5 Minute Madressa for the 8th of Safar

(1) Islaamic History Hadhrat Luqmaan (AS) the Wise
Approximately 3000 years before Hadhrat Isa (AS), there lived a very pious man in Arabia called Hadhrat Luqmaan (AS). He was the nephew of Hadhrat Ayyoob (AS) (sister’s son) and his origins are traced to the Nubians of Sudan. He arrived in Arabia as a slave and was very pious, abstinent, and wise. The Arabs have preserved the words of wisdom of this intelligent man as Sahifa Luqmaan. His wise words are also quoted in the Qur’aan in Surah Luqmaan. The Qur’aan quotes the following words that were his parting advices to his son, “’O my beloved son! Do not ascribe partners to Allaah. Without doubt, Shirk is the worst injustice’”.
[Surah Luqmaan, verse 13]
He also said, “O my beloved son! Establish Salaah, instruct (others to do) good, forbid (them from) evil and patiently endure whatever (difficulty) afflicts you. Verily, this (ability to bear difficulties with patience) is from among the most resolute of matters (demanding the most courage and determination).” Do not (out of pride) turn your face away from people (refusing to listen to them) and do not walk arrogantly on earth. Verily Allaah detests every arrogant boaster”. Surah Luqmaan, verse 17-18]
(2) Rasulullaah (SAW)’s Miracle Rasulullaah (SAW) foretells of a time when prosperity will be widespread
Hadhrat Adi (RA) reports that Rasulullaah (SAW) once said to him, “If you live long enough, you will see that a man will bring a handful of gold and silver to spend in charity but will not be able to find any poor person to give it to.”
Ulema write that Hadhrat Adi (RA) lived to the age of 120 years and experienced the period when this really happened during the Khilaafah of Hadhrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz (RA).
(3) A Fardh True testimony
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that giving false testimony is akin to committing Shirk. Rasulullaah (SAW) repeated this three times.
[Abu Dawood]
Note that just as it is Fardh (obligatory) to abstain from Shirk, so too is it Fardh to abstain from false testimony.
(4) A Du’aa from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) The Du’aa to be safeguarded against Jahannam
The following Du’aa should be recited to be saved from Jahannam:

رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هٰذا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ


TRANSLATION: Our Rabb! You have not created all this without a purpose! (These things certainly display Your power and greatness and have not been created in vain). We glorify Your purity (none can ever be equal to You) so save us from the punishment of the Fire (of Jahannam).”
[Surah Aal Imraan, verse 191]
(5) A Nafl Preparing someone to go out in the path of Allaah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the person who prepares another to go out in the path of Allaah will also get the reward of going out in the path of Allaah.
(6) A Sin Lying to entertain people
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Destruction be for the person who speaks lies merely to make people laugh. Destruction be for him! Destruction be for him!”
[Abu Dawood]
(7) This World Halaal Earnings
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Never think that your sustenance is far off because a person will never die until he has not received his allotted sustenance. You should therefore choose the best manner of earning your sustenance. Earn Halaal sustenance and forsake Haraam.”

(8) The Aakhirah The people of Jannah will see Allaah
Looking at the full moon one night, Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “You will be able to see your Rabb (in Jannah) just as you can see the moon without any difficulty.”
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW) Salt
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “Salt is the best of gravies.”
[Ibn Maajah]
This means that even if there is no gravy, salt can be eaten with bread. Allaama Ibn Qayyim F writes that salt improves the food as well as the body. He writes also that white salt is best and that salt cleans the teeth, removes dirt from them and even strengthen the gums. Even today’s dentists recommend salt to treat gum diseases.
[Tibbun Nabawi]
(10) Advice from
Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “The generous person is close to Allaah, close to Jannah, close to the people and far from Jahannam. On the other hand, the miserly person is far from Allaah, far from Jannah, far from people and close to Jahannam. The ignorant person who is generous is more beloved to Allaah than the learner scholar who is miserly.”