5 Minute Madressa for the 11th of Safar

(1) Islaamic History The birth of Hadhrat Moosa (AS)
The birth, the upbringing, the migration, the marriage, and the Nabuwaat of Hadhrat Moosa (AS) are all signs of the power of Allaah. Hadhrat Moosa (AS) was born amongst the Bani Israa’eel and, according to the narrative in the Qur’aan, his mother placed him in a box after he was born and then placed the box in the river to be carried away. When the box floated past the palace of Fir’oun, his wife saw it and asked for it to be brought to her. When she saw the child in the box, Allaah filled her heart with love for the child and she convinced her husband to allow her to adopt him. Hadhrat Moosa (AS) was therefore brought up as a prince in the palace of Fir’oun. Such is the power of Allaah! Whereas it was out of fear of Hadhrat Moosa (AS) himself that Fir’oun killed so many little boys of the Bani Israa’eel, the same Hadhrat Moosa (AS) was brought up right in front of Fir’oun’s own eyes in his palace. When he was a young man, Hadhrat Moosa (AS) was assisting someone from the Bani Israa’eel against a man from Fir’oun’s people. When Hadhrat Moosa (AS) punched the man, the man happened to die. This incident, although unintentional, angered Fir’oun and his people and they decided to have Hadhrat Moosa (AS) killed in retaliation. Fearing for his safety, Hadhrat Moosa (AS) left from Egypt and went to Madyan, where he met Hadhrat Shu’ayb (AS). He served Hadhrat Shu’ayb (AS) for ten years, during which time, Hadhrat Shu’ayb (AS) handed his daughter Safoora w in marriage to Hadhrat Moosa u. Hadhrat Moosa u was then on a journey out of Madyan and passing through the valley of Tuwa when Allaah informed him that he was a Nabi and had to go and invite Fir’oun towards the Oneness of Allaah. He then left for Egypt, where, together with his brother Hadhrat Haaroon (AS), he engaged himself in the effort to reform the Bani Israa’eel and invite Fir’oun and his people to the Oneness of Allaah.
(2) Allaah’s Power Fingerprints
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “We have the power to perfect even his fingertips”.
[Surah Qiyaamah, verse 4]
In this verse, Allaah points towards His tremendous power in that the fingertips of every person is unique and unlike those of any other person. If we combine the fingerprints of millions of people, we will be surprised to note that each one of them is different from the other. You will not find any pair of people whose fingerprints match. How great is the power of Allaah that He has created every person’s fingerprints different and will even recreate them to the exact match when people are resurrected on the Day of Qiyaamah!
(3) A Fardh For the husband to spend on the wife
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “It is obligatory for you to provide food and clothing for your women according to your means.”
(4) A Sunnah Miswaak is a means of securing the pleasure of Allaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The Miswaak is a means of cleansing the mouth and of attaining Allaah’s pleasure.”
[Ibn Maajah]
(5) A Nafl The virtues of Dhikr
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that a date palm will be planted in Jannah for the person who recites, “سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَ بِحَمْدِهِ (‘Subhaanallaah was Bihamdihi’)”.
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb]
(6) A Sin Causing harm to the neighbour
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the person who believes in Allaah and the Last Day should never cause any harm to his neighbour.

(7) This World The system of this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “We distribute their livelihood among them in this worldly life and (thereby) elevate the ranks of some of them above others so that they may derive benefit from each other (by being interdependent)”.
[Surah Zukhruf, verse 32]
If every person on earth had the same amount of wealth as the other, none would be prepared to do anything for the other, thereby making life very difficult for everyone.
(8) The Aakhirah The fruit of Jannah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Its shade (the shade of the trees) will be close above them and its bunches of fruit will hang low (from the trees, making it within easy reach)”.
[Surah Dahar, verse 14]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treating weakness in the mind with marrow
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Keep eating marrows because it sharpens the intellect and strengthens the mind.”
[Kanzul Ummaal]
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “So ignore him who turns away from Our Advice and who desires only the life of this world”.
[Surah Najm, verse 29]