Do you know? / The Banana Peel

Question 1: In which Ayah has it been mentioned that fasting has been made obligatory?

Answer: Part 2, Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 183:

یٰۤاَیُّهَا الَّذِیْنَ اٰمَنُوْا كُتِبَ عَلَیْكُمُ الصِّیَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِیْنَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُوْنَۙ(۱۸۳)

O believers! Fasting has been made obligatory upon you, like it was made obligatory upon those before you, that you may attain piety’.

[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 2, Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 183)

Question 2: Tell us three of the words used in the Quran for Makkah?

Answer: Bakkah [بَکَّۃ], Umm-ul-Quraa [اُمُّ الْقُرٰى], Al-Balad-ul-Ameen [الْبَلَدُ الْاَمِیْن]. (Part 4, Surah Aal-e-Imran, Ayah 96, Part 7, Al-An’aam, Ayah 92, Part 30, At-Teen, Ayah 3)

Question 3: In which cities will Yajooj Majooj not be able to enter?

Answer: Makkah, Madinah, and Bait-ul-Muqaddas. (Khaza`in-ul-‘Irfan, pp. 567)

Question 4: Which Prophet has been called as Zunnoon [ذوالنّون] in the Holy Quran?

Answer: Sayyiduna Yunus عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام. (Part 17, Surah Al-Ambiya, Ayah 87, Khaza`in-ul-‘Irfan, pp. 613)

Question 5: How many times did Jibraeel-e-Ameen come to the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم?

Answer: About 24,000 times. (Irshad-us-Saari, vol. 1, pp. 101)

Question 6: Who killed the cruel king, ‘Jaloot’?

Answer: Sayyiduna Dawood عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام, the Prophet of Allah Almighty. (Part 2, Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 251)

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Do you know? / The Banana Peel

Dear children! Whenever we eat banana, grapefruit, or any other fruit, we should never throw the peel on the road or the sidewalk. Our little carelessness or negligence can lead to very harmful consequences, even it can cause a fatal accident.

Our beloved Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ has narrated: Once, my elder brother was coming to Karachi from Punjab. At Hyderabad station, he got off the train to drink water. As the train started to go slowly after giving an indication through the whistle, my brother started running to catch the train and slipped by stepping on a banana peel. He tried to grab the door handle of the train but could not grasp it properly. Thus he lost his balance and fell down on the railway track, got run over and passed away. The banana peel was obviously thrown away by someone and it finally turned out deadly.

Dear children! You have learnt that how single banana peel resulted in someone’s death. Similarly, someone may become permanently disabled due to a fracture caused by slipping by stepping on a peel. So, be good children and make a firm intention not to throw away banana peel and any other peel of any fruit etc., or any garbage instead use dustbin and trash cans اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه.

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