(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Shu’ayb (AS)
Hadhrat Shu’ayb (AS) was from the progeny of Hadhrat Ibraheem(AS)’s third son Madyan, who was born of his wife Qatoora. Allaah sent Hadhrat Shu’ayb (AS) as the Nabi to the people of Madyan and Ayka. The people of Madyan were urbanised people while the people of Ayka were rural people. Because Hadhrat Shu’ayb u was capable of giving lectures in an extremely effective manner, Rasulullaah (SAW) referred to him as Khateebul Ambiyaa i (the Orator of the Ambiyaa i). Apart from being idol worshippers, the people of Madyan also engaged in many other evils on an ongoing basis such as highway robbery, cheating in weight and measure, forcefully preventing people from the truth, and causing general corruption and anarchy. The Qur’aan tells us how Hadhrat Shu’ayb u tried to get the people to change their ways, but they only became his enemies and refused to listen to him. When Hadhrat Shu’ayb u eventually lost hope in convincing them. He then told them to wait for three days before the punishment was to arrive. When the punishment did arrive, Allaah saved Hadhrat Shu’ayb u and those with him and afflicted the Kuffaar with an earthquake and fire that rained down from the skies. By the morning, they were all lying face down in the ruins of their homes.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Rasulullaah (SAW) foretells the fate of Hadhrat Ammaar (RA)
Rasulullaah (SAW) had told Hadhrat Ammaar (RA) that he will be martyred by a group of rebellious people, which is exactly what happened.
(3) A Fardh Paying Zakaah on crops
Rasulullaah (SAW) mentioned that when crops are watered by natural means such as the rain, rivers, and springs, a tenth of the produce should be paid as Zakaah. However, if the crops are watered by other (mechanical) means such as boreholes, wells, etc, then it is Fardh (obligatory) for a twentieth of the crops to be paid as Zakaah.
Paying Zakaah on crops is Fardh (obligatory) just as it is Fardh to be paid on merchandise.
(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) recited the following Du’aa whenever he was afflicted by pain and discomfort while rubbing the area of pain:
أَذْهِبِ الْبَاْسَ رَبَّ النَّاسِ اِشْفِ وَأَنْتَ الشَّافِيْ
لَا شِفَآءَ إِلَّا شِفَآ ئُكَ شِفَاءً لَّا يُغَادِرُ سَقَمَا
“O Rabb of the people, remove this pain and cure it, You are the one who cures and there is no one besides You who can cure, grant such a cure that no illness remains”.
(5) A Nafl Not to complain about one’s illness
A Hadith states that Allaah says, “When I afflict my servant with any illness and he does not complain about Me to the people visiting him, then I shall deliver him from his illness, replace his flesh with better flesh and his blood with better blood so that he may start his deeds afresh.”
(6) A Sin The punishment for not paying Zakaah
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Verily those who hoard (amass) gold and silver and do not spend it in the way of (for the pleasure of) Allaah (in Zakaah), then give them the good news of a painful punishment (for hankering after worldly desires). (This punishment shall be meted to them on) The day when it (their gold and silver) will be heated in the fire of Jahannam and their foreheads, their sides and their backs will be branded (burnt) with it (because you turned your backs and your sides when you were asked to spend your wealth for Allaah’s pleasure). (It will then be told to them) ‘This is what you used to hoard for yourselves, so taste (the punishment for) what you hoarded.’”
[Surah Towbah, verses 34-35]
(7) This World Understand what is Halaal and what is Haraam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that a time will soon arrive when people will not care whether their wealth is Halaal or Haraam.
The truth of this statement of Rasulullaah (SAW) can be clearly seen in today’s times when people have no concern about whether their wealth is acquired from Haraam or Halaal sources. This is regrettable because it is Fardh (obligatory) for a Muslim to abstain from Haraam.
(8) The Aakhirah Addressing the people of Jannah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “An announcement will be made to the people of Jannah, saying, ‘You will now always remain in good health and never fall ill. You will live forever and never die. You will always remain young and never grow old. You will always be rejoicing and never suffer sadness.”
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Milk
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Milk Thareed lends strength to the hearts of the ill and expels grief.” (This is made when bread or something else is mixed in milk and eaten)
(10) Advice from Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Never drink wine because it is the root of all evil.”