Nine Signs of Prophet Musa alaihis salam

bismillah

Musa alaihis salam was given Nine Signs through which Allah wanted this great Prophet to guide, inspire and present the truthfulness of Islam and its Prophet to his very own followers and countrymen. The purpose was also to present Allah’s greatness to the arrogant people of Musa’s time.  Continue reading

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Surah Al Qariah

Surah Al Qariah
(The Sudden Striker)

     In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

  1. The sudden striker.
  2. What is the sudden striker?
  3. What will make you know what the sudden striker is?
  4. It is a Day when men will be like moths scattered,
  5. And the mountains will be like carded wool.
  6. Then, he whose scales will be heavy,
  7. Will enjoy a pleasant life.
  8. And he whose scales will be light,
  9. Will have his home in a pit.
  10. And what will make you know what that (pit) will be?
  11. A hot blazing fire.


1. Vocabulary/Meanings:

1.       The Sudden Striker الْقَارِعَة

2.       Day يَوْمَ  
3.        Menالنَّاسُ
4.        The mountains الْجِبَالُ
5.       Whose  مَنْ 
6.      Heavy     ثَقُلَتْ
7.         Lightخَفَّتْ
8.        His scalesمَوَازِينُهُ
9.      A life  عِيشَةٍ
10.    Satisfied/Pleasant  رَاضِيَةٍ
11.    What it is مَا هِيَهْ
12.   Pitهَاوِيَةٌ 
13.  Fire      نَارٌ
    2. Question and Answers:

    1. What is referred to as ‘the sudden striker’?
    The Day of Resurrection is referred to as ‘the sudden striker’.

    2. What will happen on the Day of Judgement?
    On that Day, people will be scattered like moths and the mountains will be like carded wool.

    3. What will be the state of the people whose “scales will be heavy”?
    People whose scales of good deeds will be heavy, will enjoy a pleasant and satisfied life.

    4. What will be the state of the people whose “scales will be light”?
    People whose scales of good deeds will be light, will find their home in a pit.

    5. What is the pit made of?
    It is made of a hot blazing fire.

    6. What lesson do you draw from the Surah al Qariah?
    The Day of Judgement is sure to come. We should live in this world by doing good deeds so that we can enjoy a pleasant life in Paradise.
    III. Learn the Surah al Qariah by heart.    

    ISLAM AND THE WORLD

    1. Who was Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi? What is his contribution to the various fields of Mathematics?
    He was one of the greatest Muslim mathematicians. He was the originator of the science of algebra and his contribution to mathematics is indeed great. It was through his works that the West became aware of the Arabic numerals called algorithms after him.
    2. What was the name of the person who invented the first computing machine? What is his contribution to the science of numbers?
    The name of the person who invented the first computing machine was Ghayath-ud-din Jamshid al-Kshani. He was the mathematician who invented the system of decimal fraction.
    3. What new contributions did the Muslims make to the fields of geometry and navigation?
    In the field of geometry, the Muslims studied classical Greek works and made new contributions to it by solving many of the geometrical problems, which had baffled the earlier scientists. They established relationships between algebra and geometry and solved a number of algebraic problems.
    In the field of navigation, the Muslims spread the use of astrolable for sailors, and they drew up some of the first and the most accurate astronomical tables.
    4. Give brief account of the Muslim travelers? Which is the most outstanding and the popular of the ‘Travels”?
    Muslim traders and geographers traveled extensively during the 7th and the 9th centuries A.D. and reached as far as China and Russia. The accounts of Sulayman at-Tajir and Ahmed ibn Fadlan tell us some of the interesting things about China and Russia.
    The most outstanding and the popular of the ‘Travels” is the “Travels of Ibn Battutah”.
    5. Mention some of the words that have come to the English language from Arabic.
    Some of the words that have come to the English language from Arabic are as follows:
    Algebra, shawl, divan, coffee, chemistry, syrup, saffron, crimson, sugar and zero.
    WRITE SHORT NOTES ON:
    1. THE CITY OF CORDOBA DURING MUSLIMS
    It was the capital city of Muslim Andalusia (Spain). Cordoba in Spain was as large as Baghdad. It had handsome palaces, mosques, libraries, schools and gardens of great splendour. The streets of Cordoba were paved and lit with lamps. The city enjoyed a constant supply of fresh water. Dense groves surrounded the city. There were as many as 50 hospitals and 600 mosques. This speaks greatly of the Muslim contribution to the development of the city and the country at large.
    2.  THE GREAT MOSQUE AT CORDOBA:
    The most wonderful of all the mosques of Spain was the great mosque of Cordoba. The mosque had 1293 columns to support its roof. Chandeliers illuminated the building; one chandelier holding a thousand lights, the small ones twelve. Special kind of bronze plates were used in the making of its doors. The central gate had gold plates fixed to it. The coloured marbles, the gleam of gold, the rich educations made the mosque the most charming masterpiece of Muslim architecture.
    3. UMAR AL-KHAYYAM:
    Umar al Khayyam who is popularly known as the Persian poet to the world, was in fact a great mathematician and an astronomer. He was one of the Muslim mathematicians who established relationships between algebra and geometry. He solved many algebraic problems and wrote many books of mathematics. He was the authority in the field of geometry.

    BILAL BIN RABAH رضي الله عنه


    SUCH WERE THE PROPHET’S COMPANIONS
    BILAL BIN RABAH رضي الله عنه
    1. Who was Bilal bin Rabah (R.A)?
    Popularly known as the Prophet’s mu’azzin, Bilal (R.A) was one of the seven early persons who accepted Islam.
    2. What was his mother called?
    His mother was Hamama.
    3. Who was Abu Dharr al-Ghifari?
    He was one the noble companions of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
    4. Why did Umayyah bin Khalaf treat Bilal (R.A) so cruelly?
    Umayyah bin Khalaf treated Bilal (R.A) so cruelly because the latter had embraced Islam.
    5. Describe how Umayyah bin Khalaf persecuted Bilal.
    Umayyah bin Khalaf used to bring Bilal (R.A) out in the scorching sun, throw him on the burning sand on the back and have a huge stone placed on his chest.
    6. How did Bilal become free?
    Bilal (R.A), who was a slave of Umayyah,  was bought by Abu Bakr (R.A) and set him free.
    7. How can you say that Bilal (R.A) was a very brave fighter?
    Had it been otherwise Bilal would not have tolerated the bitter persecution at the hands of Umayyah bin Khalaf.
    8. How did Bilal (R.A) came to be known as the Propher’s Mu’azzin?
    When Allah honoured Muslims with the gift of Azan, the Prophet (pbuh) commanded Bilal (R.A) to deliver Azan from the Masjidun Nabwi. Thus Bilal came to be known as the Prophet’s mu’azzin.
    9. Why did Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) say to Abu Dharr once that he was still a man belonging to the pagan times?
    Abu Dharr once spoke bad about Bilal (R.A) and called him ‘the son of a black woman’.
    10. What was its effect on him? Why?
    It had a deep effect on him as he began to realize his mistake. This was because he was a faithful Muslim and was of a very sensitive temperament.
    11. What lesson should be learn from this incident?
    We should realize that the colour of man’s skin is not important. What distinguishes a man from a man is not the colour but the Faith and righteous conduct.
    12. Bilal (R.A) was a person pure of heart and very truthful. Can you quote an incident from his life to prove this statement.
    Once Abu Ruwaiha requested Bilal to speak for him to the family of a Yemeni woman who Abu Ruwaiha desired to marry. Bilal went and said to them, “I am Bilal bin Rabah. Abu Ruwaiha is my brother but he lacks good manners. It is your choice whether to marry your daughter to him or not”. Bilal (R.A) did not deceive by hiding the fact. He was conscious of Allah. This incident proves that Bilal (R.A) was a man of pure heart.
    WRITE SHORT NOTES ON:
    BILAL BIN RABAH – THE MU’AZZIN OF THE PROPHET (Peace be upon him)
    Popularly known as the Prophet’s mu’azzin, Bilal (R.A) was one of the seven early persons who accepted Islam.  He was of Abyssinian descent. His mother was Hamama. He was a slave of Umayyah bin Khalaf.
    Umayyah bin Khalaf used to bring Bilal (R.A) out in the scorching sun, throw him on the burning sand on the back and have a huge stone placed on his chest.; then he would say to him: You will stay here till you die or deny what Muhammad teaches you. In reply, Bilal would only say: One, One.
    He was bought by Abu Bakr (R.A) who set him free.
    When Allah honoured Muslims with the gift of Azan, the Prophet (pbuh) commanded Bilal (R.A) to deliver Azan from the Masjidun Nabwi. Thus Bilal came to be known as the Prophet’s mu’azzin

    KHADIJAH رضي الله عنها – MOTHER OF THE FAITHFUL

    1. Who was Khadijatul Kubra رضي الله عنها ? What was her mother’s name?
    Khadijatul Kubra (R.A) was the daughter of Khuwaylid bin Asad. She was a beloved wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Her mother’s name was Fathima bint Za’idah.
    2. Who was Hala رضي الله عنها ?
     She was a sister of Khadijatul Kubra رضي الله عنها
    3. Who was Abul A’s?
    He was a son of Hala رضي الله عنها who was one of the important men of Makkah in wealth and dignity.
    4. Khadijah رضي الله عنها ran a large trade of her own. Explain.
    Khadijah رضي الله عنها was the most successful tradeswoman of her times. She ran a large trade of her own. This is evident from the fact that she had many employees working under her. Her business was so thriving that she used to take men to carry things to Syria for sale.
    5. Why did Khadijah رضي الله عنها who had refused the offer of marriage from many of the noblemen, offer herself in marriage to the Prophet?
    Khadijah رضي الله عنها who had refused the offer of marriage from many of the noblemen, offered herself in marriage to Muhammad (peace be upon him) because of his honest, truthful and gentle character.
    6. When did the marriage take place?
    The marriage took place in the year 596 A.D.
    7.  How many children had the Prophet by her?
    The Prophet (Peace be upon him) had six children by her.
    8. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) ever retained his affection for Khadijah رضي الله عنها Give facts in support of your answer.
    His love and affection for Khadijah رضي الله عنها  is evident from the following fact:
    It was the practice of the Prophet (peace be upon him) after her death,  whenever a sheep or a goat would be slaughtered, he would send pieces of them as presents to Khadijah’s female friends. He would then praise her and say she has so and so, and that he had children by her.

    Prophet Musa (Peace be upon him) – Part 6

    1. Why did once Allah rebuke Musa?
    Allah rebuked Musa because he once asserted that he was the wisest of all men.
    2. What was Musa told through a revelation?
    Through revelation, Allah told that his pious servant (Al-khidr) who was living at the junction of the two seas was far superior to him in wisdom.
    3. What did Allah command Musa to do when he expressed his eagerness to see
    Al-Khidr?
    When Musa expressed his eagerness to see Al-Khidr, Allah commanded him to take a fish in a basket, and proceed on a journey until the fish disappears.
    4. What does Al-Khidr mean?
    Al-Khidr means ‘the Green One’.
    5. Where did the fish vanish? When did Musa come to know about it?
    The fish vanished at a rock where Musa was taking rest.
    Musa came to know about it the next day morning.
    6. On what condition did Al-Khidr agree to teach Musa the special knowledge?
    Al-Khidr agreed to teach Musa the special knowledge on the condition that he should not say or ask anything.
    7. Was Musa able to bear the various events with patience?
    No, Musa was not able to bear the various events with patience.
    8. What did Al-Khidr do in one of the panels of the boat?
    He made a hole in one of the panels of the boat. 
    9. Which second act of Al-Khidr did surprise Musa a great deal?
    The act of Al-Khidr killing a boy surprised Musa a great deal.
    10. How did Al-Khidr explain himself for all his strange acts?
    Al-Khidr explained to Musa that all his strange acts were done as he was inspired by Allah to do.
    11. Did the Israelites after Musa, deserve their punishment? Why?
    Yes, the Israelites deserve their punishment even after Musa because their evil deeds and ungratefulness were of the worst kind.

    SADAQAH AND ZAKAH

    1. What did the righteous man usually do at the time of the harvest?
    At the time of the harvest, he used to give fruits to the poor and the needy quite generously.


    2. What change occurred when the fruit-garden passed into the hands of his sons? 
    Unlike their father, the sons were greedy and thought that it was foolish to give away in alms a huge measure of fruits to the poor and the needy.


    3. When the time for the harvest arrived, they made a secret plan. What secret plan did they make? Why? 
    They decided to pluck all the fruits  in the small hours of the night, before the poor could arrive to ask for their share. The reason for this plan was that they wanted to tell the poor that they did not had any harvest that season.


    4. Why did Allah send down punishment upon them?
    Allah sent down punishment upon them because they wanted to deprive the poor of their share.


    5. What was its effect upon them? 
    They realized their mistake and sought forgiveness from Allah.


    6. The Qur’an is not a book of stories. It is a Book of Guidance. What lesson does the Holy Book want to teach us through the incident of these two men? 
    The moral of this incident is that all the favours we enjoy in this world are from Allah. Allah has made this world for us, but nothing belongs to us. Allah has placed all of us ‘in charge’ of it.


    7. What is the difference between Sadaqah and Zakah? 
    Sadaqah is optional but Zakah is obligatory. Sadaqah is to be given by every Muslim while Zakah is compulsory on the rich. Zakah is one of the five Pillars of Islam while Sadaqah is not. Zakah is to be given once in every year and Sadaqah can be given as many times.


    8. Does it cost to be kind and helpful? Mention various ways in which we can help one another. 
    No, it costs nothing to be kind and helpful. Giving some money to the poor, providing water to the thirsty, visiting the sick person, feeding the hungry are some of the ways in which we can help one another.


    9. What is Zakah? What does Zakah purify? 
    Zakah means ‘purifying dues’. It is one of the five pillars of Islam. Paying of Zakah purifies the wealth. It removes greed and purifies the heart of the person who pays the Zakah.

    10. Is it binding on every Muslim to pay the Zakah? 
    No, it is not binding on every Muslim to pay the Zakah.


    11. What part of wealth is a rich Muslim required to pay in Zakah?
    The amount that a rich Muslim is required to pay in Zakah is 2.5 per cent of his possessions after he has paid or set a sum of money aside for all this necessary debts and obligations.


    12. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was the most generous of all. Discuss. 
    Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) never denied anyone anything. At the beginning of his illness, before his death, the Prophet (peace be upon him) had in his house seven dinars; he feared he might die while some money still lay with him. He, therefore, commanded his relatives to give away that money to the poor. This incident speaks a lot about the generous nature of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

    Prophet Musa (Peace be upon him) – Part 5

    1. What happened when the Israelites reached the shores of the Red Sea?
    When the Israelites reached the shores of the Red Sea, they saw Pharaoh and his great army advancing towards them.
    2. How did Allah rescue them?
    Allah commanded Musa to strike the Red Sea with his staff. Once Musa struck it, the sea divided and the waters rose up like mountains one on either side. Musa and his people crossed the sea unharmed. Thus, Allah rescued them.
    3. What happened to Pharoah and his army?
    They were drowned in the sea.
    4. Discuss how Allah was hospitable to the Israelites on their march through the desert.
        1. Allah commanded the clouds to give them shade
        2. Allah provided them with water gushing forth from the rocks
        3. Allah sent down upon them ready-made food in the form of manna and salwa
        Thus, Allah was hospitable to the Israelites on their march through the desert.
    5. Were the Israelites thankful?
    No, the Israelites were highly ungrateful people.
    6. Describe the cow that was to be sacrificed for the murder.
    It was to be a cow, neither old nor immature, but of an age in-between; bright yellow in colour; a cow not trained to plough the land or to water the fields; free of all faults, without any markings of any other colour.
    7. What lesson should we learn from the great event at the Red Sea?
    We should realize that Allah helps and rescues His true believers even in worst situations; and Allah punishes the unbelievers for their arrogance and wrongdoings even when they are as great as Pharaoh!
    8. Why did the Israelites refuse to enter the Holy Land? What was its result?
    The Israelites refused to enter the Holy Land because they wanted the strong, arrogant people, who were ruling it, to leave. As a result, Allah made them homeless and wanderers.

    Prophet Musa (Peace be upon him) – Part 4

    1. How did Allah show Pharaoh that He alone is the Lord of the Worlds?
    By making Pharaoh’s own wife a believer in the teachings of Musa, Allah showed Pharaoh that He alone is the Lord of the worlds.

    2. ‘These famines and bad years are bad luck which comes from Musa and his people’. 
    Is this statement true? If not, why?
    This statement is not true because in reality Allah wanted Pharaoh to know that the keys of provisions are with Him and not with Pharaoh. That is why Allah caused famine in the land of River Nile which was ruled by Pharaoh, the arrogant.

    3. List the five signs that Allah showed to the Pharaoh and his followers.
          1. Allah sent rain and flood
          2. He sent locusts
          3. An army of lice
          4. The frogs
                5. Blood

    4. Did Pharoah and his people repent and believe?
    Pharaoh and his people neither repented nor believed!

    IDUL-FITR AND IDUL AD’HA: THE FESTIVALS OF ISLAM

    1. When does the Idul Fitr come about? 
    Idul Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. It falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal.

    2. What does the word ‘Idul Fitr’ mean? 
    It means the Festival of Breaking the Fasts of Ramadan.


    3. What do the Muslims generally do, on the 29th of Ramadan, after breaking the fast?
    They cast searching looks into the sky to sight the crescent of the month of Shawwal so that they can prepare themselves for celebrating Idul Fitr.

    4. Where is the Salatul Id usually held? Why? 
    Salatul Id is usually held in open so that thousands of Muslims – men, women and children – may pray at a time.


    5. Are the Azan and the Iqamah delivered for the Salatul Id? 
    No, the Azan and the Iqamah are not delivered for the Salatul Id.


    6. How many Rak’ahs does the Salatul Id consist of? 
    The Salatul Id consists of two Rak’ahs.


    7. What does the Khatib do when the service of the two Rak’ahs is complete?
    When the service of the two Rak’ahs is complete, the Khatib delivers a sermon.


    8. Are there any seats reserved in al-Musalla for important people? 
    As Islam is based on equality of mankind, there are no seats reserved in al-Musalla for important people.


    9. What should one do when the Khatib delivers the sermon? 
    One should listen to the sermon attentively.

    10. Why do the festive days of Idul Fitr and Idul Adha pass through all the seasons? 
    It is because Muslims follow the lunar calendar which is shorter than the Gregorian calendar by elevens days.


    11. When does the time for Salatul Id start? 
    The time for Salatul Id starts when the sun has risen and moved through the sky as high as the length of one spear above the horizon.


    12. Is it Makruh to offer Nawafil in al-Musalla? Why? 
    Yes, it was not the way of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم


    13. How should one prepare oneself for Salatul Id in the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم
    Following the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم the following things should be carried out: 1. To take a bath 2. To clean the teeth with miswak. 3. To put on one’s best clothes, use perfumes, and to do everything to look smart and neat. 4. To eat dates in an odd number before starting for the Idul Fitr prayer, and to eat nothing before going for the Idul Adha prayer. 5. To approach al-Musalla through one way and return through another way. 6. ]To pronounce the Takbir on the way in an undertone.


    14. What is the Zakatul Fitr? 
    Zakatul Fitr means purifying dues paid on ending the fasts of the month of Ramadan.


    15. Is it binding on every Muslim to pay the Zakatul Fitr? 
    Yes, it is binding on every Muslim to pay the Zakatul Fitr.


    16. How much should one pay for the Zakatul Fitr? In what various forms can it be paid? How much does a Sa’ usually measure? 
    For every member of the family one Sa’ of dates or barley should be offered as Zakatul Fitr. It can be paid in the form of a sum of money, dates, wheat, rice, barley, cheese or the usual foods of the country. A Sa’ measures 2176 grams approximately.


    17. What is the Idul Adha? What is the special feature of this Id? Why? 
    Idul Adha is the Festival of Sacrifice. It falls on the tenth of the month of Zul Hijjah. Its special feature is the sacrifice of an animal. It is offered in memory of the twin sacrifice offered by Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail.


    18. Into how many portions is the meat of the sacrificed animal divided? To whom is it given? 
    The meat of the sacrificed animal divided into three portions: one portion is kept for the family. The second is given to the relatives, friends and neighbours. The third portion is given to the poor and the needy.

    SO TAUGHT OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD صلى الله عليه وسلم

    READ THE FOLLOWING AHADITH AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT FOLLOW:

    1. “THE BEST OF YOU IS HE WHO LEARNS THE QUR’AN AND TEACHES IT TO OTHERS”
    1. Who among the Muslim community is declared the best person according to this Hadith?
    The best person among the Muslim community is he who learns the Qur’an and teaches it to others.

    2. What do you mean by learning the Qur’an?
    Learning the Qur’an means knowing how to read it, understand it, and live by it.

    3. What should one do to become a best Muslim?
    To become a best Muslim, one should first learn how to read the Qur’an, understand it, and make others learn the Qur’an.

    2. “HE WHO HAS NO COMPASSION FOR OUR LITTLE ONES AND DOES NOT OUR OLD ONES, DOES NOT BELONG TO US”.
    1. What do you understand by this Hadith?
    A Muslim cannot be a true Muslim unless he treats the younger ones with kindness and the elder ones with respect.

    2. What two things are emphasised in this Hadith?
    The two things emphasised in this Hadith are:
    1. Showing kindness and compassion to children and young Muslims
    2. Being respectful to the elder Muslims.

    3. “HE TO WHOM PERFUME IS GIVEN SHOULD NOT REFUSE IT, FOR IT IS LIGHT IN WEIGHT AND GOOD IN SMELL”.
    1. What do you understand by this Hadith?
    By this Hadith, we understand that if someone gifts perfume to us we should accept it, and not refuse it.

    2. What two reasons are cited by the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم for which perfume should be accepted as a gift from others?
    The two reasons are: 1) Perfume is light in weight 2) Good in smell

    4. “HE WHO DOES NOT THANK PEOPLE, DOES NOT THANK ALLAH”
    1. What do you understand from this Hadith?
    Being grateful to people is being grateful to Allah.

    2. What does this Hadith tries to inculcate among Muslims?
    This Hadith tries to inculcate among Muslims the feeling of being grateful to people.

    3. “He who does not thank people, does not thank Allah” Explain this Hadith.
    Allah helps us in ways. One way is that He helps us through people. If we are not thankful to the people who help us, it is as though we are not thankful to Allah.

    5. “ALLAH IS NOT MERCIFUL TO HIM, WHO IS NOT MERCIFUL TO PEOPLE”.
    1. What should we do if we want Allah to be Merciful to us?
    If we want Allah to be Kind and Merciful to us, then we should be kind and merciful to people.

    2. What character does this Hadith tries to inculcate in us?
    This Hadith tells us to adopt the character of being humble, kind and merciful to others, and not to adopt a cruel and unkind nature.

    3. One of the attributes of Allah is that He is ‘The Most Merciful’. Mention its Arabic name. The Arabic name for the Most Merciful is AR RAHMAN.

    6. “IT IS GREAT TREACHERY THAT YOU TELL YOUR BROTHER SOMETHING HE ACCEPTS AS TRUTH FROM YOU, BUT YOU ARE LYING”.
    1. What is treachery? Which act of treachery has the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم referred to as ‘a great treachery’ in this Hadith?
    Treachery is to betray somebody. Telling lies to others in a manner they believe it to be true, is referred as a ‘great treachery’ by the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in this Hadith.

    2. What have you understood from this Hadith? Highlight some points.
    When we tell something to others, we should tell what is truth. We lie to someone and he takes it to be true. This is a great betrayal in Islam. Never adopt the path of lie and falsehood.

    7. “HE WHO TRULY BELIEVES IN ALLAH AND THE LAST DAY SHOULD SPEAK GOOD OR KEEP SILENT”.
    1. As per this Hadith, what should a true Believer in Allah and the Day of Judgement do?
    A true Believer in Allah and the Day of Judgement speak good or keep silent.

    2. Bring out the purpose behind this Hadith.
    The purpose behind this hadith is to motivate Muslims to adopt truthfulness and to speak good or keep silent. The emphasis is towards guarding one’s tongue.

    8. THE STRONG MAN IS NOT THE ONE WHO IS STRONG IN WRESTLING, BUT THE ONE WHO CONTROLS HIS ANGER”.
    1. “The strong man is not the one who is strong in wrestling, but the one who controls his anger”. Why?
    It is easy to knock down somebody but it is difficult to control one’s own self in the state of anger. This is the reason why the stronger man is the one who controls his anger and not the one who is strong in wrestling.

    2. What should one do if one wants to emerge stronger? If one wants to emerge stronger, one should control oneself in the state of anger.

    9. “IT IS PART OF THE BEAUTY OF MAN’S ISLAM TO LEAVE WHAT DOES NOT CONCERN HIM”.
    1. What is the most beautiful part of a man’s belief in Islam?
    The most beautiful part of a man’s belief in Islam is his leaving away of things that does not concern him.

    2. What do you mean by ‘to leave what does not concern him’?
    It means not to interfere in other’s work, not to poke one’s nose into the affairs of others, and minding one’s own business.

    10. “PRAYER HAS BEEN MADE MY DELIGHT”.
    1. Who said this? This was said by our glorious Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم .

    2. What was the Prophet’s delight?
    Prayer (Salah) was the Prophet’s delight.

    3. “Prayer has been made My delight”. Explain.
    Before, during and after performing Salah, the Prophet used to feel happy. It eased his worries and gave him strength. It brought him peace of mind and contentment of heart. Prayer was his singular source of happiness and delight. He used to say, ‘the coolness of My eyes lies in Salah’.

    11. ONE OF THE THREE THINGS NEVER FAILS TO COME TO A MAN FROM SUPPLICATION (DU’A): EITHER A SIN IS FORGIVEN, OR SOMETHING GOOD COMES HURRIEDLY TO HIM, OR SOMETHING GOOD IS STORED UP FOR HIM”.
    1. What is supplication?
    Supplication is du’a – calling on Allah and Allah only.

    2. What are the three effects of supplication?
    * Forgiveness of a sin
    * Sudden happening of some good thing
    * Something good is kept in reserve for the person

    3. What is the message of this Hadith?
    The message is ‘no supplication (du’a) goes waste’.