28th Dhul Hijjah Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The life of Tipu Sultan (RA)
Tipu Sultan (RA) was a true patriot to his land and a king who treated all subjects equally. Together with ensuring that the Muslims obeyed the laws of the Shari’ah, he allowed people of other faiths to practice freely. He was a pious and modest man who was particular about fasting and Salaah, especially the Tahajjud Salaah. He was an authority in Deeni knowledge and he himself wrote many books. He established a university called Jaami’ul Umoor which taught both Deeni and secular sciences. He also instructed scholars to establish Madrasahs in the Masaajid to teach children. When opening the Jaami Masjid in Mysore, he announced in the crowd of eminent scholars, “Only that person should open the Masjid who has never missed a single Fardh Salaah.” When no one stepped forward, Tipu Sultan (RA) himself went forward to lead the Salaah, saying, “By the grace of Allaah, I have never once missed a Fardh Salaah.” It is tragic that the sterling attributes of a just and pious king such as Tipu Sultan (RA) are concealed and historians depict him in a negative light.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle The road becomes fragrant
Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) reports that whenever Rasulullaah (SAW) passed by a road, someone searching for him would be able to trail him by the fragrance that lingered in the air after him. This was the natural fragrance his body exuded without him applying perfume.

[Daarmi 67]

(3) A Fardh The wife’s share from her husband’s estate
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “They (your wives) shall inherit a quarter of what you (husbands) leave if you have no children. (However) If you have children, then they shall inherit an eighth of what you leave after the bequests you make and (after settling your) debts”.

[Surah Nisaa, verse 12]

(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa upon returning from a journey
Whenever he returned from a journey, Rasulullaah (SAW) recited the following Du’aa:


اٰئِبُوْنَ تَائِبُوْنَ عَابِدُ وْنَ لِرَبِّنَا حَامِدُ وْنَ

TRANSLATION: We have returned repenting, worshipping, and praising our Rabb.

[Tirmidhi 3440, from Hadhrat Baraa (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The reward for fasting
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that fasting a single day for the pleasure of Allaah will place a person a distance of seventy years from Jahannam.

[Tirmidhi 1622, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin Breaking Allaah’s promise
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(On the other hand,) Those who break Allaah’s pledge (the Pledge of ‘Alist’ to worship Allaah Alone) after confirming it, who sever that (family ties) which Allaah commanded to be joined and spread corruption on earth, for them shall be a curse (they will be distanced from Allaah’s mercy) and for them shall be a terrible outcome (Jahannam).

[Surah Ra’d, verse 25]

(7) This World Wealth is a test
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “As for man, (instead of learning from the incidents of the past, he takes no heed and) when his Rabb tests him (to see whether he is grateful to Allaah) by granting him honour and favours, he says, “My Rabb has honoured me (because I am His chosen one and deserve this).” (Instead of expressing thanks to Allaah and using the wealth and favours in a manner that pleases Allaah, he becomes proud and conceited)”.

[Surah Fajr, verse 15]

(8) The Aakhirah The benefit of pious children
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person’s stages in Jannah are multiplied, he will ask in astonishment what the reason is for it. He will then be informed that it is because of the repentance that his children are seeking on his behalf.

[Ibn Maajah 3660, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) A cure from all pains
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) taught the Sahabah (RA) to recite the following Du’aa when suffering from fever and every type of pain:


بِسْمِ اللهِ الْكَبِيْرِ، أَعُوْذُ بِالله ِالْعَظِيْمِ مِنْ شَرِّ كُلِّ عَرْقٍ نَّعَّارٍ وَمِنْ شَرِّحَرِّ النَّارِ

TRANSLATION: I begin in the name of Allaah The Great. I seek the protection of the Glorious Allaah from the evil of every boiling vein and from the evil of the heat of the fire.

[Tirmidhi 2075]

(10) Advice from

Rasulullaah (SAW)

Hadhrat Mu’aadh bin Jabal (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) gave him the following advices:

  1. Never ascribe partners to Allaah even if you are killed or burnt alive,
  2. Never disobey your parents even if they instruct you to forsake all your wealth and property,
  3. Never intentionally miss a Fardh Salaah because whoever does this has emerged from the responsibility of Allaah,
  4. And never consume liquor because it is the root of all sin.

[Ahmad 21570]

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