|(1) Islaamic History||The second pledge of Aqaba|
|Through the sincere efforts of Hadhrat Mus’ab bin Umayr (RA) and the other Muslims in Madinah, Rasulullaah (SAW) was a talking point of every household in the city. Convinced of its beauty, many people entered the fold of Islaam. 13 years after the start of the work, Hadhrat Mus’ab bin Umayr (RA) left for Makkah with 70 Muslims and more (many of them were also Mushrikeen from amongst the Aws and the Khazraj tribes.) Rasulullaah (SAW) met them one night with his uncle Hadhrat Abbaas (RA). Addressing the Muslims of Madinah, Hadhrat Abbaas (RA) said, “Muhammad (SAW) is an extremely revered person amongst us and we take good care of him. However, he has expressed the intention to move to your town. If you make a solemn promise to take care of him, it will be fine, otherwise state your position clearly.” After hearing what he had to say, the Muslims then asked Rasulullaah (SAW) to speak. Rasulullaah (SAW) recited some verses of the Qur’aan and encouraged them to accept Islaam before stating, “We would like you people to accommodate our companions, protect them and obey me in all good and adverse conditions.” The Muslims accepted this happily and pledge their allegiance to him. Rasulullaah (SAW) then selected 12 of them for the task of propagating Islaam.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||Blessings in the date crop of Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)|
|Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) reports that after his father passed away during the Battle of Uhud, the crops of his date orchard were insufficient to pay off his debts. Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) narrated the matter to Rasulullaah (SAW), who advised him to remove the dates from their palms and place them in separate heaps. After this was done, Rasulullaah (SAW) arrived and walked thrice around the largest heap. He then sat beside it and asked Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) to summon all the creditors and to start paying them off from the heap. Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) started to measure the amounts owed to each one of them and gave them all their dues until all the debts were settled. Hadhrat Jaabir (RA) states, “I swear by Allaah that the heap remained as it had been without a single date being diminished.”
|(3) A Fardh||The Status of Salaah in Deen|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “There can be no Deen without Salaah since the position of Salaah in Deen is just like the position of the head in the body.”
[Tabraani in his Awsat 2383, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
|(4) A Sunnah||The Du’aa for Jannah|
|The following Du’aa should be recited abundantly to attain Jannah:
وَاجْعَلْنِيْ مِنْ وَرَثَةِ جَنَّةِ النَّعِيْمِ
TRANSLATION: Make me amongst the heir of the bounties of Jannah
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Building a Masjid with Halaal earnings|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “If a person builds a place for the worship of Allaah from his Halaal earnings, Allaah will build for him a mansion of pearls and rubies in Jannah.”
[Tabraani in his Awsat 5216, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The good and the evil can never be the same|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Do those (Kuffaar) who commit sins think that We will treat them like those who have Imaan and who do good deeds, making their lives and deaths equal? (They are wrong!) Evil indeed is the decision they take. (They will find out when they die and on the Day of Qiyaamah that their plight will be a pitiful one indeed, whereas the Mu’mineen will enjoy bliss and comfort)”.
[Surah Jaathiya, verse 21]
|(7) This World||The life of this world is fleeting while the Aakhirah is permanent|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “This worldly life is a trivial gain (because it will soon come to an end). Undoubtedly the Aakhirah (the life in Jannah) is really a place to live (because it will not come to an end)”.
[Surah Mu’min, verse 39]
|(8) The Aakhirah||Jannah and Jahannam will be forever|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said that after admitting people into Jannah and Jahannam, an announcement will be made stating, “O people of Jannah! Death will never come to you!” and “O people of Jahannam! Death will never come to you!”
[Muslim 7183, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||Dates|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) advised that fresh (wet) dates be fed to women in labour and if this is not available, then dry dates may be given.
[Abu Ya’la 434, from Hadhrat Ali (RA)]
Dates effectively expel harmful blood from a woman’s body after birth and also strengthen her.
|(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “A woman is married for four reasons: for her wealth, her lineage, her beauty, or for her Deen. Be successful by choosing her for her Deen and you will be most fortunate.”
[Bukhaari 5090, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]