|(1) Islaamic History||Hilful Fudhool|
|Oppression and theft were the order of the day in Arabia during the Period of Ignorance. The order of the jungle prevailed at the time where the powerful would prey upon the weak. When one of the leaders of Makkah once bought some goods from a trader and refused to pay him the full price, the poor man could find none to redress the situation. It was then that some concerned people from Makkah gathered at the house of Abdullaah bin Jad’aan to form a committee that would stand for the rights of the weak. Amongst the group of people was Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), who was then still a youth. They named this committee the Hilful Fudhool. When he grew up to be a young man, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) rallied the leaders of the prominent tribes to again unite in an effort to bring peace to the region, restrain the hands of oppressors and secure the safety of the travellers. He managed to align the Banu Haashim, Banu Abdul Muttalib, Banu Sa’d, Banu Zuhra and Banu Tameem tribes together to achieve this end. Many people were assisted through this union. In fact, even after announcing his Nabuwaat- prophethood, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) stated that he would readily support such an organisation if he was summoned to do so.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Lightning and Thunder|
|When Allaah sends rain from the clouds, He sometimes also causes lightning to flash from these clouds, which in turn cause thunder to resound. These flashes of lightning travel so swiftly that they are seen to strike even before the thunder is heard. It is also often seen that the bolts of lightning are so intense that they cause untold damage. All of these powerful forces are a sign of the awesome power and might of Allaah.|
|(3) A Fardh||Salaah in Jamaa’ah|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that when a person sincerely performs salaah in Jamaa’ah for forty days, he will received immunity from Jahannam and immunity from hypocrisy.
[Tirmidhi 241, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(4) A Sunnah||Drinking in three sips|
|It is reported that whenever Hadhrat Anas (RA) drank, he did so in two or three sips and reported that whenever Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) drank, he drank in three sips.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Treating one’s wife well|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) 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||Associating with non-Mahram women|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “It is better for you that a nail be hammered through your head rather than you touching a strange woman who is Haraam for you.”
[Tabraani 16880, from Hadhrat Ma’qal bin Yasaar (RA)]
|(7) This World||Fear for death and deficiency in wealth|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “People fear two things (whereas both are really better fro them). They fear death when death really saves them from trials and they fear deficiency in their wealth when the less wealth they have, the less will they need to answer for.”
[Musnad 23113, from Hadhrat Mahmood bin Labeed (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Every person will be summoned by his record of deeds on the Day of Qiyaamah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(Do not forget) The day when We will call every person by his Imaam (by his Nabi or his record of deeds). As for those who will be given their books (the records of their deeds) in their right hands, they will be the ones who will read their books and will not be oppressed in the least (they will not be deprived of the reward of any good act)”.
[Surah Bani Israa’eel, verse 71]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)||There is a cure for every ailment|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Allaah has sent a cure for every ailment. When it is given to the ailing person, he is cured by the command of Allaah.”
[Muslim 5741, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O children of Aadam! Adopt your (clothing of) beauty (dress well) at every place of salaah (whenever you perform salaah). Eat, drink (what is Halaal without being greedy) but do not waste for indeed He (Allaah) does not like those who waste”.
[Surah A’raaf, verse 31]