5 Minute Madressa for the 29th of Muharram
(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Ismaa’eel (AS)
Hadhrat Ismaa’eel (AS) was the first son of Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS). He was named Ismaa’eel because of the good news of his birth that Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) gave to Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS). By the command of Allaah, Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) left Hadhrat Ismaa’eel(AS) and his mother, Hadhrat Haajirah (RA), in a barren desert where there was no water to be found. Through His power, Allaah caused water to gush forth from the ground. Soon after that, the Jurhum tribe arrived there to settle. Hadhrat Ismaa’eel (AS) grew up amongst them and married a woman from them. He had thirteen children and was eventually buried in the Haram close to the Kabah and beside his mother.
(2) Allaah’s Power Rain falls by the Du’aa of Rasulullaah (SAW)
When the people suffered a drought during the time of Rasulullaah (SAW), a Bedouin approached Rasulullaah (SAW) to make Du’aa for rain. Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that when Rasulullaah (SAW) raised his hands to make Du’aa, the sky was clear. However, clouds as large as mountains started to gather almost immediately and the rain started to fall. Rasulullaah (SAW) had not yet alighted from the Mimbar when his beard could be seen dripping with water from the rain.
(3) A Fardh The obligation for children to spend on their poor parents
If a person’s parents are poor and have no means of supporting themselves, it is Fardh (obligatory) for the son to support them if he has the means. He will be sinful if he fails to support them.
[Shaami Vol.5 Pg.315]
(4) A Sunnah Breathing in a container
Rasulullaah (SAW) prohibited breathing in a container while drinking from it.
[Bukhaari 5630, from Hadhrat Abu Qataadah (RA)]
(5) A Nafl Encouraging good and prohibiting evil
Rasulullaah (SAW) mentioned that the act of encouraging good and prohibiting evil earns the reward of Sadaqah.
[Tirmidhi 1956, from Hadhrat Abu Dharr (RA)]
(6) A Sin Severing ties for more than three days
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “It is not permissible for a Muslim to sever ties with his Muslim brother for more than three days. Whoever does this and then passes away shall enter Jahannam.”
[Ahmad 8848, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(7) This World The example of this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Relate to them the example of this worldly life which is like the rain that We send from the sky, with which the plants of the earth mingle (causing them to flourish). Thereafter (the time comes when) they (the once flourishing plants dry up or are destroyed in some way, only to) become debris (broken bits and pieces), to be carried (dispersed) by the winds (after which there is no sign that they ever existed). Allaah always has control over everything (He can create and destroy as and when He pleases)”.
[Surah Kahaf, verse 45]
(8) The Aakhirah Every living creature will be taken to task
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “When (even) wild animals are gathered (together on the Plains of Reckoning so that they be taken to task)”.
[Surah Takweer, verse 5]
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA) has mentioned that everything, even the mosquitoes, will be brought back to life on the Day of Qiyaamah (how will man then be excluded?).
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Using the Miswaak
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The Miswaak cleanses the mouth and pleases Allaah.”
[Nasa’ee 5, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA)]
Allaama Ibn Qayyim F writes that the Miswaak gives shine to the teeth, strengthens the gums, expels bad breath, clears the mind, purges phlegm, strengthens the eyesight and clears the voice.
(10) Advice from the Qur’aan
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Never (ever) say about (doing) anything, “I will certainly do so tomorrow unless you add, “Inshaa Allaah” (“By Allaah’s will”. You should therefore say, “I will do this tomorrow Inshaa Allaah.”). Remember your Rabb when you forget (to remember Him. You should therefore add “Inshaa Allaah” as soon as you remember to do so)”.
[Surah Kahaf, verse 23-24]