5 Minute Madressa for the 19th of Rabi Ul Awwal

(1) Islaamic History The people of the elephant
Allaah speaks of the people of the elephant in Surah Feel. The Surah refers to the time when a Christian ruler of Yemen named Abraha built an exquisite church in San’aa with the intention of having the Arabs make pilgrimage to it, thereby forsaking the Kabah. The Arabs did not like the idea and one of them went as far as using the church as a toilet. This enraged Abraha so much that he prepared an army of elephants to destroy the Kabah. However, as he approached Makkah, a strong breeze blew and little birds appeared from the coast carrying pebbles in their beaks and in each claw. They then dropped these pebbles on the army, which penetrated right through the bodies of their targets like speeding bullets. Amongst the victims was Abraha himself, whose perforated body soon started to decay even as he tried to flee in vain. Using such feeble and tiny creatures, Allaah destroyed a proud and powerful army.
(2) Allaah’s Power The depth of the ocean
Allaah had created the oceans of the world so deep that even modern science with its sophistication cannot reach their depths to calculate the depth. In fact, the pressure of the water is so high at these depths that anything attempting to venture so deep will be crushed. Such is the tremendous power and might of Allaah.
(3) A Fardh Proceeding for Salaah after hearing the Adhaan
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person hears the Adhaan and then fails to proceed for Salaah, his action is one of injustice, kufr and hypocrisy.
[Tabraani in his Kabeer 16804, from Hadhrat Mu’aadh bin Anas (RA)]

(4) A Sunnah Consultation
Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA) says that he had never seen anyone consult so much with the Sahabah (RA) as he had seen Rasulullaah (SAW) do.
[Tirmidhi 1714]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Fulfilling the rights of relatives
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that family ties clung on to the throne of Allaah, supplicating, “O Allaah! Join with those who join me and sever ties with those who sever me.”
[Muslim 6519, from Hadhrat Aa’isha ((RA))]
(6) A Sin False oaths
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person takes a false oath to usurp the wealth of another, Allaah will be extremely angry with him when he meets him on the Day of Qiyaamah.
[Bukhaari 7183, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]
(7) This World The world is accursed
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The world and all within it is accursed save for the Dhikr of Allaah, all that helps towards it, the Aalim and the student of Deen.” [Ibn Maajah 4112, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(8) The Aakhirah Children’s hair will turn white on the Day of Qiyaamah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “So if you disbelieve, how will you save (yourselves) from (the punishment of) the day that will (be so frightening that it will) turn children’s hair white? The sky will be split apart on that day. His (Allaah’s) promise always takes place”.
[Surah Muzammil, verses 17-18]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah The benefits of circumcision
Amongst the things that Rasulullaah (SAW) said are from Fitrah is circumcision. [Muslims 598, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
Circumcision helps to prevent conditions such as cancer, eczema as well as stones in the bladder.
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “When you are greeted with a greeting, then reply with a better greeting, or (at least) return (the same greeting). Most surely Allaah takes account of everything (and will reward people for every good they do)”. [Surah Nisaa, verse 86]