(1) Islaamic History The birth of Hadhrat Isa (AS)
Hadhrat Isa (AS) is mentioned 59 times in the Qur’aan by his name and his titles. His birth was miraculous and a sign of the Power of Allaah. His mother Hadhrat Maryam ((RA)) one day went out somewhere to the east of Baytul Muqaddas when Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) came to her and informed her that she would be giving birth to a child named Isa. “How can I have a child when no man has touched me?” she asked in surprise. Hadhrat Jibra’eel (AS) informed her that this was the decision of Allaah and shall come to pass. Allaah then made her give birth to Hadhrat Isa (AS) without the medium of a father. When the people saw her with a child, they were shocked and accused her of fornication. She pointed to the child and the infant addressed the people saying, ‘I am the servant of Allaah. Allaah has granted me a Scripture and has made me a Prophet. Allaah has blessed me wherever I may be and commanded me to perform Salaah and pay Zakaah as long as I am alive. I am obedient to my mother and my birth, my death and my resurrection shall all be a source of blessings and peace for me.’ When the people heard the baby speaking, they were taken aback and changed their opinion of Hadhrat Maryam (AS).
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Naming the martyrs of the Battle of Mu’ta
Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that as the Battle of Mu’ta was being fought in Shaam, Rasulullaah (SAW) informed them in Madinah each time one of the three commanders of the Muslim army was martyred. After the three had fallen, Rasulullaah (AS) said, “Allaah’s sword (Hadhrat Khaalid bin Waleed (RA) has now taken command of the army and Allaah shall grant him victory over the enemy.”
(3) A Fardh The husband’s share in his wife’s estate
Allaah says, “You (husbands) shall inherit half of what your wives leave if they do not have children. (However) If they (your wives) have children, then you shall inherit a quarter of what they leave after the bequests they made and (after settling their) debts”.
[Surah Nisaa, verse 12]
(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for calamities to be alleviated
The following Du’aa should be recited frequently when afflicted by any calamity:
لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّيْ كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِيْنَ
TRANSLATION: There is none worthy of worship but You (O Allaah!) and all glory is Yours. Indeed, I have been from amongst the wrongdoers.
[Surah Ambiyaa ((RA)), verse 87]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Shaking hands when meeting
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that a person will be forgiven if, when meeting someone, he shakes hands, makes Du’aa for forgiveness (by saying, “يغفر الله لنا و لكم”) and then praises Allaah (when asked how he is).
[Abu Dawood 5211, from Hadhrat Baraa bin Aazib (RA)]
(6) A Sin Concealing the Qur’aan
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily those who hide (or make changes to) that book which Allaah has revealed, selling it for a small price (to receive bribes, gifts and acknowledgements of gratitude); these people only fill their bellies with fire. Allaah will neither speak to them (with kindness and mercy) on the Day of Judgement (because He will be angry with them), nor will He purify them (from the filth of their sins). They will receive a most painful punishment (that will penetrate their inner selves and from which there shall be no salvation)”.
[Surah Baqarah, verse 174]
(7) This World The things of this world
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Whatever you have been given is merely an article of this worldly life (something to use temporarily). (On the other hand,) What (reward) is with Allaah (in exchange for your good deeds) is better (than everything of this world) and more lasting (eternal) for those who have Imaan, who trust (only) in their Rabb (to provide for them and to protect them)…”
[Surah Shura, verse 36]
(8) The Aakhirah The depth of Jahannam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “If a rock is thrown from the rim of Jahannam it will not reach the bottom of Jahannam even after falling for seventy years. Do you then still wonder at Allaah’s statement when He says that He will fill Jahannam with man and Jinn?”
[Muslim 7435, from Hadhrat Utba bin Ghazwaan (RA)]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Protection from serious diseases
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person licks on honey for three mornings a month, no serious disease can afflict him.
[Ibn Maajah 3450, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (RA)]
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah r said, “When any of you sneezes and says ‘Al Hamdu Lillaah’, then say to him, ‘Yarhamu Kallaah’. However, if he does not say ‘Al Hamdu Lillaah’, then do not say, ‘Yarhamu Kallaah’.”
[Muslim 7488, from Hadhrat Abu Moosa Ash’ari (RA)]