(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Loot (AS)
Hadhrat Loot (AS) was the nephew of Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS). He believed in the Nabuwaat of Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) from the time he was a child and was educated and nurtured by Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS). When they returned from Egypt, Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS) settled in Palestine, while Hadhrat Loot (AS) settled in Sodom (in present day Jordan). The people of Sodom were disobedient people who practised the following three evils: (1) men fulfilled their lust with other men, (2) they robbed travellers, and (3) they openly committed sins in their gatherings. Allaah sent Hadhrat Loot (AS) as a Nabi to the people of Sodom. Despite his tireless efforts in trying to convince them to change their ways, they refused to do so and threatened to stone him and expel him from the town. Allaah then sent some angels to inform Hadhrat Loot (AS) of the pending punishment, because of which he left the town late at night together with his followers. Early the next morning, a frightening scream killed the people of the town, after which Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) lifted the town into the sky and then flung it down with the upside down. Thereafter, a shower of stones rained down upon them. Thus, every one of them perished.
(2) Allaah’s power The egg
The egg has a fragile shell within which is a little bird. When Allaah decides that the bird emerges, He creates a beak on the little weak bird, which it uses to gradually break through the shell. It then eventually breaks through and starts to run about. Such is Allaah’s power that He creates a running bird from an egg that contains only white and yellow liquid.
(3) A Fardh A branch of Imaan
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Imaan has more than seventy branches, the greatest of which is to say ‘Laa Ilaaha Illallaah’ and the least of which is to remove an obstacle from the road.”
It is Fardh (obligatory) to testify to the oneness of Allaah and to believe in it.
(4) A Sunnah Reminding a dying person of the Kalimah
Rasulullaah (SAW) instructed people to remind the dying person to recite the Kalimah.
Reminding the person refers to reciting the Kalimah aloud by the dying person so that he would also recite it.
(5) A Nafl Fasting for three days every month
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the equivalent reward of fasting for a year will be received when a person fasts three days every month during the days of Beedh.
The days of Beedh refers to 13th, 14th and 15th of the month.
(6) A Sin Refrain from relieving oneself on the road
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Refrain from the two acts that attract curses.” When the Sahabah (RA) asked what these two acts were, Rasulullaah(SAW) replied, “To relieve oneself on a road and to do so at a place where people take shade.”
(7) This World The splendour of this world
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “What I fear most for you is that the world will reveal all her splendour to you.”
(8) The Aakhirah The scales of justice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “On the Day of Qiyaamah, We will erect the scales of justice (to weigh the good and bad actions of people) and no soul will be oppressed (wronged) in the least. Even if a deed (good or bad) is equal to the weight of a mustard seed, We shall bring it (to be weighed on the scales). We suffice as Reckoners (and need no one else for the task)”.
[Surah Ambiyaa, verse 47]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The therapeutic benefits of Salaah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Seek assistance with sabr and Salaah”.
[Surah Baqara, verse 45]
Allaama Ibn QayyimF writes that Salaah has the ability to pull sustenance, to repel laziness, to make the soul happy, to lend energy to the limbs, to feed the soul and to illuminate the heart. The gist is that Salaah has the power to safeguard the good health of both body and soul.
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Hold fast to Allaah (rely only on Him and only ask Him for assistance). He is your Protecting Friend. (He is) The Best Protecting Friend and the Best Helper (with Allaah as your Protecting Friend and Helper, you need no one else)”.
[Surah Hajj, verse 78]
5 Minute Madressa for the 3rd of Safar
(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Loot (AS)