25th Dhul Qa’dah Just 5 Minutes

(1) Islaamic History The demise of Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA)
Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA) repeatedly refused to occupy the post of Chief Justice despite the insistence of the Khalifah. The Khalifah Mansoor eventually summoned him to Baghdad and offered him the post there. When he refused yet again, the Khalifah imprisoned him and tortured him. He was lashed every day until he bled. Unable to bear it any longer, he eventually raised his hands to Allaah in tears and pleaded his helplessness and suffering before Him. Muhammad bin Muhaajir reports that one-day a cup full of poison was forced down the Imaam’s throat, causing him to pass away. This was in the year 150 A.H. Fifty thousand people arrived for his Janaazah Salaah, which had to be performed six times. The first Janaazah Salaah was led by the Chief Justice of Baghdad Qaadhi Hasan bin Amaarah F and the last one was led by the Imaam’s son Hammaad F. Thousands of Ulema were devastated by his demise and the renowned scholar Imaam Shu’ba F said, “Innaa Lillaahi wa Innaa Ilayhi Raaji’oon! The light of knowledge has been extinguished in Kufa. Take note that the people of Kufa will never again see the likes of Imaam Abu Haneefah (RA).”
(2) Allaah’s Power The spider’s web
Allaah has created a little insect called the spider. While it looks like something insignificant, Allaah has instilled within it the amazing ability to spin a web. Together with serving the purpose of being a home to the spider, the web is also an effective trap for prey. The threads of the web are so strong that despite great efforts, an insect caught inside cannot escape. Such is the power of Allaah that He has instilled such great capabilities within a creature as tiny as the spider.
(3) A Fardh Sacrificing an animal
Said, “The person who has the means to sacrifice an animal and still does not do so should not even come close to our Eid Gah.”

[Ibn Maajah 3123, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

It is Waajib (compulsory) for a person in possession of Nisaab to sacrifice an animal.

(4) A Sunnah The Masnoon Qiraa’ah for the Jumu’ah Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) recited Surah A’laa and Surah Ghaashiya in the Jumu’ah Salaah.

[Abu Dawood 1125, from Hadhrat Samurah (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Removing an obstacle from the path
Hadhrat Abu Barzah (RA) reports that a person once asked Rasulullaah (SAW) to inform him of something that would be of benefit to him. Rasulullaah (SAW) then instructed him to remove obstacles from the path of the Muslims.

[Muslim 6673]

(6) A Sin Using gold and silver utensils
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person eats or drinks from a gold or silver utensil, he is really filling belly with the fire of Jahanna                                     [Muslim 5387, from Hadhrat Ummu Salamah (RA)]
(7) This World No real peace in this world
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Listen well! If you knew what I know about this world, you would also find no peace here.”

[Mustadrak of Haakim 6640, from Hadhrat Zubayr (RA)]

(8) The Aakhirah The condition of the Mu’min and the Kaafir on the Day of Qiyaamah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “On that day many faces shall be radiant, laughing and happy. (These will be the Mu’mineen destined for Jannah.) And (on the other hand) many faces will be dusty covered in darkness (gloomy with worry). These will be the sinful Kuffaar”.             [Surah Abas, verses 38-42]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treatment for sciatica
Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that he heard from Rasulullaah (SAW) that the treatment for sciatica is to melt the rounded, protruding lump of fat from the tail of an Arab sheep, which is then to be made into three parts. Each part is then to be taken for three mornings thereafter.

[Ibn Maajah 3463]

(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Obey Allaah, obey the Rasool (SAW) and do not invalidate your (good) deeds (by failing to complete them, by doing them incorrectly or by doing them to please someone other than Allaah)”.

[Surah Muhammad (SAW), verse 33]