5 Minute Madressa for the 21st of Safar

(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Shamweel (AS)
Hadhrat Shamweel (AS) was from the progeny of Hadhrat Haaroon (AS). When the Bani Israa’eel entered Palestine, they had no Nabi and no ruler. Because of this, hostile nations continued plundering them until Allaah sent Hadhrat Shamweel (AS) as their Nabi to guide and to lead them. Although his name is not mentioned in the Qur’aan, Surah Baqara states the story of when Hadhrat Shamweel (AS) appointed Taaloot as the king of the Bani Israa’eel. When the people objected, he told them that this was the command of Allaah and that the sign of his kingship will be that angels will bring back to them a trunk containing the legacy of the Ambiyaa i, which was seized by the Amaliqa tribe. This was then done and Taaloot became their king.
(2) Allaah’s Power Who causes the rain to fall?
Water is a great blessing from Allaah, which is the foundation of all life on earth. Without water, mankind and animals as well as all plants and vegetation will perish. Allaah has therefore stored a large reserve of water in the oceans, from which clouds gather moisture and then rain down upon the dry lands. Plants then have water to allow them to flourish and people then have water to drink and water their fields. Allaah states in the Qur’aan, “We send the winds that fill the clouds with water, then send water from the sky which We give you to drink. You do not have the ability to store it (man cannot store rain water in as great a quantity as Allaah does when He stores water in lakes, dams, rivers and in underground reservoirs of groundwater where massive quantities of water are stored for people to use whenever they need to)”.
[Surah Hijr, verse 22]
(3) A Fardh Performing Ruku and Sajdah properly
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the worst thief was the one who stole from his Salaah. When the Sahabah (RA) asked how this was possible, Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “When he does not perform his Ruku and Sajdah properly.”
[Ahmad]
The Ruku and Sajdah therefore have to be performed with calm and composure.

(4) A Sunnah Using perfume
When Hadhrat Aa’isha w was asked whether Rasulullaah (SAW) used perfume, she replied that he used perfumes such as musk and others.
[Nasa’ee]
(5) A Nafl The four Rakaahs before Asr
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person performs the four Rakaahs Sunnah Salaah before the Fardh of Asr, Allaah will make his body forbidden to the fire of Jahannam.
[Tabraani in his Kabeer]
(6) A Sin Murdering a Muslim
Allaah says, “Whoever purposely murders a Mu’min (regarding his act as a permissible act), his punishment shall be Jahannam where he shall live forever. Allaah shall be angry with him, curse him and prepare for him a dreadful punishment”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 93]
(7) This World The perseverance of the family of Rasulullaah (SAW)
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW)’s family members often remained hungry for many nights without any supper. Their meals (when they did eat) usually consisted of barley bread.
[Tirmidhi]
(8) The Aakhirah Boiling water
Allaah says, “You shall (then) drink boiling water upon it”.
[Surah Waaqi’ah, verse 54]
Hadhrat Dahaak F has stated that this water to be given to the people of Jahannam, it has been boiling from the time that Allaah created the heavens and the earth.

[Targheeb wat Tarheeb]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Honey
Allaah says, “in it (honey) lies a cure for man”.
[Surah Nahl, verse 69]
Allaama Ibn Qayyim F writes that honey eliminates phlegm, softens the stomach and also effectively treats rabies.
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Do not kill your children out of fear of poverty (by aborting unborn children fearing that you will be unable to support them). We shall provide for them and for you (you therefore need not fear for their provisions). Killing them is indeed a grave sin”.
[Surah Bani Israa’eel, verse 31]
Carrying out abortions out of fear of poverty and even family planning for this reason is not permissible and Haraam.

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