|(1) Islaamic History||Imaam Muslim (RA)|
|His name was Muslim bin Hajjaaj and he was also known as Abul Hasan. He was born amongst the famous Arab tribe of Qushayr in the year 204 A.H. and acquired his elementary knowledge in his hometown of Nishapur. He later travelled to Makkah, Madinah, Kufa, Iraq, Egypt, and various other areas to sit in the company of senior Muhadditheen in the quest to quench his thirst for the knowledge of Ahadeeth. The day eventually arrived when people started to refer to him as the Ameerul Mu’mineen in the field of Ahadeeth. Amongst the various books discussing varied subjects, he also compiled the Saheeh Muslim, which rightly takes its place amongst those book referred to as the most authentic books after the Qur’aan. This book is a priceless gift to all Muslims and it matchless in its fluidity. It comprises of 4000 Ahadeeth which Imaam Muslim (RA) had selected from a collection of 300 000. He passed away on Sunday 25th of Rajab 261 A.H. in his hometown of Nishapur.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||Curing a wounded shoulder|
|When Hadhrat Khubayb bin Yasaaf (RA) was struck by a sword just between his shoulder and neck, the entire piece of flesh was left hanging loose. Rasulullaah (SAW) then placed some of his blessed saliva upon it and attached the dislodged flesh. It then held into place and was completely healed.
|(3) A Fardh||The importance of the Asr Salaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the person who misses his Asr Salaah has destroyed all his good deeds.
[Bukhaari 553, from Hadhrat Buraydah (RA)]
Although all five daily Salaahs are Fardh (obligatory) for Muslims, Rasulullaah (SAW) has emphasised the warnings against people who forsake the Asr Salaah to highlight its extra importance. We should therefore ensure that we always perform our Asr Salaah on time and never perform it as Qadha.
|(4) A Sunnah||Making Du’aa using the Ism A’zam|
|Hadhrat Aa’isha (SAW) reports from Rasulullaah (SAW) that when making Du’aa with the following words, the Du’aa will be accepted. Anything asked for will be granted, mercy asked for will be showered down, and any calamity from which protection is sought will be averted.
اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنّيْ أَسْأَلُكَ بِا سْمِكَ الطَّاهِرُ الطَّيِّبُ الْمُبَارَكُ الْأُحِبُّ إِلَيْكَ
[Ibn Maajah 3859]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Removing obstacles form the path|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) once related the incident of a person who was granted Jannah only because he removed a thorny branch from the path or cut down a tree that was posing an obstacle to people.
[Abu Dawood 5245, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The punishment for kufr and disobedience|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “However, the one who turns away (from your advice) and commits kufr; Allaah shall punish him most severely. Verily they (all of mankind) shall return to Us (on the Day of Qiyaamah). Thereafter, it is Our responsibility to take their reckoning (make them account for all they did in the world)”.
[Surah Ghaashiya, verses 23-26]
|(7) This World||Never be impressed by the wealth that the Kuffaar possess|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “So do not let their (large amounts of) wealth and children impress (or overawe) you. Allaah intends to punish them with these (punish them by means of their wealth and children) in this worldly life and (Allaah intends) that their souls depart (from this world) while they are Kaafiroon. (Wealth and children therefore become a major cause of difficulty, anxiety and cause of destruction for people when Allaah uses them as a form of punishment)”.
[Surah Towbah, verse 55]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The condition of the Kuffaar|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The tongues of the Kuffaar will be stretched out over a distance of one or two Farsakh (approximately 12 km) and people will be trampling all over it.”
[Tirmidhi 2580, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Treating boils|
|Hadhrat Asmaa bint Abu Bakr (RA) reports that when she developed a boil on her neck and it was reported to Rasulullaah (SAW), he said, “Open it up (surgically remove the pus). Do not leave it alone because if you do, it will eat away your flesh and suck up your blood.” (If left alone, it will eventually infect the flesh and blood).
[Mustadrak of Haakim 8250]
|(10) Advice from
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “O youth! Those of you who have the means to marry should do so because marriage is a means of safeguarding the eyes and chastity. As for those who do not have the means, let them fast because this is effective in curbing the passions.”
[Bukhaari 5066, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]