give you death, and again give you life (on the Day of Qiyaamah). Are there any of your partners (gods) who can do any of this? Allaah is Pure and Exalted above the partners they (the Mushrikeen) ascribe to Him (because none can do what He can do)”.

[Surah Room, verse 40]

(4) A Sunnah The Masnoon Qiraa’ah during the two Rakaahs after Tawaaf
Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) recited Surah Kaafiroon and Surah Ikhlaas in the two Rakaahs after Tawaaf.

[Tirmidhi 869]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Sacrificing an animal secures protection from Jahannam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person sacrifices an animal happily and with hope of rewards from Allaah, the sacrifice will become a means of protecting him from Jahannam.”

[Tabraani in his Kabeer 2670]

(6) A Sin The warning against not sacrificing an animal
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who does not sacrifice an animal despite having the means of doing so should not even approach our Eid Gah.”

[Mustadrak of Haakim 3468, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

If a person does not sacrifice an animal despite being in possession of Nisaab, he will be sinful.

(7) This World How despised this world is in the sight of Allaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Allaah had not created anything as despicable as this world and has never looked back at it (with any affection) since creating it.”       [Bayhaqi 10110, from Hadhrat Moosa bin Yasaar (RA)]
(8) The Aakhirah No ransom will be accepted on the Day of Qiyaamah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily those who commit kufr and die as Kuffaar, the earth full of gold shall never be accepted from any of them if they ever wish to offer it as ransom (to save themselves from punishment on the Day of Qiyaamah). For them shall be a painful punishment and they shall have no helpers (to save them from Allaah’s punishment)”.

[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 91]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The benefits of Zamzam
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that the water of Zamzam serves as both food as well as a cure for diseases.

[Bayhaqi 3973, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas ]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! When the call (Adhaan) is made for (the Jumu’ah) Salaah on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday), then hasten towards Allaah’s remembrance (towards the Jumu’ah Salaah to take place in the Masjid) and leave trading. This is best for you (in both worlds) if you but knew (the eternal value of the Salaah, which far exceeds the temporary value of the wealth you may attain by trade)”.

[Surah Jumu’ah, verse 9]

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