5th Shawaal Just 5 Minutes

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(1) Islaamic History The life and personality of Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA)
Coupled with the physical beauty that Allaah granted to Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA), he was also blessed with a multitude of positive character traits. All the best traits and perfections of a just ruler were to be found in him to the degree that Hadhrat Umar (RA) stated, “You people speak highly of the intelligence and political ingenuity of the Emperors of Rome and Persia whereas someone who excels them is in your midst in the personality of Mu’aawiya.” Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA) was one of the few people in Islaam whose favours to the Ummah cannot be repaid. One of his greatest achievements was that he was honoured to be one of the elite scribes of revelation. He is, however, a personality who has been treated most unjustly because a concerted effort has been underway to falsely accuse him of many unfounded wrongs. All of this has concealed his sterling character and personal accomplishments as well as the fact that he was a companion of Rasulullaah (SAW). All the world today knows about him is that he was the person who led an army against Hadhrat Ali (RA) in the Battle of Siffeen. Many people have forgotten that it was because of the trustworthiness of Hadhrat Mu’aawiya (RA), because of his resolute personality, because of the fact that he was a scribe of revelation and because of his many other exemplary qualities that Rasulullaah (SAW) made Du’aa for him saying, “O Allaah! Make Mu’aawiya amongst those who guides others, who is himself rightly guided and a means for others to be rightly guided.”
(2) Allaah’s Power Well water
One of the means by which Allaah provides water for people is by means of wells and people have been drawing water from wells since ancient times. Allaah has made it such that when well water is drawn in winter, the water comes out warm and when drawn in summer, the water comes out cool. The warmer the weather, the cooler is the water and the cooler the weather, the warmer the water. How great is the mercy of Allaah to have catered for our needs so well!
(3) A Fardh The importance of Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The status of Salaah in Islaam is like the head in the body.”[Tabraani in his Kabeer 19 from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
(4) A Sunnah Using the Miswaak when awakening
Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) reports that whenever Rasulullaah (SAW) awoke from his sleep during the day or the night, he would always brush his teeth with a Miswaak before performing Wudhu.[Abu Dawood 57]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The virtues of Dhikr
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that a tree will be planted for a person in Jannah when he recites: 

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ الْعَظِيْمِ وَبِحَمْدِهٖ


[Tirmidhi 3464, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]

(6) A Sin Major sins
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The major sins are that you ascribe partners to Allaah, that you disobey your parents, that you commit murder and that you take a false oath.”[Bukhaari 6675, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA)]
(7) This World The insignificance of this world
The Sahabah (RA) were once passing by the carcass of a dead goat, when Rasulullaah (SAW) asked them, “Why do you think the owner has discarded this in this manner?” “Because it has no value at all,” the Sahabah (RA) replied. Rasulullaah (SAW) then remarked, “This world holds less value in the eyes of Allaah than the value that the owner has for this goat.”[Tirmidhi 1232]
(8) The Aakhirah Retribution for actions
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Whoever brings (presents) a good deed (on the Day of Qiyaamah) shall receive something better (as a reward) and they (those who do good) will be safe from the terror of that day (because they will not have to fear entering Jahannam). (On the other hand) Whoever brings (presents) a sin (on the Day of Qiyaamah) will fall (headlong) on their faces in the Fire (of Jahannam). (They will then be told,) “You are recompensed (punished) only for what (kufr and sin) you had carried out (in the world. You therefore deserve what you are receiving and are not being oppressed in the least)”.[Surah Naml, verses 89-90]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Palpitations of the heart
Hadhrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) once came to visit him when he fell ill. Rasulullaah (SAW) placed his hand on Hadhrat Sa’d (RA)’s chest, because of which he felt a cool feeling spread through his chest. Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “His heart is palpitating. Take him to Haarith bin Kaldah, who is a very good physician. He needs to grind seven Ajwa dates with their pits and administer it.”[Abu Dawood 3875]
(10) Qur’aanic Advice  
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Fear Allaah as He should be feared (by obeying all His commands) and do not die except as Muslims (do not do anything that will remove you from the fold of Islaam and dedicate your life and death solely for Islaam)”.[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 102]
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