(1) Islaamic History Dhul Qarnayn and Ya’jooj Ma’jooj
The Qur’aan discusses the story of Dhul Qarnayn, who was a pious man from the Himyar tribe. Although there are several opinion about what his real name was, he is commonly known as Dhul Qarnayn. Allaah gave him kingship of the entire world and peace reigned throughout his kingdom. He was once passing by an area where the people complained to him about two very hostile tribes called the Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj, who were causing them great harm. Dhul Qarnayn then had a fortified wall constructed between two mountains to separate these people from the Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj so that they could be safe from their harm. The Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj will eventually break the wall down just before Qiyaamah during the period when Hadhrat Isa (AS) is on earth. They will eventually be destroyed when they will all fall ill after being bitten by poisonous insects.
(2) Allaah’s Power Healing a sword wound
When Hadhrat Salamah bin Akwa (RA) suffered a sword wound during the Battle of Khaybar, he approached Rasulullaah (SAW) for help. Rasulullaah (SAW) blew thrice on the wound, causing it to heal instantly.
(3) A Fardh It is necessary for Salaah to be performed properly
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the first thing that people will be questioned about on the Day of Qiyaamah will be their Salaah. If the Salaah is in order, so too will all the other deeds. However, if the Salaah is found lacking, so too will all the other deeds.
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb]
(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The Du’aa for pious children
The following Du’aa should be recited for pious children:
رَبِّ هَبْ لِيْ مِنْ لَّدُنْكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً إِنَّكَ سَمِيْعُ الدُّعَاءِ
TRANSLATION: My Rabb, grant me pure (pious) children from Yourself (by Your grace). Without doubt You hear all prayers (and accept them).
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 38]
(5) A Nafl The virtues of Salaatud Duha
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who performs the Duha (Chaast) Salaah regularly will have all his sins forgiven even though they may be as many as the foam in the oceans.”
The Duha Salaah, also known as the Chaast Salaah is performed after the Ishraaq Salaah, when the sun has risen high. A minimum of two Rakaahs and maximum of twelve Rakaahs may be performed.
(6) A Sin Backbiting
When the Sahabah (RA) once asked Rasulullaah (SAW) what backbiting was, he replied that it entailed saying something about a person in his absence that he would not like. “But what if it is present within the person?” the Sahabah (RA) asked. “Then this is backbiting,” Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “and if it is not, then it would be slander.”
The sin of slander is worse than that of backbiting, so both need to be avoided.
(7) This World The consequences of attaching oneself to this world
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the person who turns his attention to Allaah will have Allaah fulfil his every need and he will receive sustenance from avenues that he would never think of. As for the person who attaches himself to this world, Allaah then hands him over to the world (to secure his needs without Allaah’s unseen assistance).
(8) The Aakhirah Salvation is only through the mercy of Allaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “No person’s actions can take him to Jannah or save him from Jahannam. Even I need Allaah’s mercy to enter Jannah.”
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Treating the heart with barley
Whenever someone in the household of Rasulullaah (SAW) suffered from fever, Rasulullaah (SAW) would tell them to eat barley Hareera, saying, “It strengthens the heart of the grieving person and washed the heart of a sick person just as any of you washes his face with water.”
Barley strengthens both the heart and the body. The barley Hareerah is made from roasted barley flour mixed with butter and sugar.
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “There is no Imaan in the one who is not trustworthy and no Deen in the one who does not keep his promise.”