(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Ayyoob (AS)
Hadhrat Ayyoob (AS) was amongst the Ambiyaa i of the Bani Israa’eel and therefore from the progeny of Hadhrat Ya’qoob (AS). His mother also happened to be Hadhrat Loot (AS)’s daughter. Hadhrat Ayyoob (AS) is regarded to be amongst the Arab Ambiyai since his hometown was a place near Damascus in the Bathaniyyah area. He was an extremely perseverant person, steadfast on his Deen, always pleased with Allaah’s decree and always relying on Allaah. He was very wealthy and had many children. Allaah tested him by causing him to lose all his wealth; all his children and a debilitating disease afflicted him. However, Hadhrat Ayyoob (AS) exercised great patience and always remained grateful to Allaah. The only Du’aa he made was to say, “O my Rabb! Affliction has ravaged me, but You are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.” Allaah accepted his Du’aa and replaced his wealth and doubled his children. He eventually passed away at the age of 140 years.
(2) Allaah’s Power The colour, taste and fragrance of fruit
There are so many different types of fruit, each with its individual colour, taste, and fragrance. Where do these colours, tastes, and fragrances come from? If you cut the trees at their roots, you will find only sand and no colour, taste or fragrance. Where do the colours of the apples, the redness of the watermelon and the sweetness of the mango come from? These are only from the treasures of Allaah, about which the Qur’aan states, “To Allaah belongs the treasures of the heavens and the earth but the hypocrites do not understand (this)”.
[Surah Munaafiqoon, verse 7]
(3) A Fardh Accepting what Rasulullaah (SAW) said
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Obey Allaah and the Rasool (SAW) so that mercy (salvation) is shown to you. (To obey Rasulullaah (SAW) is to obey Allaah because Allaah commands that Rasulullaah (SAW) be obeyed)”.
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 132]
It is necessary for Muslims to obey Rasulullaah (SAW) in everything.
(4) A Sunnah Going to bed soon after Isha
Rasulullaah (SAW) never went to bed before the Isha Salaah and never engaged in conversation after Isha, but went to bed.
(5) A Nafl Filling the gaps between the rows of Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that when a person fills a gap in a row of Salaah, Allaah elevate a stage of his in Jannah and builds him a mansion there.
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb]
(6) A Sin Vying in the construction of Masaajid is a sign of Qiyaamah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “One of the signs of Qiyaamah is that people will boast as they vie to construct Masaajid (each one trying to build a more elaborate Masjid to show that he is superior to the other).”
(7) This World Carrying out the deeds of the Aakhirah with the intention of acquiring the world
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Whoever carries out a deed of the Aakhirah with the intention of acquiring the world, his face will be disgraced, he will receive no accolade and his name will be written on the gate of Jahannam.”
[Targheeb wat Tarheeb]
(8) The Aakhirah The wrath of Jahannam for the sinful ones
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “When it (Jahannam) will see them from a distance (on the Day of Qiyaamah), (it will be so intense that) they will hear the roar of its fury and it’s crackling (flames). When they are flung into a narrow place (in Jahannam) with their hands and feet in shackles, they will cry out for destruction (they will plead for death to come to them)”.
[Surah Furqaan, verses 12-13]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Using Neel
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the best substances with which white hair may be dyed is henna and Neel.
What is Neel? Allaama Ibn Qayyim (RA) writes that Neel is a plant that grows in fields. Its leaves resemble those of the olive tree and the plant itself grows as high as the height of people. It grows something that looks like black chillies, but which have a seed in the centre. It is very effective as a hair dye.
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The likeness of those who spend in the way (obedience) of Allaah is like a grain which grows seven ears, in every ear (there are) a hundred grains (like this, whatever a person spends will be multiplied seven hundred times). Allaah increases (more then seven hundred times) for those whom He wills. Allaah is All Embracing (His grace surrounds all), All Knowing (He knows who deserves more)”.
[Surah Baqara, verse 261]