|(1) Islaamic History||The martyrdom of Tipu Sultan (RA)|
|When Tipu Sultan (RA) was about to fight his last battle, his secretary Habibullaah said, “Sir! It is time that you should have mercy on yourself and that your princes should become orphans.” To this Tipu Sultan (RA) replied, “I have already decided that my family and I should be sacrificed for the Deen of Muhammad (SAW).” When the enemy gained entry into the fortress through the betrayal of Mir Saadiq, Abdul Ghaffaar the faithful general of Tipu Sultan (RA) was martyred. Tipu Sultan (RA) was about to eat a morsel of food when he heard the news. He then said, “Our days are also numbered.” He then jumped into the thick of the battle and fought for a long while. When the fortress fell to the enemy, his deceitful slave Rajah Khan bade him to surrender himself. In anger he replied, “A single day in the life of a lion is better than a thousand days in the life of a jackal.” Despite several bullet wounds, he continued fighting until the evening but eventually fell to a hail of bullets from every direction when a traitor gave his position away to an enemy officer. When he fell, one of the enemy soldiers tried to snatch his jewel-encrusted sword from him. Despite the bullet to his chest, he fought the soldier off and managed to dispatch him to Jahannam. A bullet in his head finally killed him and he drank from the goblet of martyrdom on the 4th of May 1799 A.D. He was given a royal funeral the following day and buried by the side of his father Haydar Ali.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Sounds in the air|
|Air is essential for the survival of man, but is also necessary to carry sounds so that we can hear them. Sounds are inaudible on the moon because of the absence of air. Sounds create waves in the air, which then collide with the eardrums, causing them to vibrate. The delicate eardrums then immediately relate the message to the brain. It is by the agency of the air that sound is able to travel a mile in five seconds. When sounds are transmitted over radio waves, they can reach the speed of light. This is yet another sign of the power of Allaah.|
|(3) A Fardh||It is Fardh to treat your parents kindly|
|It is Fardh (obligatory) to treat one’s parents well in every condition. The Qur’aan has emphasised this in various verses and has even commanded this together with the command to worship Him. Allaah says, “Your Rabb has commanded that you worship only Him and that you treat your parents kindly”.
[Surah Bani Israa’eel, verse 23]
|(4) A Sunnah||Applying the Ithmid Kohl|
|Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) reports that every night before retiring to bed, Rasulullaah (SAW) applied the Ithmid kohl to his eyes.
[Mustadrak of Haakim 8249]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The virtue of planting a tree|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a Muslim plants a tree or a plantation, he will receive the reward of Sadaqah for every bird, human or animal that eats from it.”
[Bukhaari 2320, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The punishment of the haughty ones|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the haughty ones will be raised the size of ants on the Day of Qiyaamah, even though they will have the form of humans. They will suffer immense degradation and will be dragged to a place in Jahannam called ‘Bowlas’. Here they will be enveloped in fire and will be given the blood and pus of the other people if Jahannam to drink.
[Tirmidhi 2492, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA)]
|(7) This World||Blessings in this world|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Allaah grants the understanding of the Deen to those for whom he intends good. Verily, this world is sweet and lush and Allaah will grant blessings to those who take it rightfully (in a Halaal manner).”
[Ahmad 16404, from Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The gardens of Jannah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Most certainly, those who have Imaan and who carry out good deeds shall have Jannaat beneath which rivers flow. That is the supreme success (even though they had to suffer temporarily in the world)”.
[Surah Burooj, verse 11]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Treatment for fever|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person experiences fever, he should treat it by reciting the following Du’aa when he takes a bath for three days:
بِسْمِ اللهِ اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنَّمَا اغْتَسَلْتُ رَجَاءَ شِفَائِكَ وَتَصْدِيقَ
نَبِيِّكَ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
TRANSLATION: I begin this bath in the name of Allaah. O Allaah! I am taking a bath with the hope that you cure me and with the conviction in the words of Your Nabi Muhammad (SAW).
[Ibn Abi Shaybah 172, from Hadhrat Makhool (RA)]
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O people, eat of the lawful (that which has been declared lawful by Allaah and that which is lawfully acquired) and pure (and wholesome) things of the earth, and do not follow in the footsteps of Shaytaan (by making a Halaal thing Haraam or a Haraam thing Halaal). Indeed, he is your open enemy. He (Shaytaan) instructs you only to commit evil acts, acts of immodesty and to attribute to Allaah such things about which you have no knowledge (no knowledge that these matters are from Allaah, such as the things that people declare Haraam by themselves or when they change the text of what Allaah has revealed)”.
[Surah Baqarah, verses 168-169]