5 Minute Madressa for the 25th of Muharram

(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS)
Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) was born in Babylon in the southern part of Iraq. His father was Aazar bin Naahoor and his nation worshipped idols. In fact, his father Aazar also sold idols to the people for worshipping. Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) therefore started to propagate his message to the people at home and then extended it to the king Nimrood and to all the people in the city. When his people opposed him, he went to Palestine and then to Egypt. Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) had three wives names Sarah, Haajira, and Qatoorah. Hadhrat Ismaa’eel (AS) was born of Hadhrat Haajira (RA), Hadhrat Is’haaq (AS) was born of Hadhrat Sarah (RA) and Hadhrat Madyan (AS) was born of Hadhrat Qatoorah (RA). Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) is referred to as Abu Ambiyaa i (the father of the Ambiyaa i) because all the Ambiyaa i that came after him were all from his progeny. It was with Hadhrat Ismaa’eel (AS) that Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) built the Kabah in Makkah. The Qur’aan refers to Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) as the father of the creed of Islaam and also refers to all Muslims as being from the creed of Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS).
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Rain stops by the Du’aa of Rasulullaah (SAW)
It once happened during the time of Rasulullaah (SAW) that it rained so heavily that people’s homes were destroyed, their animals killed and the roads became inaccessible. When the people complained about it to Rasulullaah (SAW), he made Du’aa and gestured to the skies. The clouds then immediately swerved away from Madinah and rained upon the surrounding valleys and mountains.

[Bukhaari 1033 and 1019]
(3) A Fardh It is Fardh (obligatory) to wear clean clothing
For Salaah to be valid, it is Fardh (obligatory) for the body as well as the clothing to be free from impurities.
[Badaai’us Sanaa’i Vol.1 Pg.103]
Addressing Rasulullaah (SAW) in the Qur’aan, Allaah instructs that clothing be kept pure of impurities.
[Surah Mudathir, verse 4]
(4) A Sunnah Sweets and honey
Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) loved sweets and honey.
[Bukhaari 5431]
(5) A Nafl Assisting one’s Muslim brother
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the person who leaves his Muslim brother unassisted when he is being humiliated, Allaah will also leave him without assistance when he is being humiliated. On the other hand, the person who assists his Muslim brother when he is being humiliated, Allaah will also assist him when he is being humiliated (especially on the Day of Qiyaamah).
[Abu Dawood]
(6) A Sin The punishment for not guarding against urine splashing on the body
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Guard yourselves against the droplets of urine (splashing on the body and clothing) because the punishment in the grave will be on account of not being cautious in this regard.”
[Daar Qutni 469, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
It is therefore improper for a Muslim to urinate in any place where there is a danger of urine splashing on his body or clothing.
(7) This World The various modes of transport of this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(Allaah has created) Horses, mules and donkeys for riding and adornment. And (in addition to all of this) He creates such things about which you have no knowledge (such as modern means of transport which the people of earlier times did not know of)”.
[Surah Nahl, verse 8]
This verse foretells the modern mechanical means of transport such as cars, planes, trains, etc.
(8) The Aakhirah The wide eyed damsels of Jannah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “With them (the people of Jannah), there will be wide-eyed damsels, whose gazes are ever lowered (out of modesty)”.
[Surah Saaffaat, verse 48]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treating the eyes with Kohl
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the best of all kohl is the Ithmid, which improves vision and lengthens the eyelashes.
[Ibn Maajah 349, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! Do not forbid (declare as unlawful) the pure things that Allaah has permitted (made lawful) for you (by regarding something Halaal as Haraam) and do not overstep (do not exceed the limits of the Shari’ah). Surely Allaah does not like those who overstep (exceed limits)”.
[Surah Maa’idah, verse 87]

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