|(1) Islaamic History||Safa and Marwa|
|Safa and Marwa are two hills immediately adjacent to the Kabah in Makkah. When Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) left his wife Hadhrat Haajirah (RA) and his son Hadhrat Ismaa’eel (AS) in Makkah and their water supply was exhausted, it was between these two hills that Hadhrat Haajirah (RA) ran in search of water. When the people of Makkah started to worship idols after some while, they had places two idols atop these two hills. They then used to kiss these idols after performing Tawaaf and Sa’ee in the belief that these acts were carried out in veneration of these idols. When the command to perform Sa’ee between Safa and Marwa was given in Islaam, the Sahabah (RA) wondered whether this did not resemble the idolatry practice of the Mushrikeen. However, Allaah made it clear that this action of Hadhrat Haajirah (RA) was to be commemorated by all people performing Hajj and Umrah until the Day of Qiyaamah and is to be an act of reward. Far from being a sinful act, it is one that will earn a person nearness to Allaah. The Sa’ee between Safa and Marwa has therefore been made Waajib (compulsory) and forsaking it without a valid excuse will make one liable to pay a penalty.|
|(2) Allaah’s power||The egg|
|The egg has a fragile shell within which is a little bird. When Allaah decides that the bird emerges, He creates a beak on the little weak bird, which it uses to gradually break through the shell. It then eventually breaks through and starts to run about. Such is Allaah’s power that he creates a running bird from an egg that contains only white and yellow liquid.|
|(3) A Fardh||Entering into Ihraam at the Miqaat|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “No person should pass the Miqaat without entering into Ihraam.”
[Ibn Abi Shaybah Vol.4 Pg.509]
There are few places at various distances from the Kabah where people are to enter into the state of Ihraam. Such a place is known as a Miqaat. It is compulsory for a person coming from outside Makkah to enter into Ihraam at these places.
|(4) A Sunnah||Applying perfume before entering the state of Ihraam|
|Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) reports that she used to apply perfume mixed with musk on Rasulullaah (SAW) before he entered the state of Ihraam as well as after he emerged from the state of Ihraam.
[Mishkaatul Masaabeeh Hadith 2540]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Abstaining from all sin during the period of Hajj|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person abstains from relations with his wife and does not engage in any major or minor sins during the period of his Hajj, all his previous sins will be forgiven.”
Another narration states that he will return as free from sins as the day his mother had given birth to him.
[Bukhaari 1820, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The warning against fornication and drinking liquor|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person engages in fornication and drinking liquor, Allaah removes the Imaan from his heart just as a person removes his shirt from above his head.”
[Mustadrak of Haakim 57, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(7) This World||Two habits|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person looks up towards someone who is superior to him in the matters of Deen and follows him and also looks at a person who is inferior to him in matters of this world and then thanks Allaah for His bounties, Allaah will record this person from amongst the patient and the thankful ones (on account of these two habits). As for the a person who looks towards someone who is inferior to him in the matters of Deen and also looks at a person who is superior to him in matters of this world and then laments over his lot, Allaah will not record this person from amongst the patient and the thankful ones.
[Tirmidhi 2512, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA)]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The food of the people of Jahannam|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “He shall enter the blazing fire where he will be given water to drink from boiling springs. The only food for them (the people of Jahannam) shall be thorny trees which will neither nourish (their bodies) nor satisfy (their extreme) hunger”.
[Surah Ghaashiya, verses 4-7]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||A cure for illnesses|
|A person once came to Hadhrat Anas (RA) and complained of an illness he was suffering. “Should I not recite and blow a Du’aa upon you which Rasulullaah (SAW) used to recite?” Hadhrat Anas (RA) asked. When the man agreed, Hadhrat Anas (RA) recited the following Du’aa:
اَللّٰهُمَّ رَبَّ النَّاسِ مُذْ هِبَ الْبَأْسِ وَاشْفِ أَنْتَ الشَّافِي
لَا شَافِيَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ شِفَاءً لَّا يُغَادِ رُ سَقَمًا
“Allahumma Rabban-nasi, adhhibil-ba’sa, washfi, Antash-Shafi, la shifa’a illa shifa’uka, shifaan la yughadiru saqaman”
TRANSLATION: O Allaah! The Rabb of mankind! Remove this disease and cure (him or her)! You are the Great Curer. There is no cure but through You, which leaves behind no disease.
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Do not ascribe any partner to Him and that you be kind towards your parents. (Allaah has also commanded) That you do not kill (abort) your children for fear of poverty (fearing that you will become poor by providing for them). We provide for you and for them as well (even though you may be poor). And (Allaah commands) that you do not draw near to immoral acts that may be open and secret (such as secretly looking at or meeting with a member of the opposite sex or intermingling of sexes)”.
[Surah An’aam, verse 151]