24th Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

(1) Islaamic History Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Daughter Hadhrat Zaynab (RA)
Hadhrat Zaynab (RA) was the eldest daughter of Rasulullaah (SAW), who was born from Hadhrat Khadeeja (RA) years before Rasulullaah (SAW) announced his Prophethood. She accepted Islaam at the very beginning and was then married to her maternal cousin Hadhrat Abul Aas bin Rabee (RA), who was not yet a Muslim. She was therefore unable to migrate to Madinah at first. When Hadhrat Abul Aas (RA) was captured by the Muslims as a prisoner of war during the Battle of Badr, he was required to pay a ransom for his freedom. To pay the ransom, Hadhrat Zaynab (RA) sent her necklace, which she had received from her mother Hadhrat Khadeeja (RA). Upon seeing the necklace, Rasulullaah (SAW) began to weep in memory of his wife Hadhrat Khadeeja (RA). The Sahabah (RA) then consulted with each other and decided not to accept the ransom, but to free Hadhrat Abul Aas (RA) on condition that he arranges to send Hadhrat Zaynab (RA) to Madinah as soon as he returns to Makkah. He therefore sent her to Madinah with his younger brother, but she was injured when the Kuffaar tried to prevent her from leaving. Hadhrat Abul Aas (RA) later managed to leave Makkah and also arrived in Madinah. Hadhrat Zaynab (RA) eventually passed away 6 years later in the year 8 A.H. when the wound she suffered during her migration reopened.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Rasulullaah (SAW) cures the eye of Hadhrat Qataadah (RA)
During the Battle of Badr, an arrow struck the eye of Hadhrat Qataadah bin Nu’maan (RA), causing blood to run over his cheek so profusely that the Sahabah (RA) asked Rasulullaah (SAW), “Has his eye come out?” Rasulullaah (SAW) then placed his palm over the injured eye, causing it to heal so completely that it was impossible to tell the injured eye from the other.

[Bayhaqi 1112]

(3) A Fardh Taking benefit of something that is pawned
Someone once asked Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA) about a horse that was pawned with him and which he rode on. He wanted to know whether this was permissible. Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA) replied, “The benefit you derived from the horse is interest.”

[Kanzul Ummaal 15749]

It is not permissible to use anything pawned with one. This needs to be avoided.

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa to be saved from humiliation on the Day of Qiyaamah
The following Du’aa should be recited to save oneself from humiliation on the Day of Qiyaamah:


رَبَّنَا وَاٰتِنَا مَا وَعَدتَّنَا عَلٰى رُسُلِكَ

وَلَا تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّكَ لَا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيْعَادَ

TRANSLATION: Our Rabb, grant us what (mercy and rewards) You have promised us through Your Rusul and do not disgrace us on the Day of Judgement. Verily You do not break Your promise.

[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 194]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Thanking Allaah after eating
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who thanks Allaah after eating is like the person who fasts (Nafl fasts) with patience.”

[Mustadrak of Haakim 1537, from Hadhrat Ma’n bin Muhammad Ghifaari (RA)]

(6) A Sin The failure of the Kuffaar
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Indeed those who commit kufr, who forbid (others) from Allaah’s path (Islaam) and who oppose the Rasool (SAW) after guidance (Towheed and the truth of Islaam) has been made clear to them, cannot harm Allaah at all (because the harm will affect only them). Allaah will soon cancel their (good) actions (by not rewarding them in the Aakhirah)”.

[Surah Muhammad (SAW), verse 32]

(7) This World Miserliness
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Behold! You (Muslims) are the very ones who are summoned to spend in Allaah’s way but there are those among you who are miserly. Those who are miserly practise miserliness to their own detriment. Allaah is Independent and you are all needy (totally dependent on Him). If you turn away (from obeying Him), He (will not at all be affected because He) will substitute you with another nation who will not be like yourselves (but who will do exactly as He orders)”.

[Surah Muhammad (SAW), verse 38]

(8) The Aakhirah What is the pond of Kowthar?
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Kowthar is a river in Jannah, the two banks of which are made of gold and the bed of which is made of pearls and rubies. Its sand is more fragrant than musk, its water sweeter than honey and clearer than ice.”

[Tirmidhi 3361, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Dates
Rasulullaah (SAW) advised that fresh (wet) dates be fed to women in labour and if this is not available, then dry dates may be given.

[Abu Ya’la 434, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]

Dates effectively expel harmful blood from a woman’s body after birth and also strengthen her.

(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)  
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When any of you arrives at a gathering, he should greet with Salaam and then sit if he wishes to. Then when he leaves, he should again greet with Salaam.”

[Tirmidhi 2706, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]