(1) Islaamic History The discussion with Abu Taalib the uncle of Rasulullaah (SAW)
Ignoring the opposition from the Kuffaar, Rasulullaah (SAW) persistently tried convincing them not to worship idols and to accept the true Deen. The leaders of the Quraysh then approached Rasulullaah (SAW)’s uncle Abu Taalib and complained to him saying, “Your nephew speaks ill of our gods. He says that our forefathers were astray and makes us look like fools. You should therefore either stop protecting him or come out in the open so that we can make a decision.” Abu Taalib became worried when he heard this and called for Rasulullaah (SAW), saying, “Dear nephew! Do not place on me a burden that I am unable to bear.” “Dear uncle!” Rasulullaah (SAW) explained, “I swear by Allaah that if these people place the sun in my one hand and the moon in the other, I shall still not forsake my responsibility. The Deen of Allaah shall either prevail or I shall be destroyed in the effort. Abu Taalib was moved by this statement and said, “Go and do as you please. I shall never hand you over to anyone.” This reply made the Mushrikeen leave despondently.
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Rasulullaah (SAW) makes Du’aa for Hadhrat Sa’d (RA)
Rasulullaah (SAW) once made Du’aa saying, “O Allaah! Accept the Du’aas of Sa’d.” As a result of this, every Du’aa that Hadhrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas (RA) made was accepted.
(3) A Fardh The warning against discarding Salaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that discarding Salaah takes a person to Kufr and Shirk.
[Muslim 247, from Hadhrat Jaabir (RA)]
(4) A Sunnah The Du’aa for protection against Salaah that does not yield any benefit
Hadhrat Anas (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) recited the following Du’aa:
اَللّٰهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُبِكَ مِنْ صَلَاةٍ لَا تَنْفَعُ
TRANSLATION: “O Allaah! I seek Your protection from the Salaah that does not yield any benefits.”
[Abu Dawood 1549]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue Safeguarding the tongue and private parts
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The person who guarantees me that he will safeguard his tongue and private parts, I shall guarantee him entry into Jannah.”
[Bukhaari 6474, from Hadhrat Sahl bin Sa’d (RA)]
(6) A Sin The consequences of not preventing oppression
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Besides a few of them whom We had rescued (from punishment), why were there no more men of understanding from the nations of the past, who would prevent (others from) corruption (kufr and Shirk) in the land? (However, instead of preventing others from kufr) The oppressors followed (indulged in) the luxuries they enjoyed and (just like the masses) were criminals (also did what others did). (Had people prevented others from kufr, they would have all been saved from Allaah’s punishment.)”.
[Surah Hood, verse 116]
(7) This World Providing sustenance is Allaah’s responsibility
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The responsibility of sustaining every creature on earth rests with Allaah”.
[Surah Hood, verse 6]
(8) The Aakhirah The hammers in Jahannam
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that if a mountain was to be struck by a hammer from Jahannam, it would be reduced to smithereens.
[Ahmad 11377, from Hadhrat Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA)]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) A cure for wounds
Hadhrat Aa’isha (RA) reports that whenever someone was wounded or developed a cyst, Rasulullaah (SAW) took some soil on his finger (mixed with saliva) and applied it to the affected area as he recited the following Du’aa:
بِسْمِ اللهِ تُرَبَةُ أَرْضِنَا بِرِيْقَةِ بَعْضِنَا يُشْفَى بِهِ سَقِيْمُنَا بِإِ ذْنِ رَبِّنَا
TRANSLATION: In the name of Allaah do I apply the soil of our ground with our saliva in order to heal our ailing ones by the command of our Rabb.
(10) Advice from
Rasulullaah r said, “Protect your wealth with Zakaah, treat your ill with Sadaqah and face the waves of disaster with Du’aa and humility before Allaah.”
[Tabraani 10044, from Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Mas’ood (RA)]