5 Minute Madressa for the 4th of Safar

(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Ya’qoob (AS)
Hadhrat Ya’qoob (AS) was the son of Hadhrat Is’haaq (AS) and therefore the grandson of Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS). When he grew up, he left for the city Faddaan Araam in the north of Iraq upon consultation with his parents. He had twelve sons, the progeny of whom were the Bani Israa’eel, also known as the Jews. Hadhrat Ya’qoob (AS)’s son Hadhrat Yusuf (AS) was also a Nabi. Hadhrat Ya’qoob (AS) moved to Kan’aan in Palestine after twenty years, where Allaah made him the Nabi for the guidance of the people there. He continuously called the people and the king to Allaah until he eventually moved to Egypt where his son Hadhrat Yusuf (AS) was. He then passed away in Egypt at the age of 147.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Naming the Kuffaar to be killed at Badr
It was amongst the miracles of Rasulullaah (SAW) that the day before the Battle of Badr, he named all the Kuffaar who were to be killed in the battle together with the places where they would be killed. It then happened exactly as Rasulullaah (SAW) had stated and each one of them fell exactly where Rasulullaah (SAW) had pointed out.
(3) A Fardh The final bequest of Rasulullaah(SAW)
The final bequest that Rasulullaah (SAW) made was for people to guard their Salaah and to fulfil the rights of their slaves.
[Abu Dawood]
(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The Du’aa to pass away with patience and as Muslims
The following Du’aa should be recited for death with Imaan:

رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَّتَوَفَّنَا مُسْلِمِيْنَ


TRANSLATION: O our Rabb! Grant us fortitude (patience) and give us death as Muslims (as people who submit themselves to You).
[Surah A’raaf, verse 126]
(5) A Nafl The reward of setting a slave free
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that the reward of setting a slave free can be had by giving someone a goat that gives milk, by giving someone a loan or by directing someone on a road.
(6) A Sin The person who regards the verses of the Qur’aan to be false shall enter Jahannam
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily those who deviate from Our Aayaat are not hidden from Us (We are Aware of what they do and will punish them for it). Is the one whom We cast into the Fire better than the one who will arrive safely on the Day of Qiyaamah? Do as you please. Allaah is definitely Watching what you do. (Remember that you will be punished for your misdeeds in the Aakhirah)”.
[Surah HaaMeem Sajdah, verse 40]
The term “deviate from our Aayaat” means that such people regard the Aayaat to be false because of their enmity and then whistle and clap hands.
(7) This World Three things a person is entitled to in this world
Rasulullaah (SAW) stated that apart from three things, a person is not entitled to anything else in this world. These are (1) that amount of food by which his back can be kept straight, (2) that amount of clothing by which his body is covered and (3) a house to live in. A person will be questioned about everything apart from this.
(8) The Aakhirah The fragrance of Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The fragrance of Jannah can be smelt from the distance of a journey of five hundred years.”
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The health benefits of bananas
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “…and laden banana trees”.
[Surah Waaqi’ah, verse 29]
Allaama Ibn QayyimF writes that injuries to the chest, lungs, kidneys and bladder may be healed with bananas.
[Tibbun Nabawi]
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Complete the first row and then the rows thereafter. If there is any deficiency, then let it be in the last row (the front rows all need to be filled first).”