4th Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The birth and Islaam of Hadhrat Ameer Mu’aawiya (RA)
Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA) was born five years before Rasulullaah (SAW) announced his Nabuwaat (Prophethood). He belonged to the Banu Umayyah family of the Quraysh tribe, a family second only to the Banu Haashim in status. His father, Hadhrat Abu Sufyaan (RA), was the revered leader of their family. Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA) accepted Islaam with his family when Makkah was conquered. From his youth, he displayed great leadership qualities and his father would remark, “This son of mine has a large head and all the traits to make a fine leader of his people.” When Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA) was seen by a person proficient in the skill of telling lineage through physical traits, the man also admitted that he had all the makings of a great leader. For this reason, his parents paid particular attention to his upbringing and ensured that he acquired many skills and sciences, including proficiency in reading and writing. The famous historian Waaqidi (RA) wrote that Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA) actually accepted Islaam after the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah was concluded, but was forced to conceal his faith. Proof of this lies in the fact that although he was an adult, Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA) did not join the Mushrikeen when they fought the Muslims in the Battles of Badr, Uhud and the Trench as well when they opposed the Muslims at Hudaybiyyah. This proves that the truth of Islaam had settled in his heart from the very beginning.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle The long life of a goat
Hadhrat Ummu Ma’bad (RA) reports that because Rasulullaah (SAW) had passed his hand over her goat and personally milked it, the goat had a long life and lived until the Khilaafah of Hadhrat Umar (RA).

[Seerah Halabiyyah (Vol.3 Pg.130)]

(3) A Fardh The parents share in the estate of their children
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “For each of the parents is a sixth of what the deceased leaves if he (or she) has children (male or female)”.

[Surah Nisaa, verse 11]

(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) When in difficulty
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that when a person is in difficulty and makes Du’aa with the following words, Allaah will accept his Du’aa:


لَآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ اِنِّيْ كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِيْنَ

“la ilaha illa anta subhanaka inni kuntu minaz-zalimin”


TRANSLATION: O Allah, there is none worthy of worship besides You, You are Pure – definitely I have oppressed my soul by sinning.

[Tirmidhi 3505, from Hadhrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Seeking Allaah’s forgiveness in abundance
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who wishes that his record of deeds should please him (make him happy) on the Day of Qiyaamah must seek as much forgiveness from Allaah as possible.”

[Tabraani in his Awsat 851, from Hadhrat Zubayr bin Awwaam (RA)]

(6) A Sin Concealing and changing the Qur’aan
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily, those who hide (or make changes to) that book which Allaah has revealed, selling it for a small price (referring to the Jewish Rabbis who hid from people the description of Rasulullaah (SAW) in the Torah so that they would not lose the bribes, gifts and acknowledgements of gratitude that people gave them); these people only fill their bellies with fire. Allaah will neither speak to them (with kindness and mercy) on the Day of Judgement (because He will be angry with them), nor will He purify them (from the filth of their sins). They will receive a most painful punishment (that will penetrate their inner selves and from which there shall be no salvation)”.

[Surah Baqara, 174]

(7) This World The things of this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Whatever you have been given is merely an article of this worldly life (something to use temporarily). (On the other hand,) What (reward) is with Allaah (in exchange for your good deeds) is better (than everything of this world) and more lasting (eternal) for those who have Imaan, who trust (only) in their Rabb (to provide for them and to protect them)…

[Surah Shura, verse 36]

(8) The Aakhirah The rivers of Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) mentioned that there shall be rivers of water, rivers of milk, rivers of honey and rivers of wine in Jannah.

[Tirmidhi 2771]

The wine of Jannah will not be intoxicating and will have a most pleasant fragrance.

(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treating wounds with henna
When he got cut or pricked by a thorn, Rasulullaah (SAW) used to dress the wound with henna.

[Ibn Maajah 3502]

Amongst its many benefits, henna disinfects wounds and heals burns and blisters

(10) Advice from

Rasulullaah (SAW)

Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Return the trusts that people keep with you and never misappropriate the trusts of people even though they may do the same to you.”

[Abu Dawood 3535, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

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