5 Minute Madressa for the 28th of Muharram

(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Sarah(RA) and Hadhrat Haajirah (RA)
At the time when Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) reached Egypt, the king was Sinaan bin Alwaan. When he saw Hadhrat Sarah (RA), he had evil intentions, but Allaah saved her from him. When this happened, he was repentant. He apologised and made up to her by giving her many gifts. In addition to this, he also gave his daughter to Hadhrat Sarah (RA) to be wedded to Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS). Her name was Haajirah and it was from her that Hadhrat Ismaa’eel (AS) was born, while Hadhrat Is’haaq (AS) was born to Hadhrat Saarah (RA).
(2) Allaah’s Power The changing of the day and night
From the time that the earth was created, the night arrives at its appointed time, as does the day. It has never happened that the sun rises in the middle of the night to bring the day and never does the sun set at midday to bring on the night. Never does the day arrive a second earlier, nor does the night ever arrive a second later. It is only Allaah Who ensures that this system runs perfectly.
(3) A Fardh It is Fardh to abandon all worldly activities upon hearing the Jumu’ah Adhaan
When hearing the Adhaan for the Jumu’ah Salaah, it is Fardh (obligatory) to start preparing for the Salaah and to abandon all worldly activities. Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “O you who have Imaan! When the call (Adhaan) is made for (the Jumu’ah) Salaah on the day of Jumu’ah (Friday), then hasten towards Allaah’s remembrance (towards the Jumu’ah Salaah to take place in the Masjid) and leave trading. This is best for you (in both worlds) if you but knew. When the Salaah has been completed then (you are free to) disperse in the land, seek from Allaah’s bounty (earn your living) and remember Allaah abundantly (engage in Dhikr wherever you may be) so that you may be successful”.
[Surah Jumu’ah, verses 9-10]
(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Du’aa for one’s parents
The following Du’aa should be made for one’s parents:

رَبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِيْ صَغِيْرًا

TRANSLATION: “O my Rabb! Show mercy to them (my parents) as they had (been merciful towards me when they) raised me when I was young.”
[Surah Bani Israa’eel, verse 24]
(5) A Nafl Meeting a Muslim brother with a smiling face
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that a person earns the reward of Sadaqah by meeting his Muslim brother with a smiling face.
[Muslim 1956, from Hadhrat Abu Dharr (RA)]
(6) A Sin Forgiveness from sins though two Rakaahs of Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) advised that when a person happens to commit a sin, he should make Wudhu, perform two Rakaahs, and then beg Allaah for forgiveness. By doing this, he will be forgiven.
[Tirmidhi 604, from Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA)]
(7) This World The evil of a morsel of Haraam food
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Jahannam is best suited to the body that is nourished on Haraam food.”
[Bayhaqi 5518, from Hadhrat Abu Bakr (RA)]
It is not permissible to earn and eat from Haraam wealth. This causes the goodness and blessings of a household to be lost.
(8) The Aakhirah The four questions on the Day of Qiyaamah
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that no person’s feet shall be able to move on the Day of Qiyaamah until he has answered four questions;
In what did you spend your life?
How much did you practise upon your knowledge?
How did you earn your wealth and how did you spend it?
And in what did you use your physical strength?
[Tirmidhi, from Hadhrat Abu Barzah (RA)]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The benefits of the pomegranate
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “In the two gardens of Jannah there shall be fruits, date palms and pomegranates”.
[Surah Rahmaan, verse 68]
Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that pomegranates are excellent for the stomach, give it strength but may constipate a bit. It is also very beneficial for the throat, chest, and lungs.
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that if a person has the following traits, he will never need to grieve about not having the possessions of this world;
Looking after trusts,
Truth in speech,
Good character,
And caution and abstinence in food.
[Ahmad 6614 from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (RA)]