|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Nizaamud Den Awliya (RA)|
|Hadhrat Nizaamud Deen (RA) was a famous saint who belonged to the Chistiyyah chain of saints. His family descended from Bukhara and he was born in the year 636 A.H. His father passed away when he was only five years old and his mother was left with the responsibility of growing him up. After completing his studies in Deen, he presented himself for inner reformation before Hadhrat Fareed Ganj (RA) and he pledged allegiance to him. He was eventually appointed as successor and devoted his life to the propagation of the Deen. It was towards the end of the Alaa’ee reign and drinking, sin and gambling were the order of the day. Through his efforts, the majority of Muslims in India had turned towards Ibaadah and leading lives of abstinence. There were more people attending his gatherings than those of the king. He did not like to associate with the wealthy and when the king Alaa’ud Deen Khalji insisted on meeting him, Hadhrat Nizaamud Deen (RA) said, “I have two doors here. Should the king enter from one door, I shall exit through the other.” He gave up eating and drinking forty days before he passed away and would weep continuously. He eventually passed away in the year 725 A.H.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Colours|
|It is through colours that many things are distinguished because they would be impossible to tell apart without their differences in colour. Just think of how the colours of their skins and insides distinguish fruits and how the colour tells a ripe fruit apart from a raw fruit. This is yet another sign of the power of Allaah.|
|(3) A Fardh||Delivering true testimony|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Be firm in establishing justice and be witness (to the truth) for Allaah even if it (the evidence you deliver) is against yourselves, your parents and relatives (you should expose the truth under all circumstances)”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 135]
|(4) A Sunnah||Wearing a ring on the right hand|
|Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) reports that he noticed Rasulullaah (SAW) wearing his ring on the right hand.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Du’aa for one’s parents|
|A person once came to Rasulullaah (SAW) and asked whether there was any good he could do for his parents after their deaths. “Yes,” Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “pray that Allaah forgives them and has mercy on them. You should also fulfil the bequests they have made, maintain good relations with their family members and honour their friends.”
[Abu Dawood 5142, from Hadhrat Maalik bin Rabee’ah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Allowing the lower garment to reach below the ankles|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person allows his lower garment to hang below the ankles out of pride (or fashion), Allaah will not even look at him with mercy on the Day of Qiyaamah.”
[Bukhaari 5788, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(7) This World||When will this world become subservient to a person|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person makes the Aakhirah his objective Allaah will fill his heart with contentment, gather all his affairs and the world will become subservient to him. On the other hand, when a person makes this world his objective of life, Allaah will disperse all his affairs and place poverty and hunger before his eyes (he will fear it all the time and will worry what will happen to him. He will thus spend all his time in this worry) even though he will receive only that much of this world as is decreed for him.
[Tirmidhi 2465, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The Day of Qiyaamah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Never! (You should never think that these acts do not warrant punishment. They certainly do! If not already in this world, this punishment will definitely arrive on that Day of Qiyaamah) When the earth shall be ripped to shreds (to be replaced with another earth) (the day) when your Rabb shall commence proceedings (to take reckoning together) with the angels (who will appear) in rows and the day when Jahannam will be brought to the fore (for all to see). On that day man will understand (the errors of his ways in this world). But of what use will this understanding be (because it will be too late to make amends)?”
[Surah Fajr, verses 21-23]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Counteracting heat with watermelons|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) used to eat watermelons with dates saying, “We counter the heat of dates with watermelon and counter the cold of watermelon with the dates.”
[Abu Dawood 3836, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)]
Watermelons counteract the extreme heat of dates and are therefore effective in averting headaches that stem from this heat.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(O Muslims!) Do not become like those who forgot (neglected to fulfil the commands of) Allaah after which He made them forget themselves (this caused them to eventually neglect their welfare in the Aakhirah, leading them to commit sins that destroy them in the Aakhirah). Those are the sinners (the heedless and disobedient ones)”.
[Surah Hashar, verse 19]