|(1) Islaamic History||The first pledge of Aqaba|
|Aqaba is a place close to Mina where 6 people from Madinah accepted Islaam at the hand of Rasulullaah (SAW) 11 years after he started his mission. The following year 12 people arrived at the same place to pledge their allegiance to Rasulullaah (SAW) as well. They all undertook in their pledge to forsake theft, fornication, and infanticide together with undertaking to obey Rasulullaah (SAW) in all commands and to worship Allaah Alone. This was referred to as the first Pledge of Aqaba. As the people were leaving back for Madinah, Rasulullaah (SAW) sent Hadhrat Mus’ab bin Umayr (RA) with them to teach them the Qur’aan and to propagate the Deen further in Madinah. Upon reaching Madinah, he stayed with Dhul Hijjah As’ad bin Zuraarah (RA). He engaged in teaching the people, propagating Islaam and also leading the Muslims in Salaah. The people called him Al Muqri (the instructor) and eminent Muslims such as Hadhrat Sa’d bin Mu’aadh (RA) and Hadhrat Usayd bin Hudhayr (RA) accepted Islaam at his hands.|
|(2) Allaah’s Power||Protection of the eyes|
|Amongst the many bounties that Allaah has blessed us with are our eyes. As precious as they are, they are just as delicate. Allaah has therefore seen to its protection. Should any little object threaten to enter the eye, the eyelids close immediately to protect them and if any large object should threaten them, Allaah has constructed the protruding bones around them, which ensure their protection. Allaah is undoubtedly the Most Powerful Creator.|
|(3) A Fardh||Silence in Salaah|
|Hadhrat Zaid bin Arqam (RA) reports that during the early days of Islaam, they used to speak to the person next to them as they performed Salaah. However, when the verse of the Qur’aan instructed them to stand in silence, they stopped this.
|(4) A Sunnah||The manner of placing the fingers during the Ruku and Sajdah|
|When in Ruku, Rasulullaah (SAW) kept his fingers spread apart upon his knees and close together when in Sajdah.|
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||The virtue of having a well dug|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “On the Day of Qiyaamah, Allaah will greatly reward the person who had a well dug from which thirsty birds, people and Jinn drink.”
[Ibn Khuzaymah 1227, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||Lying to entertain people|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Destruction be for the person who speaks lies merely to make people laugh. Destruction be for him! Destruction be for him!”
[Abu Dawood 4990, from Hadhrat Mu’aawiya bin Hayda (RA)]
|(7) This World||Anything more than necessary is for Shaytaan|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) once said to Hadhrat Jaabir (RA), “One bedding is sufficient for the husband, another for the wife and a third for the guest. The fourth one will be for Shaytaan.”
|(8) The Aakhirah||The frightening scene of Qiyaamah|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “He (sarcastically) asks, “When will the Day of Qiyaamah come?” When eyes will be bewildered (out of extreme fear), the moon will eclipse (lose its light) and the sun and moon will be joined (will be made the same – both without light). Man will say on that day, “Where is an escape?” No! There is definitely no place of safety (to escape). On this day, the only abode (place of safety) shall be towards your Rabb”.
[Surah Qiyaamah, verse 6-12]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||The Barni Date|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the Barni date is the best of dates and a medicine that has no ill effects. [Mustadrak of Haakim 8243, from Hadhrat Mazeedah (RA)]|
|(10) Qur’aanic Advice|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “And (tell them, O Muhammad e) ‘This (obeying all these commands) is indeed my straight path, so follow it. Do not follow other paths, for they will deviate you from Allaah’s path (from Islaam). These are the things which Allaah has (solemnly) commanded you so that you may adopt Taqwa’”.
[Surah An’aam, verse 153]