|(1) Islaamic History||The duties of the four famous angels|
|Angels are the creation of Allaah who have been created from light and are not visible to us. Only Allaah knows exactly how many there are, but there are four amongst them who are more well known. The first is Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS), who is the Chief of all the angels. He conveys the books and commands of Allaah to the Ambiyaa i. The second is Hadhrat Israafeel (AS), who will blow the horn on the Day of Qiyaamah. The third is Hadhrat Mikaa’eel (AS) who, by the command of Allaah, causes the rains to fall, winds to blow and sustenance to reach the creation. The fourth is Hadhrat Israa’eel (AS), who removes the souls of the creation by the command of Allaah.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Allaah’s mercy and generosity towards the creation|
|Allaah has arranged for the safety and protection of all His creation wherever He has created them. In hot climates, Allaah has created the animals of the region with little hair and has made them with more hair in colder climates. Had this been the opposite, these animals would have died from exposure.|
|(3) A Fardh||It is Fardh to obey one’s parents|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Two doors of Jannah remain open for the person who is obedient towards his parents, while two doors of Jahannam remain open for the person who is disobedient towards his parents. If the person has only one parent, then it is just one door (either of Jannah or Jahannam) that remains open for him.”
[Bayhaqi in his Shu’ab, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
|(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||When someone is depressed|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When you are depressed or in difficulty, then recite,
‘حَسْبِيَ اللّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيْلُ’
Translation: Allaah is Sufficient for me and He is the Best of Helpers.”
[Abu Dawood 3627, from Hadhrat Auf bin Maalik (RA)]
|(5) A Nafl||Meeting each other in a friendly manner|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When two Muslims meet each other and greet with Salaam, the one who is closest to Allaah is the one who greets in a friendlier fashion. When they meet a hundred mercies from Allaah descends upon them; ninety mercies for the one who initiates the handshake and the other ten for the other person.”
[Kanzul Ummaal 2524, from Hadhrat Umar (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The worst sin is Shirk|
|Allaah says, “Verily, Allaah does not forgive that Shirk (and kufr) be committed, but may forgive all (sins) besides this for whom He wills. Whoever commits Shirk has indeed invented a terrible sin.”
[Surah Nisaa, verse 48]
|(7) This World||Every single action is recorded|
|Allaah says, “(Do not forget each time) When the two receivers (angels) receive (record the good and bad acts of a person), sitting on his right and left hand sides. Whenever a word escapes (a person’s mouth), there is a watcher ready by him (an angel ready to record whether the word was good or bad)”.
[Surah Qaaf, verses 17-18]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Punishment in the grave|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) once visited the graveyard of the Banu Najjaar, when his mule suddenly bolted. Explaining the reason, Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The animal bolted because some people are being punished in their graves. Had it not been for the fear that you would stop burying your dead, I would pray to Allaah to allow you to hear the sounds.”
[Muslim 7213, from Hadhrat Zaid bin Thaabit (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Bodily pain|
|Hadhrat Uthmaan bin Abul Aas (RA) once came to Rasulullaah (SAW) and complained of bodily pain he was suffering. Rasulullaah (SAW) told him to place his hand over the painful portion and to then recite بِسْمِ اللهِ (Bismillaah) three times, followed by seven times:
أَعُوْذُ بِاللّہِ وَ قُدْرَتِهِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا أَجِدُ وَ أُحَاذِرُ
Translation: I seek protection with Allaah and his power from the evil of what I am experiencing and what I fear.
The Sahabi (RA) was cured after reciting this and then taught the prescription to his family.
[Muslim 5737, from Hadhrat Uthmaan bin Abul Aas (RA)]
|(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Actions are based upon their intentions.” (The fruits of the action will be according to the intention).
[Bukhaari 1, from Hadhrat Umar (RA)]