5 Minute Madressa for the 15th of Safar

(1) Islaamic History The Torah
One of the four books that Allaah revealed was the Torah, which was given to Hadhrat Moosa (AS). The Qur’aan relates that when Hadhrat Moosa (AS) went to Mount Toor for forty days, he appointed Hadhrat Haaroon (AS) as his deputy while he was away. Seizing the opportunity, a hypocrite by the name of Saamiri made a calf out of gold and then deceived the Bani Israa’eel into worshipping it. When Hadhrat Haaroon (AS) tried to stop the people, they threatened to kill him. When the 40 days were over, Hadhrat Moosa (AS) returned with the Torah inscribed on stone tablets. He was extremely angry when he saw what the Bani Israa’eel were doing. After Hadhrat Haaroon (AS) had explained to him what had transpired, Hadhrat Moosa (AS) cursed Saamiri, who became insane. When Hadhrat Moosa (AS) asked Allaah what was to be the plight of those who worshipped the calf, Allaah told him that their repentance would be accepted if they executed their relatives who had perpetrated the crime. In this manner, thousands of them were executed. Hadhrat Moosa (AS) then pleaded to Allaah to forgive them regardless, which Allaah did and the executions were stopped. The Torah present today is not the original Torah that was revealed to Hadhrat Moosa (AS) because many changes have been made to it.
(2) Allaah’s Power The Human Body
Allaah has created the human body with great wisdom, which contains many testimonies to Allaah’s tremendous power. Amongst these are the many blood vessels that run throughout the body to carry blood to the various parts of the body. They are so numerous in number that if they have to be removed and placed end to end, they would circle the earth three times.
(3) A Fardh The status of Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The one who has no wudhu has no Salaah and whoever has no Salaah has no Deen. The status of Salaah in Islaam is like the head in the body. Just as a body cannot live without the head, so too can Deen not live without Salaah.”
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb]
(4) A Sunnah Refunding people for returned goods
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When someone cancels the transaction of a regretful person (refunds him for returned goods), Allaah will cancel his sins on the Day of Qiyaamah.”
[Abu Dawood]
(5) A Nafl Assisting widows and the poor
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who assists the widow and the poor is like the person who is engaged in Jihaad in the path of Allaah, who is fasting all day and performing Salaah all night.”
(6) A Sin Two major sins
Rasulullaah (SAW) once asked, “Should I not inform you of the worst of all sins?” Rasulullaah (SAW) repeated this thrice as the Sahabah (RA) begged to be informed. Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “Committing Shirk and disobeying your parents.”
(7) This World The life of this world is a deception
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The life of this world is merely an enjoyment of deception (because after a limited period of enjoyment, it will come to an end)”.
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 185]
(8) The Aakhirah The screams of the people in Jahannam
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “As for those who will be unfortunate, they will certainly be in the Fire, where they will scream and shout (with sounds resembling the braying of a donkey)”.

[Surah Hood, verse 106]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Honey as treatment for stomach ailments
A man once came to Rasulullaah (SAW) saying, “My brother is suffering from diarrhoea.” “Give him honey to drink,” Rasulullaah (SAW) said. The man went, gave honey to his brother, and then returned saying, “O Rasulullaah (SAW)! I gave him honey but it only made his diarrhoea worse.” “Go and give him honey to drink,” Rasulullaah (SAW) repeated. The man went, again gave his brother honey, and then returned yet again saying, “His diarrhoea is now even worse.” Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Allaah speaks the truth and it is your brother’s belly that is lying. Go and give him honey.” This time when the man gave honey to his brother, he was completely cured.
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Do not make a joke of (do not treat lightly) Allaah’s Aayaat (by mocking them and by disobeying Allaah’s commands). Remember the favour of Allaah to you and the Book (Qur’aan) and wisdom (laws of the Qur’aan and Ahaadeeth) which He has revealed to you, giving you advice through them (show your gratitude by obeying all His commands). Fear Allaah (in all matters) and know that surely Allaah is Aware of everything (and will call you to account for all your actions)”.
[Surah Baqara, verse 231]