|(1) Islaamic History||Aurangzeb Aalamgeer (RA)|
|Aurangzeb Aalamgeer (RA) was born on the 15th of Dhul Qa’dah in the year 1027 A.H. He was the third son of the king Shah Jahaan, born from his wife Arjumand Banu (Mumtaz Mahal). He received his elementary education from Sheikh Abul Waa’idh Hargaami and further education and etiquette from Molwi Sayyid Muhammad Qanuji (RA). He then became an accomplished scholar of Deen under the tutelage of various other teachers. He also memorised the Qur’aan in a year. He loved the Ulema, revered them greatly, and would sit attentively in their gatherings wherever he travelled, showering them with exquisite gifts afterwards. He acquired knowledge of Tasawwuf from Khwaja Muhammad Ma’soom (RA) and his son Sayfud Deen (RA). It was his practice to awaken before dawn to perform the Tahajjud Salaah and then wait for the Fajr Salaah in the Masjid as he sat facing the Qibla. He would then perform his Sunnah Rakaahs immediately after the Adhaan and then engage in recitation of the Qur’aan and study of the Ahadeeth after performing the Fajr Salaah in Jamaa’ah. After performing the Chaast Salaah he would remain in seclusion for a while. He always remained in the state of Wudhu and recited the Kalimah and other forms of Dhikr in abundance. He fasted every Monday, Thursday, and Friday and would participate in the Dhikr gatherings of the saints.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Oils|
|Allaah has created countless seeds from fruit, nuts, and flowers from which we are able to extract fragrant oils that we use for food and to rub on our bodies. Who is it that places these oils in these seeds, all of which have different colours, tastes, and properties? This is yet another sign of the power of Allaah and the manner in which He sees to the needs of His creation.|
|(3) A Fardh||Salaah of an ill person|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Perform Salaah while standing up. If you do not have the ability to do this, then perform Salaah while sitting. If you are unable to do even this, then do so while lying on your side.”
[Bukhaari 1117, from Hadhrat Imraan bin Husayn (RA)]
If a person is so ill that he cannot stand, he may perform Salaah with the Ruku and Sajdah while sitting down. If he is unable to perform the Ruku and Sajdah, he may perform them with indications. However, if he cannot even sit, he may perform his Salaah while lying down.
|(4) A Sunnah||Raising the hands when making Du’aa|
|It is narrated that when he raised his hands as he made Du’aa, Rasulullaah (SAW)’s armpits were visible.
[Bukhaari 6341, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The Du’aa in the mornings|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the person who recites the following Du’aa once in the morning or evening, Allaah will spare a quarter of his body from Jahannam and whoever recites it twice will have half of his body saved from Jahannam. Furthermore, the person who recites it thrice a day will have three quarters of his body saved from Jahannam and whoever recites it four times will have his entire body saved from Jahannam. The Du’aa is:
اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيٓ أَصْبَحْتُ أُشْهِدُكَ وَأُشْهِدُ حَمَلَةَ عَرْشِكَ وَمَلَا ئِكَتَكَ
وَجَمِيْعَ خَلْقِكَ أَنَّكَ أَنْتَ اللهُ لَآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُكَ وَرَسُولُكَ
TRANSLATION: O Allaah, I have entered a new morning and call upon You and the bearers of Your Throne, upon Your angels and all creation to bear witness that surely You are Allaah, there is none worthy of worship but You Alone, You have no partners and Muhammed is Your slave and Your Messenger.
[Abu Dawood 5069, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The consequences of taking false oaths|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person takes false oaths in order to usurp the wealth of another, he will meet Allaah on the Day of Qiyaamah in the condition that Allaah will be angry with him.
[Abu Dawood 3243, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]
|(7) This World||The world cannot be relied upon|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the example of this world is like a cloth that is hanging on a thread that can break off at any time. (This world cannot be relied upon because it can come to an end at any time).
[Bayhaqi 9875, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The earthquake on the Day of Qiyaamah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “When the earth shall quake most violently and when the earth will remove her loads (dead bodies and treasures) and man will ask, “What is the matter with her (Why is the earth doing this)?” On that day she (the earth) will narrate her stories (by giving evidence against people because she would have seen everything done on her) (She will do all of this) because your Rabb will command her to do so”.
[Surah Zilzaal, verses 1-5]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||The benefits of vinegar|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) once said, “What excellent gravy does vinegar make!”
[Muslim 5350, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)]
The Muhadditheen have stated that vinegar prevents enlargement of the spleen, prevents general swelling of the body, aids in digestion, cleanses the blood and eliminates sores and blisters.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Why do you say that (you have done things) which you did not do? It is indeed a most hateful thing in the sight of Allaah that you say that (that you have done things) which you did not do”.
[Surah Saff, verses 2-3]