19 Safar 1436
Translation edited by
Mufti A.H.Elias-May Allaah protect him
In the light of the Qur’aan and Ahadeeth
(1) Islaamic History
Hadhrat Ilyaas (AS)
Hadhrat Ilyaas (AS) was born in the Jal’aad area of Jordan. The Qur’aan refers to him as Ilyaas as well as Ilyaaseen. Allaah sent him as a Nabi to the people of Shaam and the area in which he worked was known as Ba’labakka, which is located approximately 100 km from Damascus. The city housed an idol of gold called Ba’l, which the people worshipped. Hadhrat Ilyaas (AS) invited the people and the king to worship Allaah, but they refused to accept and threatened to kill him. Hadhrat Ilyaas (AS) was forced to leave the area and he remained in hiding until the king died. When the new king ascended the throne, Hadhrat Ilyaas (AS) returned to invite him to Allaah and he accepted. The people then also accepted his message.
(2) Allaah’s Power
The miracle of water
The beauty, colour, and taste of the fruits are all signs of the power of Allaah. While Allaah has made some bitter, He has made others sweet. He has also made some sour and others bland. Some have thorns on their stems, while others have flowers. When a bee sucks the water of a flower, it is made into honey. When fallen inside an oyster, it becomes a pearl and when drunk by a silkworm, it becomes silk.
(3) A Fardh
Love for Rasulullaah (SAW)
Rasulullaah (SAW) said, “None of you can ever be a true Mu’min until he loves me more than his parents, his children and all of mankind.”
(4) A Sunnah
On the day of Jumu’ah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that because the day of Jumu’ah is like Eid to the Muslims, people need to take a bath, apply fragrance if possible and bush their teeth with a Miswaak. [Ibn Maajah]
(5) A Nafl
Reciting Surah Waaqi’ah
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that a person who recites Surah Waaqi’ah will not suffer poverty. [Bayhaqi]
(6) A Sin
For a woman to apply perfume when leaving home
Rasool (SAW) said that when a woman applies perfume and then passes by people so that they may smell it, she will be guilty of adultery.
(7) This World
The pleasures of this world for the Kuffaar
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “The life of this world has been beautified for the Kaafiroon who mock those who have Imaan (because the Kaafiroon feel that they have more wealth). But those with Taqwa will be above them (the Kaafiroon) on the Day of Qiyaamah. Allaah provides for whom He desires without limits.”
[Surah Baqara, verse 212]
(8) The Aakhirah
The good are destined for Jannah
Allaah says, “As for the fortunate ones, they will certainly be in Jannah, where they will live forever, as long as the skies and the earth exist”.
[Surah Hood, verse 108]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (SAW)
The benefits of the Miswaak
Rasulullaah (SAW) said that the Miswaak is a means of purifying the mouth and of securing the pleasure of Allaah.
The ten benefits of using the Miswaak are:
(1) it cleanses the mouth,
(2) it pleases Allaah,
(3) it makes the mouth fragrant,
(4) it cleans the teeth,
(5) it strengthens the gums,
(6) it strengthens the stomach,
(7) it eliminates phlegm,
(8) it cleans the tongue,
(9) it illuminates the face, and
(10) it pleases the angels.
(10) Qur’aanic Advice
Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “Tell My bondsmen that they should speak what is good (to Muslim and Kaafir alike). Undoubtedly Shaytaan will (make every attempt to) create friction (trouble) between them (especially by way of the things they will say to each other). Indeed Shaytaan is an open enemy to man (and will spare no effort to lead man to Jahannam by causing them to fight each other)”. [Surah Bani Israa’eel, verse 53]