(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Is’haaq (AS)
Hadhrat Is’haaq (AS) lived in Shaam, from where he called the people to Allaah. It is in this region of Shaam that the Masjid of Baytul Muqaddas is situated, which Hadhrat Is’haaq u himself built. This Masjid was the centre for his efforts. He had a pair of twin sons called Eesu and Ya’qoob. It was the progeny of Hadhrat Ya’qoob (AS) who are referred to as the Bani Israa’eel, meaning that all the Ambiyaa(AS) of the Bani Israa’eel were from his offspring. They numbered approximately 3500. Hadhrat Is’haaq u lived to the age of 180 and is buried in Madinatul Khaleel, which is presently called Hebron. There he is buried with his father Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS).
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle The sun is a Sign of Allaah
Allaah has created the sun, which we perceive as a ball of fire and has been shining for thousands of years. It is from this sun that we receive heat and light and it rises every day from the east and sets each day in the west. Now think for a while: Who is it that provides fuel for the sun for all these years? Where is all the fuel coming from that allows us to have heat and light each day? Who is it that causes it to rise and set with such precision each day? Without doubt, it is only Allaah, Who has created us and everything else.
(3) A Fardh Everything is created by the command of Allaah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “When He wills anything, His only command is to say, “Be!” and it comes into being. Pure is that Being in Whose hand lies the reins (control) of everything, and to Whom you will all be returned (after death)”.
[Surah Yaaseen, verses 82-83]
Allaah has created everything in the heavens and the earth by His sheer power. It is Fardh (obligatory) for us to believe this.
(4) A Sunnah Bathing on a Friday
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that although it is in order to perform Wudhu on Fridays (for the Jumu’ah Salaah), it is best to take a bath.
(5) A Nafl Going out in the path of Allaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Standing for a brief while in the path of Allaah is better than performing Salaah for sixty years at home. Do you not want your sins to be forgiven and (do you not want) to enter Jannah?”
(6) A Sin The warning against showing dislike for the Sunnah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who shows dislike for my Sunnah is not from me (I have nothing to do with him).”
(7) This World The example of this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Relate to them the example of this worldly life which is like the rain that We send from the sky, with which the plants of the earth mingle (causing them to flourish). Thereafter (the time comes when) they (the once flourishing plants dry up or are destroyed in some way, only to) become debris (broken bits and pieces), to be carried (dispersed) by the winds (after which there is no sign that they ever existed). Allaah always has control over everything (He can create and destroy as and when He pleases)”.
[Surah Kahaf, verse 45]
The things of this world are such that while they appear to be lush and green now, they will soon be left without trace.
(8) The Aakhirah Questioning about bounties on the Day of Qiyaamah
When the verse “Thereafter, on that day (of Qiyaamah) you will definitely be questioned about the bounties” was revealed, the Sahabah (RA) asked, “O Rasulullaah (SAW)! What are these bounties when all that we eat is half a belly of barley bread?” Allaah then revealed to Rasulullaah (SAW) that he should ask, “Do you then not wear shoes and drink cold water?”
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The benefits of beetroot
Rasulullaah (SAW) was once with Hadhrat Ali (RA) at Hadhrat Ummu Mundhir w’s house when they were served some dates. When he had some, Rasulullaah (SAW) said to Hadhrat Ali (RA), “Enough now Ali! You are still weak (recovering from your illness).” When Hadhrat Ummu Mundhir w then served them a dish with beetroot with barley, Rasulullaah (SAW) said to Hadhrat Ali (RA), “O Ali! Eat this because it is good for you.”
This dish consisting of beetroot with barley is extremely beneficial for people who are recovering from their illnesses and need to gain strength.
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O children of Aadam! Adopt your (clothing of) beauty (dress well) at every place of Salaah (whenever you perform Salaah). Eat, drink (what is Halaal without being greedy) but do not waste for indeed He (Allaah) does not like those who waste”.
[Surah A’raaf, verse 31]
5 Minute Madressa for the 1st of Safar
(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Is’haaq (AS)