|(1) Islaamic History||Hadhrat Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA)|
|Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA), whose real name was Nu’maan bin Thaabit was born in the year 80 A.H. in a family of businessmen. He saw Rasulullaah (SAW)’s special servant, the eminent Sahabi Hadhrat Anas bin Maalik (RA). Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA) possessed an excellent memory. He always assisted the poor, fulfilled the rights of his neighbours and behaved cordially even towards his enemies and antagonists. He engaged in Salaah all night and wept so much during the Salaah that people outside the house heard him and took pity on him. Hadhrat Nasr bin Haajib (RA) says that he sometimes spent the night at the house of Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA) and would see him weep so profusely that his tears wet the mat as they fell like rain. He says that he could actually hear them fall. Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA) assisted his poor students and used to even send money to their homes for household expenses. He avoided the ruling class and would not accept the gifts they sent him. Impressed by his courage and outspoken manner in defence of the truth, the Khalifah Mansoor’s wife once sent fifty thousand Dirhams and an exquisite conveyance for Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA), but he declined the gift saying, “I did it for Allaah and in defence of the Deen, not for worldly gain.”|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||A miracle at Hudaybiyyah|
|Hadhrat Baraa bin Aazib (RA) reports that they the Sahabah (RA) numbered 1400 when they camped at Hudaybiyyah. The only well that was there eventually dried up as they used the water until there was not a drop left. Rasulullaah (SAW) then sat at the edge of the well, asked for some water, gargled with it and then let that water fall into the well. In a short while, so much water filled the well that all the men as well as their animals were able to drink to their fill.
|(3) A Fardh||The Khutbah for the Jumu’ah Salaah|
|On Fridays Rasulullaah (SAW) used to deliver a sermon, sit for a while and then deliver a second sermon.
It is necessary to deliver the Khutbah before the Jumu’ah Salaah on Fridays.
|(4) A Sunnah||The Du’aa for entering town|
|Whenever he entered a town, Rasulullaah (SAW) recited the following Du’aa three times:
اَللّٰهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِيْهَا
TRANSLATION: O Allaah! Bless us in this town.
Thereafter, he would recite the following Du’aa:
اَللّٰهُمَّ ارْزُقْنَا جَنَاهَا وَحَبِّبْنَا إِلٰى أَهْلِهَا وَحَبِّبْ صَالِحِيْ أَهْلِهَا إِلَيْنَا
TRANSLATION: O Allaah! Grant us the benefits of this town, instil love for us into the hearts of its inhabitants, and instil into our hearts the love for its righteous inhabitants.
[Tabraani in his Kabeer 632, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
|(3) A Fardh||Performing the Salaah from the Takbeer Tahreema|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person sincerely performs Salaah in Jamaa’ah for forty days, he will receive immunity from Jahannam and immunity from hypocrisy.
[Tirmidhi 241, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Oppression|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(Although forgiving the aggressor is best,) There will be no blame on the one who takes revenge (in proportion to the aggression against him) after he has been wronged (because he may exercise his right to retaliate). There will be blame only on those who oppress people (by retaliating in a manner that exceeds the wrong done to them) and who unjustly rebel (cause corruption) on earth. A painful punishment shall be the lot of these people”.
[Surah Shura, verses 41-42]
|(7) This World||Love for wealth and children|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Rivalry in amassing wealth has made you negligent (heedless of fulfilling Allaah’s commands and this rivalry will continue making you negligent) until you reach the graves (when you die). (It is only once a person dies that he realises the futility of amassing wealth because none of it will benefit him in the Aakhirah.) Never! (This rivalry will not benefit you!) Soon you will come to know (the errors of your ways)!”
[Surah Takaathur, verses 1-3]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The desire of the rich and poor on the Day of Qiyaamah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “On the Day of Qiyaamah, every wealthy and poor person will wish that they had been only that much of provisions in this world as were necessary to sustain them.”
[Ibn Maajah 4140, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Abstaining from Haraam when treating illnesses|
|Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan bin Hakeem (RA) reports that when a physician once asked Rasulullaah (SAW) about treating sick people with medicines derived from a frog, Rasulullaah (SAW) forbade him.
[Abu Dawood 3871]
|(10) Advice from
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Whenever you do something, do it after some careful consideration so that Allaah will lead it to completeion.”