(1) Islaamic History Rasulullaah (SAW) in the Cave of Hira
As the time drew closer for Rasulullaah (SAW) to announce his Nabuwaat (Prophethood), Rasulullaah (SAW) developed the desire to remain in solitude, where he would attain great peace. He would often take provisions along with him and remain alone in the Cave of Hira, where he would engage in the worship and remembrance of Allaah as he saw fit and guided by the practices of Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS). Here he would be so engrossed in meditating over the greatness of Allaah and the decadent state of his people that he would leave only when his food was exhausted. It was during these days that he would hear the trees and rocks of Makkah greet him as he walked by them. He would keep looking to the right and left when he heard their greetings, but would see none about. It was also during those days that the dreams he saw during the night would manifest themselves the following day.
(2) Allaah’s Power The Skeletal System
Allaah has created the skeleton within man, which bears the weight of his entire body. When he moves his legs to walk, the bones carry a weight much heavier than their own. The bones of the body are stronger than steel, yet ten times lighter. Had they been as heavy as steel, it would have been impossible for us to move with them. Their extraordinary strength and lightweightness is another sign of the tremendous power of Allaah.
(3) A Fardh Zakaah
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA) stated that the command to perform Salaah has been issued together with the command to pay Zakaah. He then added that the person who fails to pay Zakaah will not have his Salaah accepted as well.
[Tabraani in his Kabeer 9950]
(4) A Sunnah Covering the mouth when sneezing
Whenever Rasulullaah (SAW) sneezed, he covered his mouth with a cloth or with his hand to muffle the sound.
[Tirmidhi 2745, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Spending on one’s family
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “One is a Dinaar spend in the path of Allaah, one is a Dinaar spend to free a slave, one is a Dinaar spend in charity on the poor and one is a Dinaar spent on your family. The Dinaar that will earn the most rewards will be the one spent on one’s family.”
[Muslim 2311, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(6) A Sin Lying in business
Rasulullaah (SAW) once said, “Businessmen are great sinners!” “O Rasulullaah (SAW)!” the people asked, “Has Allaah not made business Halaal?” Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “Allaah has indeed, but they become sinful by swearing (false) oaths and lying.”
[Mustadrak 2145, from Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan bin Shibal (RA)]
(7) This World The signs of ill fortune
Rasulullaah (SAW) mentioned that the following four things are a sign of ill fortune; (1) dry eyes (that do not weep out of fear of Allaah), (2) a hard heart (that neither softens for the Aakhirah nor for anyone at any other time), (3) long hopes and (4) greed for this world.
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb 4741, from Hadhrat Anas (RA)]
(8) The Aakhirah The good fortune of the people of Jannah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “There (in Jannah) they will not hear any futile (useless and absurd) talk; (they will hear) only (words of) peace (greetings of Salaam and talk that will increase their peace and comfort). They shall have their sustenance there morning and evening (at all times, as and when they please). This is the Jannah that Our bondsmen with Taqwa shall inherit (shall acquire)”.
[Surah Maryam, verses 62-63]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Cure for insomnia
When someone complained of his insomnia, Rasulullaah (SAW) advised him to recite the following Du’aa:
اَللّٰهُمَّ غَارَت ِالنُّجُوْمُ وَهَدَأَتِ الْعُيُوْنُ وَأَنْتَ حَيٌّ قَيُّوْمٌ،
يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّوْمُ أَنِمْ عَيْنِيْ وَأَهْدِيْ لَيْلِيْ
TRANSLATION: O Allaah! The stars have faded, eyes have been calmed, and You are the Ever Living, the Maintainer. O the Ever Living and the Maintainer do allow my eyes to sleep and make my night peaceful.
[Tabraani in his Kabeer 4683]
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Do not kill your children out of fear of poverty (by aborting unborn children fearing that you will be unable to support them). We shall provide for them and for you (you therefore need not fear for their provisions). Killing them is indeed a grave sin”.
[Surah Bani Israa’eel, verse 31]