|(1) Islaamic History||The beginning of the Adhaan|
|Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Umar (RA) reports that when Rasulullaah (SAW) consulted with the Sahabah (RA) about how to get the people together for the Salaah in Jamaa’ah, they offered several opinions. Some suggested that a bugle be blown as the Jews do, while others suggested the tolling of a bell as the Christians do. Rasulullaah (SAW) did not approve of these suggestions and gave the Sahabah (RA) time to think the matter over. That night, Hadhrat Umar (RA) as well as Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zaid bin Abdi Rabbihi (RA) both dreamt of someone calling out the Adhaan. Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zaid (RA) memorised the words of the Adhaan and related the dream to Rasulullaah (SAW) at the time of Tahajjud. Rasulullaah (SAW) taught the words to Hadhrat Bilaal (RA) and instructed him to call out the Adhaan for the Fajr Salaah. When he heard this, Hadhrat Umar (RA) ran to Rasulullaah (SAW) and reported that he had also seen the dream. In this manner, the practice of calling out the Adhaan was initiated and continues to this day. Hadhrat Bilaal (RA) was the first Mu’adhin in Islaam and the second was Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Ummi Maktoom (RA). Hadhrat Bilaal (RA) then introduced the words “As Salaatu Khayrum minan Nowm” into the Fajr Adhaan, which Rasulullaah (SAW) endorsed.|
|(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle||Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Du’aa for Hadhrat Umar (RA)|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) made Du’aa to Allaah to increase the strength and status of Islaam with Hadhrat Umar (RA). As a result, Allaah entered Hadhrat Umar (RA) into the fold of Islaam. The world can testify to the additional strength and status that his conversion brought to the cause of the Muslims. [Ibn Maajah 105, from Hadhrat Aa’isha (SAW)]|
|(3) A Fardh||The warning against missing Salaah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Missing Salaah attaches a person to kufr.”
[Muslim 246, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]
Another Hadith states that Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The difference between Imaan and Kufr lies in missing Salaah.”
[Ibn Maajah 1078, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]
|(4) A Sunnah||The Du’aa when lightning and thunder happen|
|The following Du’aa should be recited when lightning is flashing and the roar of thunder can be heard:
اَللّٰهُمَّ لَا تَقْتُلْنَا بِغَضَبِكَ وَلَا تَهْلِكْنَا بِعَذَابِكَ وَعَافِنَا قَبْلَ ذٰلِكَ
TRANSLATION: O Allaah! Do not let Your wrath kill us or Your punishments destroy us. Rather grant us safety even before it.
|(5) An Important Act and its Virtue||Concealing the faults of a Mu’min|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Allaah will admit a person into Jannah for merely concealing the faults of his Mu’min brother.”
[Tabraani in his Awsat 1536, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]
|(6) A Sin||The evil of sins|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Corruption (trouble, difficulties, calamities) has appeared on land and at sea because of the (evil) actions of man and so that Allaah may let them taste (the consequences) of some of their (evil) actions, so that they may adopt Taqwa (and refrain from sin)”.
[Surah Room, verse 41]
|(7) This World||The life of this world is a deception|
|Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The life of this world is merely an enjoyment of deception (because after a limited period of enjoyment, it will come to an end)”.
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 185]
People need to be wary of the glamour of this world because it deceives people just as the appearance of an item on sale may deceive a buyer.
|(8) The Aakhirah||The melodious sounds of the trees of Jannah|
|Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “There is a tree in Jannah that has roots of gold and precious gems upon its branches. When a wind blows through this tree, it causes a melody to play which is so beautiful that none has ever heard the likes thereof.”
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb 5322, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
|(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)||The Du’aa of Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS)|
|Hadhrat Aa’isha (SAW) reports that whenever Rasulullaah (SAW) fell ill, Hadhrat Jibra’eel u would recite the following Du’aa and blow on Rasulullaah (SAW):
بِاسْمِ اللهِ يُبْرِيْكَ وَمِنْ كُلِّ دَاءٍ يَّشْفِيْكَ ،
وَمِنْ شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ ، وَشَرِّ كُلِّ ذِيْ عَيْنٍ
“Bismillahi arqika, min kulli shay’in yu’dhika, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ‘ayni hasidi, Allahu yashfika, bismillahi arqika”
TRANSLATION: With the Name of Allah. I recite over you (to cleanse you) from all that troubles you, and from every harmful mischief and from the evil of the eyes of an envier. Allah will cure you; and with the Name of Allah, I recite over you.
|(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)|
|Rasulullaah r said, “Blessings descend at the centre of the food, so eat (first) from the sides and not from the centre.”
[Tirmidhi 1805, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (RA)]