(1) Islaamic History The Beginning of Prophethood
When the people of the world had reached the limits of deviation and corruption, Allaah decided to guide them by removing them from the darkness of Kufr and Shirk and bringing them into the light of Imaan and Towheed. The time then finally dawned for the world to be delivered to good fortune. While Rasulullaah (SAW) was engaged in meditation in the cave of Hira, the angel came to him and asked him to read. ‘I do not know how to read,’ Rasulullaah (SAW) replied. Rasulullaah (SAW) relates, ‘The angel then embraced me and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read. When I again replied that I did not know how to read, he embraced me again and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it. He released me and again asked me to read. Yet again, I submitted that I did not know how to read. Thereupon he embraced me for the third time and said, “Read in the name of your Rabb Who created (everything) Who created man from a clot of blood. Read and your Rabb is most Magnanimous, Who taught man by the pen, taught him what he did not know”.
These opening five verses of Surah Alaq were the first revelation that came to Rasulullaah (SAW).
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Curing a wound
Rasulullaah (SAW) was once having a meal when Hadhrat Jarhad Aslami (RA) arrived. Rasulullaah (SAW) bade him to join in the meal, which he did. However, because he had injured his right hand, Hadhrat Jarhad (RA) started to eat with the left hand. “Eat with the right hand,” Rasulullaah (SAW) said. When Hadhrat Jarhad (RA) informed Rasulullaah (SAW) about the injury, Rasulullaah (SAW) blew upon it, because of which it was cured and never again gave him any trouble until death. [Tabraani in his Kabeer 2108]
(3) A Fardh The reward for fulfilling the Faraa’idh
A man once approached Rasulullaah (SAW) and asked, “O Rasulullaah (SAW)! If I testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allaah and that you are the true Rasul (Messenger) of Allaah, and I also perform my five daily Salaahs, pay Zakaah, fast during the days of Ramadhaan and worship Allaah during its nights, then amongst whom will I be affiliated?” Rasulullaah (SAW) replied, “You will then be affiliated with the Siddiqeen and martyrs.”
[Ibn Hibbaan 3507, from Hadhrat Amr bin Murrah (RA)]
(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for wisdom
The following Du’aa should be recited for wisdom and piety:
رَبِّ هَبْ لِيْ حُكْمًا وَأَ لْحِقْنِيْ بِالصَّالِحِيْنَ
TRANSLATION: “O my Rabb! Grant me wisdom and join me with the righteous (enter me in their ranks).” [Surah Shu’araa, verse 83]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Saying ‘Aameen’ to the Du’aas of others
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when people get together and one of them makes Du’aa while the other say ‘Aameen’, then Allaah accepts their Du’aa.
[Haakim 5478, from Hadhrat Habeeb bin Maslama (RA)]
(6) A Sin The punishment for those who spread corruption on earth
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The only punishment for those who make war with (people who believe in) Allaah and who strive to spread corruption on earth (by robbing and murdering) is that they be killed (if they killed others) or crucified (if they killed others and robbed them as well), or their hands and feet cut off from opposite sides (rights hands and left feet if they robbed people without killing anyone), or that they be exiled from the land (if they terrorised people without killing or robbing anyone). Such shall be their humiliation in this world and in the Aakhirah they shall have a terrible punishment…”
[Surah Maa’idah, verse 33]
(7) This World The Aakhirah is more important than this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “You desire the things (wealth) of this world (and make an effort to acquire it) while Allaah desires (that you rather make an effort to acquire) the Aakhirah. Allaah is Mighty, the Wise (what He desires for you is best)”.
[Surah Anfaal, verse 67]
(8) The Aakhirah The first to be resurrected on the Day of Qiyaamah
Rasulullaah (SAW) once said, “We are the last of people to come to this world, but will be the first to be resurrected on the day of Hashar (when all people will be gathered together for reckoning).”
[Bukhaari 876, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Healing a scorpion’s sting
Hadhrat Ali (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) was once performing Salaah when a scorpion stung him. He killed the scorpion and once the Salaah was over, he said, “May Allaah curse the scorpion! It leaves neither the person in Salaah nor the one out of Salaah.” Rasulullaah (SAW) then asked for some water and salt and mixed them in a dish. Therefore, Rasulullaah (SAW) continued pouring the water over the injured finger and rubbing it as he recited Surah Falaq and Surah Naas and blew on the wound.
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Adopt humility. Never behave arrogantly before others and never behave unjustly towards each other.”
[Muslim 7210, from Hadhrat Ayaadh (RA)]