(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Yusuf (AS)
Hadhrat Yusuf (AS) was the son of Hadhrat Ya’qoob (AS), the grandson of Hadhrat Is’haaq (AS) and the great grandson of Hadhrat Ibraheem (AS). He was born in Faddaan Araam in Iraq and then moved with his parents to Palestine. He was one of the twelve sons of Hadhrat Ya’qoob (AS), but only Bin Yaameen was his real brother. The other brothers had a different mother. His half brothers once threw him into a well, from where he was taken to Egypt by a group of travellers from Jordan. There he was sold as a slave to one of the king’s ministers. After living in a palace for a while, he spent approximately 9 years in prison due to the conniving of the minister’s wife. After being released from prison, he ascended to the throne and ruled with justice for approximately 80 years. He later passed away at the age of 110 years. His detailed story is found in the Qur’aan and is full of lessons, wisdom and advices.
(2) Allaah’s Power Allaah’s mercy and benevolence upon His creation
Allaah is extremely merciful and generous towards His creation and protects them in every way, whether they are on land or at sea. It is through His power that when the severe winter sets in and the danger exists of the waters freezing in some areas, Allaah protects the lives of the creatures in the sea by allowing a layer of ice to float above the water so that the water below does not freeze. As a result, the creatures underwater can live normally. By this power Allaah protects His creation wherever they may be.
(3) A Fardh Believing in the divine books
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Those (with Taqwa are they) who believe in what has been revealed to you (in the Qur’aan) and what has been revealed before you (in the Torah, the Injeel and other divine scriptures) and they are convinced about (the reality of) the Aakhirah”.
[Surah Baqara, verse 4]
This verse tells us that it is Fardh (obligatory) to believe in all the books Allaah has revealed and to regard them all as true.
(4) A Sunnah Taking a bath after accepting Islaam
When Hadhrat Thumaamah bin Uthaal (RA) accepted Islaam, Rasulullaah (SAW) instructed him to take a bath and to then perform Salaah.
(5) A Nafl Teaching manners to your children
Rasulullaah (SAW) mentioned that to teach some aspect of good manners to your child is better than spending a Saa (approximately 3.5kg) of grain in Sadaqah.
(6) A Sin The warning against begging merely to increase one’s wealth
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who begs from people merely to increase his wealth is really begging for a coal of Jahannam. He may therefore beg for more or for less.”
(7) This World The punishment for forgetting the Day of Qiyaamah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily, there shall be a severe punishment for those who deviate from Allaah’s path because they forgot the Day of Reckoning”.
[Surah Saad, verse 26]
(8) The Aakhirah There shall be no death in Jahannam
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “(In Jahannam,) They will call out (to the keeper of Jahannam saying,) ‘O Maalik! Your Rabb should settle our matter (allow us to die instead of suffering here eternally).’ He (Maalik) will reply, ‘You people will certainly have to remain (here forever).”
[Surah Zukhruf, verse 77]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Cure for coughs
When a person suffers from a cough, he should read the following verse of the Qur’aan 21 times on black salt:
وَشَدَدْنَا مُلْكَهُ وَآتَيْنَاهُ الْحِكْمَةَ وَفَصْلَ الْخِطَابِ
And the person should thereafter suck the salt.
[Surah Saad, verse 20]
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Call (people) to the path of your Rabb (Islaam) with wisdom and beautiful counsel (providing encouragement instead of causing resentment) and debate with them (the Kuffaar) in a manner that is best (without driving them further away from Islaam)”.
[Surah Nahl, verse 125]