25th Dhul Hijjah Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The services Aurangzeb Aalamgeer rendered to the Deen and its knowledge
Aurangzeb Aalamgeer (RA) had a special attachment with the knowledge of the Shari’ah and rendered tremendous services to the Deen and Deeni education. He had many Deeni books printed. Amongst the important books that he had printed was Radd Shi’ah by Allaama Hasan (RA) and Najmul Furqaan by Moulana Muhammad Mustafa (RA) which is an index of the words of the Qur’aan. He instructed a panel of Ulema from India to compile a book of Masaa’il from all the books of Fiqh, which would encompass all the aspects of Fiqh. He appointed Sheikh Nizaamud Deen (RA) as head of the panel and the result of their efforts after eight years was Fataawaa Aalamgeeri Shaahi. A total of 200,000 Rupees were spent on the project. It was the practice of Aalamgeer (RA) to have Sheikh Nizaamud Deen (RA) read him a page of the book every day, ponder over it and then record what the consensus of the Ulema was on the issue. This was an effort which really freed the Ulema and students from having to refer to other books. When the Arab Ulema saw the book, they were impressed and had it published under the name Fataawaa Hindiyyah.
(2) Allaah’s Power The mosquito
From the factory of His power and might, Allaah has created countless large and small creatures, none of which can be deemed as insignificant. If we ponder over the mosquito, we will be stunned at the creative might of Allaah. Sitting on the skin of a person, it inserts its snout right through the skin even though it appears to be a pipe and then sucks up as much blood as it pleases. This is yet another sign of the immense power of Allaah.
(3) A Fardh Performing Salaah standing up
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “stand humbly (obediently and silently) before Allaah”.

[Surah Baqara, verse 238]

If a person has the ability to stand and perform Salaah, it will be Fardh (obligatory) for him to stand and perform his Fardh and Waajib Salaahs.

(4) A Sunnah Engaging in Abundant Dhikr
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Awfa (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Engage in Dhikr abundantly, avoid futile talk, prolong your Salaah, deliver short discourses, and never feel embarrassed in tending to the needs of widows and the poor.”

[Nasa’ee 1415]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The treasures of Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the words “Laa Howla wa Laa Quwwata Illaa Billaah” should be recited often because they are from amongst the treasures of Jannah.

[Tirmidhi 3601, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin Fornication and cheating and weight and measure
Rasulullaah (SAW) said when fornication becomes common amongst a nation plagues will afflict them as well as diseases that their forefathers would never have heard of. As for those who cheat in weight and measure, they will suffer droughts, grief and oppression from their rulers.

[Ibn Maajah 4019, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]

(7) This World What Allaah says to His servants
Rasulullaah (SAW) informed us that Allaah says, “O son of Aadam! Free yourself for worshipping Me and I shall free your hearts from the worries of this world and shut the doors of poverty from you. Otherwise, I shall keep you ever occupied and never shut the doors of poverty to you.”

[Tirmidhi 2466, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(8) The Aakhirah The clothing of the people of Jannah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “For these people (who have Imaan and who do good) shall be eternal Jannaat beneath which rivers flow. There they will be adorned with gold bangles, they will wear green garments (made) of fine silk, and raw silk and they will recline on couches. (Jannah is) A fine reward indeed, and the best of resting-places!

[Surah Kahaf, verse 31]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Licking the fingers after eating
Rasulullaah (SAW) always licked his fingers after eating.

[Muslim 5296, from Hadhrat Ka’b bin Maalik (RA)]

Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that licking the fingers after meals is exceptionally effective for digestion.

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(All of) This (already mentioned) is certainly advice. So whoever wills should adopt a path (of submission that takes him) towards (the pleasure of) his Rabb. (However,) You cannot will anything without Allaah’s will (no person can be rightly guided without Allaah’s will). (Allaah decides who will be rightly guided and who will not be because) Verily, Allaah is All Knowing, the Wise”.

[Surah Dahar, verses 29-30]

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