(1) Islaamic History Rasulullaah (SAW)’s first journey to Shaam
After the death of his grandfather Abdul Muttalib, Rasulullaah (SAW) started to live with his paternal uncle Abu Taalib, who loved Rasulullaah (SAW) more than his own children. When Abu Taalib prepared to travel to Shaam for trade, Rasulullaah (SAW) clung to him and therefore accompanied him on the trip. When they reached a place called Busra, a monk and learned Christian scholar by the name of Buhayrah noticed that the clouds were shading Rasulullaah(SAW) and the branches of trees bowed for him. Contrary to his normal practice, he invited the caravan for a meal and when he seated Rasulullaah (SAW) upon his lap, he noted the seal of Prophethood on his back. Recognising all the other descriptions of the final Nabi on Rasulullaah (AS), he informed Abu Taalib that his nephew was to be the final Rasul (Prophet) of all times. He bade Abu Taalib not to take Rasulullaah (SAW) to Shaam for he feared that the Jews there may kill him. Rasulullaah (SAW) was therefore sent back to Makkah.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Curing a ringworm
Hadhrat Abyadh bin Hammaal (RA) reports that he had ringworm on his face, which he reported to Rasulullaah (SAW). Rasulullaah (SAW) passed his hand over his face and made Du’aa, because of which the ringworm disappeared before the same evening.
(3) A Fardh Performing Tayammum in place of Ghusl
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “If you are ill, on journey, returning from the toilet or from touching (engaging in sexual relations with) your wives, and you do not find any water (or you are unable to use water for Wudhu or for Ghusl), then use clean soil to perform Tayammum, wiping your faces and arms (including elbows) with it (with the soil)”. [Surah Maa’idah, verse 6]
When one is unable to use water at a time when Ghusl is compulsory, Tayammum may be performed and Salaah then completed. The Tayammum made for Ghusl is just like the Tayammum made for Wudhu.
(4) A Sunnah Du’aa for blessings in sustenance in old age
The following Du’aa should be recited to attain blessings in sustenance during old age:
اَللّٰهُمَّ اجْعَلْ أَوْسَعَ رِزْقِكَ عَلَىَّ عِنْدَ كِبَرِ سِنِّيْ وَانْقِطَاعِ عُمْرِيْ
TRANSLATION: O Allaah! Bless me with the most sustenance during my old age and towards the end of my life.
[Mustadrak of Haakim 1987, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Thinking of death
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The hearts also rust as iron does when touched by water.” When asked how this rust may be removed, Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “By thinking often of death and reciting the Qur’aan.”
[Shu’abul Imaan 1958, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA)]
(6) A Sin Slandering chaste women
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “As for those who slander chaste women (accuse them of fornication or adultery) without presenting four (reliable) witnesses (who had witnessed the act explicitly), you should lash them (the accusers) eighty lashes and never accept their testimony (in a court hearing) ever again. These people are sinners except for those who repent thereafter and make amends (for the wrong they did). (Allaah will forgive such people because) Allaah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful”. [Surah Noor, verses 4-5]
(7) This World The people of this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “However, when He (Allaah) tests him (man) by reducing his sustenance (to see whether he exercises patience), he says, “My Rabb has disgraced me!” (He therefore fails the test by complaining and thereafter flouting Allaah’s commands in a desperate effort to acquire some wealth.) Never! (A shortage in sustenance does not indicate rejection by Allaah, just as an increase in sustenance does not indicate acceptance by Him.) Instead, (apart from being a test for you, your sustenance is sometimes decreased as a form of punishment because) you do not honour the orphan, do not encourage feeding of the poor…” [Surah Fajr, verses 16-18]
(8) The Aakhirah The state of people on the Day of Qiyaamah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “According to their actions, people will be immersed in their perspiration on the Day of Qiyaamah. Some will be immersed up to their ankles, others up to their knees and there will be others whose perspiration will reach from their feet right up to their mouths and, like reins, it will go into their mouths.”
[Muslim 7206, from Hadhrat Miqdaad bin Aswad (RA)]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treating a weak heart
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Use oranges because it strengthens the heart.”
[Kanzul Ummaal 28253]
Muhadditheen state that orange juice cleanses the stomach, effectively stops nausea and vomiting, and increases the appetite.
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW said, “Accept invitations, do not reject gifts and never abuse a Muslim.”
[Ibn Hibbaan 5694, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]