|(1) Islaamic History||The command to propagate|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) continued to visit the Cave of Hira after the first revelation, but after the first five verses of Surah Alaq were revealed, no more revelation came for a while. Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was once on the way to the cave when he heard a voice calling. As he turned to look about he saw no one. When he then looked up, he saw Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) sitting upon a platform suspended between the skies and the earth. Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) immediately hurried home, where he covered himself out of fear. It was then that Allaah revealed the first five verses of Surah Mudathir, which states, “O you wrapped in a blanket. Stand up (among the people) and warn (them about Allaah’s punishment for rejecting Imaan). Announce the greatness of your Rabb (which is a most important element of your message). (When preaching Towheed, mind your appearance and ensure that you) Keep your clothing clean. (External purity complements internal purity.) (In addition to this, also) Stay away from filth (idols and sin, as you have always been doing)”. Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) then started to call people towards Islaam. Because the Arabs had been steeped in Kufr and Shirk for centuries, it was not possible for Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) to start propagating the message of Islaam openly. Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) therefore started inviting people privately. The first woman to accept Islaam was Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)’s faithful wife Hadhrat Khadeeja (RA), while the first man to accept Islaam was his childhood friend and business partner Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (RA), who immediately said, “I believe and accept” when he was invited. The first child to accept Islaam was Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)’s cousin Hadhrat Ali (RA), the son of Abu Taalib.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)’s Miracle||The Du’aa Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) made for Hadhrat Handhala (RA)|
|Hadhrat Handhala (RA) was still a boy when Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) passed his hand over his head and made Du’aa for him. The effect of this Du’aa was such that whenever any person or animal suffered any pain, Hadhrat Handhala (RA) would apply some saliva to his hand, place it upon the place on his head where Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) placed his hand and make Du’aa saying, “I take the name of Allaah upon the handprint of Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)”. He would then pass his hand over the affected area and the pain would be alleviated.
|(3) A Fardh||Performing Tayammum when no water is available|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Clean sand is a means of purification for the Muslim even if he does not find water for ten years. Should he then find water, he should pour it over his body (perform Wudhu and ghusl).”
[Abu Dawood 332, from Hadhrat Abu Dharr (RA)]
|(4) A Sunnah||The Du’aa when seeing a Muslim smile|
|The following Du’aa should be recited when seeing a Muslim smile:
أَضْحَكَ اللهُ سِنَّكَ
TRANSLATION: May Allaah always keep you smiling.
[Bukhaari 3294, from Hadhrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas (RA)]
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Concealing one’s needs from others|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “When a person is hungry or in need and he conceals his need from other (does not ask them for help), Allaah will take it upon Himself to provide him with a year’s supply of Halaal provisions.”
[Shu’abul Imaan 9698, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Regarding Halaal as Haraam|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Do not forbid (declare as unlawful) the pure things that Allaah has permitted (made lawful) for you (by regarding something Halaal as Haraam) and do not overstep (do not exceed the limits of the Shari’ah). Surely Allaah does not like those who overstep (exceed limits)”.
[Surah Maa’idah, verse 87]
|(7) This World||Allaah’s bounties|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “This (punishment) is because Allaah will not change (will not take away) any favour that He gave to a nation until they change what is within themselves (until they corrupt their beliefs and actions, thereby inviting Allaah’s punishment, which will cause them to lose all their bounties). Indeed Allaah is All Hearing, All Knowing (He knows the thoughts and actions of every person)”.
[Surah Anfaal, verse 53]
|(8) The Aakhirah||The people upon whom Qiyaamah will arrive|
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Qiyaamah will arrive only upon the worst of people.”
[Muslim 7402, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]
The system of the universe will continue to remain in motion for as long as there is a single person on earth who takes the name of Allaah. However, as soon as no such person is left and only evil people occupy the world, Qiyaamah will arrive.
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)||Cure through the Mu’awwadhatayn|
|Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) reports that when Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) fell ill, he would recite the Mu’awwadhatayn (Surah Falaq and Surah Naas) and blow upon himself.
|(10) Advice from
Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)
|Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said that when visiting someone, one should first request permission to enter. If permission is not granted after three requests, one should leave.
[Muslim 5633, from Hadhrat Abu Moosa Ash’ari (RA)]