5 Minute Madressa for the 14th of Rabi Ul Aakhir

(1) Islaamic History The boycott of the Banu Haashim
Despite the harassment of the Mushrikeen, Islaam continued to spread at a rapid pace amongst the people of Makkah. Frustrated, the tribes of Makkah decided to exile the family of Rasulullaah (SAW) and all the Muslims so that none would come into contact with them. They therefore drew up a declaration to the effect that none was allowed to have any social or business dealings with the Banu Haashim. This declaration was pinned to the wall of the Kabah. The Muslims, as well as all members of Rasulullaah (SAW)’s family the Banu Haashim, were banished to a valley, named the Valley of Abu Taalib. They remained here for three years, during which time they suffered such hunger that they were forced to eat the leaves of the desert trees. Allaah’s help then came and the tribes of Makkah started to dispute amongst themselves concerning the matter. Abu Taalib happened to be at the Kabah, overhearing their disputes when he said to them, “Last night my nephew Muhammad (SAW) informed me that termites had eaten the declaration pinned to the Kabah, leaving only the words ‘Bismik Allaahumma’.” When they investigated the matter, they found that the words of Rasulullaah (SAW) were precisely true. In this manner, the boycott was terminated and the Muslims were allowed to leave the valley. This happened ten years after Rasulullaah (SAW) announced his Nabuwaat (Prophethood). 
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Water fills the well at Quba
Hadhrat Anas (RA) was once visiting Quba when he asked the people where the well was. When they showed him to the well, he said, “This is indeed the well which the people used to get their water from. When Rasulullaah (SAW) once came here, the water had diminished greatly. Rasulullaah (SAW) had a large bucket of water drawn from it, drank some and either made Wudhu with the rest or spat in it and threw it back. After this, the well filled and the water never diminished.”
[Dalaa’il 2380]    
(3) A Fardh Performing the Qadhaa Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When any of you forgets to perform Salaah or sleeps though the time of Salaah, then (as expiation) he should perform the Salaah as soon as he remembers.”
[Tirmidhi 177, from Hadhrat Abu Qataadah(RA)]
When a person misses the Fardh Salaah for a valid reason or sleeps though the time, it will be Fardh (obligatory) for him to perform the Qadhaa Salaah. 
(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa to be relieved of debt and worry
Rasulullaah (SAW) advised that the following Du’aa should be recited to be relieved of debt and worries:

اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحُزْنِ،  وَأَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ
 وَأَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنَ الْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ ، وَأَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنْ غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ وَقَهْرِ الرِّجَالِ

TRANSLATION: “O Allaah! I seek Your protection from worry and grief and I seek Your protection from weakness and laziness and I seek Your protection from miserliness and cowardice and I seek Your protection from the burden of debt and the anger of men.
[Abu Dawood 15555, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]

(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Three acts to give importance to
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that apart from the following three acts, all others seize to bring a person any benefit:

  1. Sadaqah Jaariya
  2. Knowledge that benefits others
  3. And pious children who make Du’aa for the person.

[Muslim 4233, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]

(6) A Sin The helplessness of the gods people ascribe to Allaah 
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Those (gods) whom you (Kuffaar) worship besides Allaah do not have control of even the skin on the date seed (they are unable to create even something as insignificant as this). If you call them (your gods), they will not even hear your call. Even if (one assumes that) they hear, they will be unable to respond (for they can do nothing to assist you). (In fact) On the Day of Qiyaamah they will reject your Shirk (they will claim that you did not worship them at all.) None can inform you (of this and all other matters) like the Informed (Allaah)”.
[Surah Faatir, verses 13-14]
(7) This World Pondering over the things of this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “With it (the rain), Allaah grows for you plantations, olives, dates, grapes and all types of fruit. Undoubtedly there is an Aayah (displaying Allaah’s power) in this for those who reflect (who observe and ponder)”.
[Surah Nahl, verse 11]
(8) The Aakhirah The size of the gates of Jahannam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that Jahannam has seven gates and the distance between the gates of Jahannam is so huge that it would take a mounted rider seventy years to cover it.
[Mustadrak of Haakim 8683, from Hadhrat Laqeet bin Aamir (RA)]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The black seed
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that Kulunji (the black seed) is a cure for all ailments besides death.”
[Muslim 5768, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(10) Advice from
Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah r said, “Make an effort to attain that which will bring you benefit. Seek Allaah’s help and never lose courage. If any setback befalls you, never say, ‘If only I had done that’. Rather say, ‘Whatever Allaah decrees will happen and only that can happen which He wills.’”
[Muslim 6774, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]