1st Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Khaalid bin Waleed (RA)
Who is not unaware of the bravery and valour of Hadhrat Khaalid bin Waleed (RA)? He was moved to accept Islaam after the peace treaty of Hudaybiyyah had been signed and just as he had fought with great fervour and enthusiasm for the Mushrikeen before accepting Islaam, he did the same after becoming a Muslim and spent his life defending Islaam against the onslaught of the Kuffaar. Shortly after he had accepted Islaam, the Battle of Mu’ta took place in the year 8 A.H. At Mu’ta, Hadhrat Zaid bin Haaritha (RA), Hadhrat Ja’far bin Abi Taalib and Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Rawaaha (RA) were all martyred in turn before Hadhrat Khaalid bin Waleed (RA) was appointed commander of the army and granted victory. He was also given command of a battalion of soldiers when Rasulullaah (SAW) conquered Makkah. After Rasulullaah (SAW) passed away, Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA) gave him command over the army that defeated the renegades as well as the imposter Musaylama Kadhaab. He also played a key role in the many conquests that the Muslims enjoyed over the Romans and the Persians. It was on account of his prowess as a military general that Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Khaalid bin Waleed is a sword from amongst the swords of Allaah, which Allaah has drawn against the Kuffaar and the Mushrikeen.”
(2) Allaah’s Power The power of Allaah in stones
Allaah has granted unique colour to the many forms of creation that He has made and it is often by these colours that they are distinguished from one another. Allaah has even accorded stunning colours to stones, some being black, some white, others red, green and so many other colours and shades. For each of these many types of rock, man has various uses. Who else could it be who gave such beautiful colours and lustre to the many rocks and boulders hidden deep underground? This is certainly only through the amazing power and might of Allaah.
(3) A Fardh Worship Allaah Alone
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Your Illaah is but One Illaah. There is no other Illaah but Him, The Compassionate, The Most Merciful. (His decision is final)”.

[Surah Baqara, verse 163]

This verse makes it clear that it is only Allaah Who is worthy of worship. It is therefore Fardh (obligatory) to worship Allaah Alone.

(4) A Sunnah Lending a helping hand in domestic chores
When Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) was asked what Rasulullaah (SAW) did when he was at home, she replied, “He would lend a helping hand with the domestic chores, but would hasten for Salaah as soon as the time arrived.”

[Bukhaari 676]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Performing Umrah during the month of Ramadhaan
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the reward for performing Umrah during the month of Ramadhaan is equivalent to performing Hajj.

[Muslim 3038, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]

(6) A Sin The ill effects of some sins
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that when a person commits the following four sins, his Imaan actually leaves him for the duration of the sin;

  1. When committing adultery or fornication,
  2. When drinking liquor,
  3. And when committing murder.

[Bukhaari 6809, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]

(7) This World The Harms of Holding this world in high esteem
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Recitation of Laa Ilaaha Illallaah will protect a person against Allaah’s wrath as long as he regards the Deen to be more important than this world. However, when he starts to regard the world as more important than Deen, then even his recitation of Laa Ilaaha Illallaah will be cast back at him and he will be told, ‘You are a liar’.”

[Kanzul Ummaal 217, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]

(8) The Aakhirah Every person will be handed their record of deeds
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “We have bound every person’s (record of) actions on his neck (wherever a man may be, his every act is recorded). (Eventually, when he dies, this record is closed until finally) On the Day of Qiyaamah We shall take out for him a book (this record containing all his actions he carried out in this world) that he will see opened before him. (It will then be said to him) ‘Read your book. Today you are enough to take stock of yourself (you can see your actions for yourself and you need no one else to question you).’ ”.

[Surah Bani Israa’eel, verses 13-14]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Seeking cure through honey and the Qur’aan
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Adhere to two things when seeking cure; honey and the Qur’aan.”

[Ibn Maajah 3452, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “So think of Me (by performing Salaah, making Dhikr, abiding by the Qur’aan and in all other matters) and I will think of you (by rewarding you and fulfilling your needs). Be grateful to Me (by obeying Me) and do not be ungrateful (by disobeying Me)”.

[Surah Baqara, verse 152]

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