20th Dhul Hijjah Just 5 Minutes

(1) Islaamic History The services Moulana Roomi (RA) rendered to the Deen
Moulana Roomi (RA) had spent 40 years of his life in serving Deeni knowledge such as teaching, lecturing and issuing Fataawaa. Sheikh Kamaalud Deen Jundi (RA) then instructed his devotee Shams Tabrez (RA) to go to Rome and ignite the heart of Moulana Roomi (RA). On his way, he happened to spend the night near an area where the eminent people of the city spent their leisure time. It was there that he met Moulana Roomi (RA). The two instantly recognised each other and then proceeded to spend six months engaged in spiritual exercises in the rooms of Sheikh Salaahud Deen Zarkoob (RA). Moulana Roomi (RA) then gave up teaching and spent every moment devoted to the service of Hadhrat Shams Tabrez (RA). In fact, the rumour spread in town that an insane man had cast a spell on Moulana Roomi (RA) which rendered him incapable of doing anything. Fearing trouble from the people, Shams Tabrez (RA) fled and went to live in Damascus. However, his parting was so traumatic for Moulana Roomi (RA) that he spent the rest of his days in silence. When he did speak, it would only be poems, which were recorded by his students and were eventually compiled into the Mathnawi. These poems cover subjects as diverse as beliefs, miracles, Tasawwuf, Ibaadah, philosophy and science, all rendered in a most appealing manner. Moulana Roomi (RA) eventually passed away on Sunday the 5th of Jumaadal Ukhra 672 A.H.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle The hymning of Tasbeeh from stones
Hadhrat Abu Dharr (RA) reports that they were once sitting with Rasulullaah (SAW) when they heard the hymning of Tasbeeh from some pebbles that were in his hand. Rasulullaah (SAW) then handed the pebbles over to Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA). He then handed them to Hadhrat Umar (RA), who handed them over to Hadhrat Uthmaan (RA). The pebbles continued hymning Tasbeeh in their hands as well but then stopped when it was handed over to anyone other than them.

[Dalaa’il of Isfahaani 327]

(3) A Fardh Proceeding to the Masjid to perform Salaah in Jamaa’ah
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that when a person performs Wudhu and then proceeds for Salaah to the Masjid only to find that it is over, he will receive the reward of Salaah with Jamaa’ah without the rewards decreasing of those who had performed their Salaah there.

[Abu Dawood 564, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa to remain steadfast upon the Deen
Hadhrat Ummu Salamah (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) often recited following Du’aa:

يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِيْ عَلٰى دِيْنِكَ

TRANSLATION: O Turner of hearts! Set my heart firmly upon Your Deen.

[Tirmidhi 3522]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Loving others solely for the pleasure of Allaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who loves and hates others solely for the pleasure of Allaah and who gives and withholds charity solely for the pleasure of Allaah has perfected his Imaan.”

[Abu Dawood 4681, from Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (RA)]

(6) A Sin Disobeying Allaah and His Rasool (SAW)
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Whoever disobeys Allaah and His Rasool (SAW) and oversteps His limits (later dying as a Kaafir), Allaah shall enter him into the Fire (of Jahannam) where he shall live forever. He shall suffer a disgracing punishment”.



[Surah Nisaa, verse 14]

(7) This World The life of this world is a deception
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O people! Allaah’s promise (of resurrection) is certainly true, so never let the worldly life deceive you (into thinking that you will never be resurrected), nor should the great deceiver (Shaytaan) deceive you about Allaah (by telling you that you may continue sinning because Allaah will forgive you). Indeed Shaytaan is your enemy, so treat him as an enemy. He calls to his party (followers) only so that they become inmates of the Blaze (Jahannam)”.

[Surah Faatir, verses 5-6]

(8) The Aakhirah Mouths will be sealed on the Day of Qiyaamah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When you will present yourselves on the Day of Qiyaamah, your mouths will be sealed and the first of the limbs to speak will be the thighs and the palms.”

[Ahmad 19522, from Hadhrat Mu’aawiya bin Haydah (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The benefits of pomegranates
Rasulullaah (SAW) advised that pomegranates be eaten with their seeds for they bring new life to a person’s stomach.

[Ahmad 22726, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]

Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that together with strengthening the stomach, pomegranates are also beneficial in curing people from coughs that they have been suffering from for a long time.

(10) Advice from

Rasulullaah (SAW)

Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Continue enjoining good and forbidding evil otherwise a time will soon come when Allaah will inflict a punishment upon you and even though you will make Du’aa to Him, the Du’aa will not be accepted.”

[Tirmidhi 2169, from Hadhrat Hudhayfah (RA)]