24th Dhul Hijjah Just 5 Minutes

(1) Islaamic History The Khilaafah of Aalamgeer (RA)
Aurangzeb Aalamgeer (RA) was amongst the most intelligent members of the Timori family. He was a courageous, just, and a most capable leader. When he ascended to the throne in the year 1068 A.H., he waived all the taxes owed to the government the previous year and distributed 2.5 million Rupees amongst the poor. He also sent 630,000 Rupees as a gift for Makkah and Madinah and had a Masjid of marble erected in a fortress, which cost approximately 160,000 Rupees. His empire stretched from the port of Karachi to the easternmost limits of Aasaam and from the Indian ocean in the south to the Himalaya mountains in the north. He banned intoxicants, dancing, music and other activities that conflicted with the laws of the Shari’ah. He secured the roads against robbers. He fixed an annual amount of 140,000 Rupees for the poor and did not allow the demolition of any religious site. The adherents of every religion lived in peace and were free to practice their religion. He listened to the young and old and would not compromise on the truth for anyone.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Assistance from the angels
Hadhrat Abu Talha (RA) reports that when the Kuffaar army surprised them with an attack during one of the battles, Rasulullaah (SAW) recited:

 

يَا مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ ، إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَ إِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

TRANSLATION: “O Master of the day of recompense! You alone do we worship and You alone do we ask for help.”

 

The Sahabah (RA) then saw angels striking at the Kuffaar from the front and the back, leaving many of the Kuffaar lying dead on the ground.

[Dalaa’il of Isfahaani 373]

(3) A Fardh Distribution of inheritance
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Distribute inheritance amongst the rightful heirs as commanded by the Book of Allaah.”

[Muslim 4143, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]

When a person passes away and leaves some wealth behind, it will be Waajib (compulsory) to distribute this wealth amongst his heirs. It is not permissible to deprive any of the rightful heirs from their shares without a valid reason from the Shari’ah and it is also not permissible to give any of them less than they deserve.

(4) A Sunnah Seeking protection from three things
Rasulullaah (SAW) often recited the following Du’aa:

 

اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيٓ أَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنَ الشِّقَاقِ وَالنِّفَاقِ وَسُوْءِ الْأَخْلَاقِ

TRANSLATION: O Allaah! I seek your protection from mutual conflict, hypocrisy, and evil character traits.

[Abu Dawood 1546, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The Du’aa to be recited in the marketplace
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person recites the following Du’aa in the marketplace, Allaah will record for him the reward of a hundred thousand good deeds, forgive a hundred thousand of his sins and elevate his ranks by a hundred thousand:

 

لَآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَا شَرِيْكَ لَهٗ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يُحْيِيْ وَيُمِيْتُ

بِيَدِهِ الْخَيرُوَهُوَ عَلىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيْرٌ

TRANSLATION: There is none worthy of worship but Allaah Alone. He has no partner. To Him belongs all kingdoms and to Him belongs all praise. He grants life and causes death. He is All-Living and never dies. In His hand lies all good and He has power over all things.

[Tirmidhi 3428, from Hadhrat Umar (RA)]

(6) A Sin Accusing people
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Whoever commits a minor sin or a major sin and then casts the blame on (accuses) an innocent person, he has indeed burdened himself with a great slander and clear sin (for which he will suffer terrible punishment)”.

[Surah Nisaa, verse 112]

(7) This World Spend when in this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Spend (for Allaah’s pleasure) from what We have provided for you before death comes to any of you and then he says, ‘O my Rabb! Why do you not grant me respite (to continue living) for a little while longer so that I can spend in charity and become of the righteous.’”.

[Surah Munaafiqoon, verse 10]

(8) The Aakhirah Hadhrat Mikaa’eel (AS)
Rasulullaah (SAW) once asked Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) why he had never seen Hadhrat Mikaa’eel (AS) ever laugh. Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) replied that Hadhrat Mikaa’eel (AS) had never laughed since Jahannam had been created.

[Ahmad 12930, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The benefits of seasonal fruit
Allaah instructs us in the Qur’aan to eat fruits when they appear.

[Surah An’aam, verse 141]

Eating the fruit of the season is extremely beneficial to the health and a great means of protecting against illnesses.

(10) Advice from

Rasulullaah (SAW)

 
Hadhrat Abu Dharr (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) advised him to do the following seven things:

    1. Be close to the poor and love them,
    2. Look at those who have less wealth than yourself and not those who have more,
    3. Join family ties even though others may want to sever them,
    4. Never ask anything from anyone,
    5. Speak the truth even though it may be bitter,
    6. Never give regard to others in matters concerning Allaah,
  • And to always be reciting Laa Howla wa Laa Quwwata Illaa Billaah.

Rasulullaah (SAW) added that all of these were treasures from beneath Allaah’s throne.

[Ahmad 20906]