(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Maryam (AS)
Hadhrat Maryam (AS) was the daughter of Hadhrat Imraan and belonged to a noble family of the Bani Israa’eel. Her name is mentioned 12 times in the Qur’aan and there is an entire Surah in the Qur’aan named after her. Her father was the Imaam of Baytul Muqaddas and she was regarded as the most virtuous woman of her time. In conformance with an oath that her mother took, Hadhrat Maryam (AS) was handed over to Hadhrat Zakariyyah (AS) for upbringing and she was devoted to a life of Ibaadah in Baytul Muqaddas. There was a special room made for her where she engaged in Ibaadah all the time. Here Allaah provided for her sustenance and she even received fruits that were not in season. When she grew up, Allaah sent her a message via Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) that she would soon be giving birth to a son called Isa who would hold a high status in this world and who will testify to her chastity even as an infant.
(2) Allaah’s Power The kidneys
The toxins within a person’s bloodstream are ever increasing, but it is the kidneys that are functioning all the time to cleanse the body of these toxins and have them removed through the urine. Should the kidneys fail to function people would require large and expensive dialysis treatment to cleanse the blood. It is a tremendous boon of Allaah that we have been granted these invaluable organs to protect our bodies.
(3) A Fardh Salaah is invalid without Wudhu
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that there is no place in Islaam for the person who does not perform his Salaah and that there can be no Salaah without Wudhu.
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb 771, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(4) A Sunnah Greeting with Salaam when entering
Whenever he wished to enter a home, Rasulullaah (SAW) never stood directly in front of the door, but to the right or the left. He then greeted by calling out, “As Salaamu Alaykum”.
[Abu Dawood 5186, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Yusr (RA)]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue The Dhikr of Allaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that even if a person’s sins may be as many as the foams on the sea, they will all be forgiven if he recited the following a hundred times every morning and evening:
سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهٖ
[Mustadrak of Haakim 1906, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(6) A Sin Failure to pay the dowry
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “When a person marries a woman with the agreement of paying a dowry, but has no intention of paying it, he will be living as an adulterer. When a person takes a loan with no intention of repaying it, he will be living as a thief.”
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb 2602, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(7) This World The desire for wealth
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “There shall come a time when it will become a burden to pay Zakaah.” [Mu’jamul Kabeer 13708, by Hadhrat Adi bin Haatim (RA)]
(8) The Aakhirah The rewards of the people with Taqwa
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Allaah will rescue those with Taqwa to their place of success (Jannah). No evil (punishment or distress) will touch them; neither shall they grieve (over the past as the Kuffaar will do)”.
[Surah Zumar, verse 61]
(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 QayyimF 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) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “If you dispute regarding any matter, then refer it to Allaah (find the solution in the Qur’aan) and the Rasool (AS) (or find the solution in the Ahaadeeth) if you believe in Allaah and the Last Day. This is best (for all) and gives the best result (because you will then not be basing your decisions on your personal opinions)”.
[Surah NIsaa, verse 59]