|(1) Islaamic History||Fatah Tipu Ali Sultan (RA)|
|Fatah Tipu Ali Sultan (RA) was born on a Saturday 20th Dhul Hijjah 1163 A.H. (10th November 1750) in a village 33 km north of Bangalore. His father was Haydar Ali and his mother, Fatima Begum, (better known as ‘Fakhrun Nisaa’) was from the Quraysh. Between the age of five and nineteen, he memorised the Qur’aan and mastered the sciences of Deen as well as military training. He displayed great valour as a soldier and became known as Fatah Ali Khan Bahaadur. When the enemy launched an attack in the year 1767 A.D., Tipu Sultan (RA) faced them with an army of seven thousand and captured the impregnable fortress of Mangalore. The sacrifices of Haydar Ali Khan and Tipu Sultan (RA) can never be forgotten in the fight for freedom in which Tipu Sultan (RA) eventually gave his blood and was martyred on the 4th of May 1799 A.D.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||The octopus|
|Just as He had created the spider on land, Allaah has created the octopus in the ocean. It has eight tentacles and no bones in its body. Despite having only one eye, it can see prey from a long distance off and can speedily attack it and suck its blood. This is yet another sign of the power of Allaah.|
|(3) A Fardh||The Jumu’ah Salaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “It is compulsory for every Muslim to perform the Jumu’ah Salaah in congregation, with the exception of four persons;
[Abu Dawood 1067]
It is Fardh (obligatory) for every healthy Muslim who is of age to perform the Jumu’ah Salaah in a town where the conditions of the Jumu’ah Salaah are found.
|(4) A Sunnah||Calling out the Adhaan in the ear of a newborn child|
|When Hadhrat Hasan (RA) was born, Rasulullaah (SAW) called out the Adhaan in his ear.
[Tirmidhi 1514, from Hadhrat Abu Raafi (RA)]
It is Sunnah to call out the Adhaan in the right ear and the Iqaamah in the left ear of child when it is born.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The Du’aa when awakening|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that a person’s Du’aa will be accepted when he wakes up at night and recites the following Du’aa:
لَآإِلٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهٗ لَاشَرِيْكَ لَهٗ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلىٰ كُلِّ شَيْ ئٍ قَدِيْرٌ
اَلْحَمْدُ لِلهِ ،وَسُبْحَانَ اللهِ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ ، اَللّٰهُمَّ اغْفِرْلِيْ
TRANSLATION: None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah. He is the Only One Who has no partners. His is the kingdom and all the praises are for Allaah. All glory is for Allaah and none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah and Allaah is the Greatest and there is neither might nor power but with Allaah. O Allaah! Forgive me.
If one then performs Wudhu and Salaah thereafter, the Salaah will be accepted.
[Bukhaari 1154, from Hadhrat Ubaadah bin Saamit (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Haraam Nourishment|
|Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) reports that Hadhrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas (RA) once asked Rasulullaah (SAW) to make Du’aa that all his Du’aas should be answered. Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Your Du’aas will all be accepted if you make your food pure. I swear by the Being Who controls my life that because of a Haraam morsel that a person puts into his mouth, Allaah does not accept 40 days of his deeds.”
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb 2484, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
|(7) This World||The detriment of having love for the world|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person is attached to Allaah, He will see to all the person’s needs and provide for him from avenues he cannot fathom. As for the one who is attached to this world, Allaah will make him over to the world.”
[Tabraani in his Awsat 3490, from Hadhrat Imraan bin Husayn (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The weighing of deeds|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “As for him whose scales (weighing his actions) are weighty (with good deeds) he shall be (enjoying himself) in a life of happiness (in Jannah). As for him whose scales are light (with good deeds and heavy with evil doings) his abode shall be the (extremely deep) pit. How will you know what this (pit) is? (It is) The blazing fire (of Jahannam)”.
[Surah Qaari’ah, verses 6-11]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Treating the kidney|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The reason for pain in the side is a nerve in the kidney, which causes pain when it moves. It may be treated with warm water and honey.”
[Mustadrak of Haakim 8237, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)]
A person experiences pain in the sides when he has a stone in the kidney. In fact, such pain is most often an indication of some sort of illness. Rasulullaah (SAW) has prescribed that honey mixed in warm water be used to treat this.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Behold! This (Qur’aan) is the Advice. So whoever wills should take heed (because there shall be no separate book for each one). (However,) They cannot take heed unless Allaah wills. It is He Who should be feared and He Who forgives”.
[Surah Muddathir, verses 54-55]