After the prayer of Moses to God to appoint a leader to replace him so that a lsrael would not be without a leader. God instructed him to Joshua the son of Nun,a man with the spirit of God and lay his hand upon him. He told Moses to make him stand before Eleazer, the priest and the entire congregation. He should be commissioned before the people and this would make the people to obey himas soon as he becomes a leader.
Prior to the above, Joshua was one of the twelve spies sent out and his courage gave a lot of support to the people . Also, he was a man of faith and through his faith the people actually overcome at the end.
The instructions God gave to Joshua on his assumption of leadership over Israel.
(1) God assured Joshua of his victory and success in leadership assignments.
(2) The book of the law should not depart from the mouth of Joshua.
(3) Joshua should meditate on the book of the law day and night in other to do what is written on it.
(4) By doing what is written on the book of the law, he would make his way prosperous Continuation and success would come to his way.
(5) God directed Joshua on how to conquer the city of Jericho and the people were to match against it for seven days.
(i)political leaders are expected to be courageous
(ii)Political leaders are expected to lead the people by the law of God
(iii)Political leaders are expected to be good examples before the people that they are leading.
At the wilderness of ziph, David had a better opportunity of killing or taking Saul’s life, but he did not, David Abisaha met Saul where he was sleeping,Abishai met requested David to let him pin Saul to the Earth but David refused to grant his request.
In David’s words,”touch not God’s annoited “but wait for the Lord to smite him one day for he shall go down into battle and perish. David therefore took Saul’s spear and his jar of water and left with Abishai and did no harm to Saul. David having gone a far distance called upon Abner and blamed him for failing to keep proper watch over Saul the Saul the king . So David had opportunities of getting rid of the life of Saul his enemy but he did not,he left everything for God.
Four benefits of self control are;
(i) Saves you from committing sin
(ii) It can also makes your enemy to repent and love you
(iii) It draws Christians closer to God
(iv) Knowledge and understanding prevails over your enemy
Solomon became the king of isreal after the death of his father, David. David had, before his death, instructed Solomon to observe God’s laws and work according to His statutes, as conditions for his success. Solomon loves God and walked in the way of his father.
Solomon’s Prayer at the dedication of the temple below
(i)Solomon acknowledged the greatness of God and expressed his gratitude to God for the choice of the David dynasty . He prayed for the confirmation of the promise made to his father, David.
(ii)He pointed out that the temple was not an attempt to limit or localise God, since heaven and earth could not contain Him.
(iii)Solomon prayed for the effectiveness of the oath taken in the temple, so that the righteous could be vindicated and the guilty punished
(iv)Solomon prayed for the forgiveness of the nation whenever such request was made in the temple
(v)In the case of scarcity of rain, famine, locust pestilence or blight due to the people’s sins, Solomon prayed for divine forgiveness
(vi)Solomon requested God to grant the prayer of foreigners made in the temple
The dedication of the temple, the elaborate ceremonies and the all-embracing prayer of Solomon are clearly show his wisdom.
(i) By identifying and providing peculiar needs of their society
(ii) By building industries and productive infrastructure capable of creating employment opportunities
(iii) By commiting resources to the improvement of human capital through scholarships and grants
In the evening after Jesus had died on the cross, a wealthy man, named Joseph of Arimathea,who was a disciple of Jesus went to Pilate and requested for the body of Jesus. His request was granted and he took the body of Jesus and laid it in his own tomb. The women disciple Mary Magdalene and other many were there and sat opposite the sepulchre. Soldiers were posted to the tomb to ensure that His body was not stolen by His disciples, in order to tell the people that He has risen. The soldiers did not only guard the tomb,but highly secured it by rolling a stone on it to seal the tomb
(i) Excessive/expensive coffin
(ii) Engagement of expensive entertainer
James taught us to pray for one another, especially when any is afflicted. Affliction is often sickness; other times it may be trouble, trials of faith, false accusation, persecution, or anything that might try the child of God. The remedy that James suggested for all these things was prayer.
James taught that one must call for the elders, or ministers, of the church when one is sick. He said they would anoint the sick ones with oil and pray over them, and the prayer of faith would save the sick, and the Lord would raise him up. He said that if the sick person was a sinner, God would forgive his sins, also.
James knew that for one to have his prayers answered he should be clear before God and man. That is why he said to confess our faults one to another, then to pray one for another.
Not all sinners who receive healing have their sins forgiven, but if they were to confess as James said, the Lord would certainly forgive. Prayer by righteous men can avail much, but there must also be a faith on the part of the one being prayed for.
But his point is that whether your need is physical or spiritual, prayer is very powerful. In other words if we have been justified by faith, we stand before God with a righteousness that is not our own. If you think that you can approach God through your righteousness, you do not understand the gospel. The gospel shuts us all up under sin, showing that our own righteousness will never satisfy God’s holy.
(i) It is a way of communicating with God
(ii) Through prayer, Christian faith in God is strengthened
(a) Sleeping and Waking up Early
(b) Use of Miswak
(c) Having always a pleasant smile
(d) Doing Hijama (Cupping)
(e) Sit while eating or drinking
(f) Always speaks good or keep silent
Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
Qul a’udhu bi Rabbi-n-nas
Alladhi yuwaswisu fi suduri-n-nas
Min al-jinnati wa-n-nas
Prophet Muhammad (S, A, W) was monogamous for 25 years when married to his first wife, Khadija bint Khuwaylid . After her death in 619 CE, he over time married a number of women. Which are Sawdah, `A’ishah, Umm-Salamah, Hafsah, Zaynab bind-Khuzaymah, Zaynab bint-Jahsh, Umm-Habibah (Ramla), Maymunah, Zaynab bint-`Umais, Juwayriyah, Safiyah, Khawlah bint-Hakim Of his 13 wives, only two bore him children : Khadija and Maria al-Qibtiyya . The objectives of Muhammad’s marriages have been described as:
1. Helping out the widows of his companions.
2. Creating family bonds between him and his companions (Muhammad married the daughters of Abu Bakr and Umar, whereas Uthman and Ali married his daughters. He therefore had family bonds with all the first four Caliphs).
3. Spreading the message by uniting different clans through marriage.
4. Increasing credibility and sources for conveying his private family life. If he only had one wife, then it would have been a tremendous responsibility on her to convey Muhammad’s private acts of worship and family life, and people would try to discredit her to destroy the credibility of these practices.
1. Sahih al-Bukhari
2. Sahih Muslim
3. Sunan Abu Dawood
4. Sunan al-Tirmidhi
5. Sunan al-Nasa’i
6. Sunan ibn Majah
Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī ( Arabic : ﺻﺤﻴﺢ ﺍﻟﺒﺨﺎﺭﻱ ) is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadith collections) of Sunni Islam, compiled by Persian scholar Muhammad al-Bukhari . It was completed around 846 CE / 232 AH.
Tayammum is the Islamic act of dry Ritual purification using a purified sand or dust, which may be performed in place of ritual washing (wudu or ghusl) if no clean water is readily available or if one is suffering from moisture-induced skin inflammation or scaling.
1. Finding a piece of ground which is free of najaasah (unclean elements). This could be any surface that naturally collects dust like rock or sand.[contradictory]
2. Mentally make niyyah, or intention to make tayammum.
3. Recite the bismillah.
4. Place the hands on the surface of the ground.
5. Lift your hands and ensure that there is no dust on your palm surface by hitting your hands together.
6. Rub your face with both your hands. The face encompasses the right ear to the left, and the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin
7. Rub your hands with one another
Shari’ah is an Islamic religious law that governs not only religious rituals but also aspects of day-to-day life in Islam.
(i)Quran is the word of Allah that was revealed in Arabic to prophet Muhammad who is the last prophet as stated clearly in the Qur’an.
(ii)The sunnah refers to the habits, practices, words, and decisions of the Prophet Muhammad in Sunni Islam, and of the Prophet