(1) Islaamic History The beginning of idol worship in Makkah
The Quraysh in Makkah followed the Deen of Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) and worshipped only the One Allaah until the time of a person named Amr bin Luhay Khuzaa’ee. Amr was a wealthy man who owned 20 thousand camels. He once travelled to Shaam, where he came across people worshipping idols. When he asked them what they were doing, they informed him that the idols fulfilled their needs, gave them victory in battles, and even sent the rain for them. Thinking it to be a good idea, he took a few back home and placed them about the Kabah. Since Makkah was a focal destination of the Arabs, this idol worship gradually started to enter the lives of the Arabs. Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “I have seen Amr bin Luhay in Jahannam dragging his innards along as he walked.”
[Bukhaari 3521. from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW) ’s Miracle A branch becomes a sword
When the sword of Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Jahash (RA) broke during the Battle of Uhud, Rasulullaah (SAW) handed him a branch, which then transformed into a sword.
(3) A Fardh Fulfilling the right of the husband
Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) once asked Rasulullaah (SAW) whose right was the greatest upon a woman. Rasulullaah (SAW) informed her that a woman owed the greatest right to her husband. When she then asked whose right was the greatest upon a man, Rasulullaah (SAW) informed her that a man owed the greatest right to his mother.
[Sunan Kubra of Nasa’ee 9148]
(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for fear
When someone asked Rasulullaah (SAW) what Du’aa was to be recited for fear, Rasulullaah (SAW) advised the following:
سُبْحَانَ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوْسِ رَبِّ الْمَلَائِكَةِ وَالرُّوْحِ
جَلَّلْتَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ بِالْعِزَّةِ وَالْجَبَرُوْتِ
TRANSLATION: Glorified is the Pure Sovereign, Who is the Rabb of the angels and the Spirit (Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS)) and by Whose grandeur and might the heavens have been illuminated.
[Tabraani in his Kabeer 1156, from Hadhrat Baraa bin Aazib (RA)]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Treating friends and neighbours well
Rasulullaah (SAW), “The best of friends in the sight of Allaah is the one who treats his friends best and the best of neighbours in the sight of Allaah is the one who treats his neighbours best.”
[Tirmidhi 1944, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA)]
(6) A Sin Regarding Hadhrat Isa (AS) to be a god
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Those people (some Christians) have undoubtedly committed kufr who say that Allaah is surely the third of three (according to the belief of Trinity). There is no Illaah but the One Illaah (Allaah). If they do not give up what they say, a painful punishment shall certainly befall those of them who commit kufr (and who die as Kuffaar)”.
[Surah Maa’idah, verse 73]
(7) This World The enjoyment of this world is fleeting
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(Addressing the Kuffaar of this world, Allaah says,) “Eat and enjoy yourselves for a few days. You are certainly sinners (and will soon be punished in the Aakhirah)”.
[Surah Mursalaat, verse 46]
(8) The Aakhirah The bounties of the person lowest ranking in Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the lowest ranking person in Jannah shall have a thousand palaces, the distance between each one of them being a journey of a hundred years. He will see them all as if they are nearby. Each of these palaces shall have large eyed damsels, exquisite gardens and young servants who will serve whatever he desires. [Targheeb wat Tarheeb 5280, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The benefits of eating the foreleg
Rasulullaah (SAW) enjoyed eating the foreleg of an animal.
[Bukhaari 3340, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that the lightest meat of a goat is the foreleg because it does not burden the stomach.
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Thinking of death is sufficient to turn one’s attention away from this world and focus it upon the Aakhirah.”
[Bayhaqi 10159, from Hadhrat Rabee bin Anas (RA)]