Friday, 2 January 2015

The Life of Muhammad

















The Life of Muhammad, Prayers and Peace of Allah Be Upon Him
 
All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of mankind, jinn and all that exists, prayers and peace of Allah be upon the faithful Prophet, and upon all his family and companions, the supporters of religion.
 
It is well known for everybody how people have become afflicted by this worldly life. They are very zealous in demanding it, negligent in demanding the Hereafter, and making every effort for it.
 
Whoever wants to get rid of such blind affliction and this heinous ordeal; to get a purified heart and a shiny soul, let him look at the life of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, his guidance in dealing with money, and organizing to the matters of life.
 
The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has realized the reality of this worldly life. He, therefore, made it as a gate to the Hereafter. He lived in it the life of a stranger and a wayfarer, who is on a permanent walking and a continuous traveling. He does not settle in a place; he will never relax until he reaches his real home in the land of joys, where there are rivers and gardens, there are beautiful fair women, and a pleased Lord, not in wrath.
 
He is the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him. He is the greatest man who knew the reality of existence. Therefore, his aims died and his objections calmed down. He preferred to live, in this worldly life, the life of the poor. If he is hungry in a day he becomes patient and if he is satiated in another day he is praising.
 
Allah has granted victories to him, and put in his hands the treasures of gold and silver, so he spent them all for the sake of Allah. He did not leave anything for himself. He stayed in the same condition of being satisfied with the little and contended with the few until Allah - Almighty- chose him to be beside Him.
 
He, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, knew the danger of being seduced by this worldly life. He was saying: “O Allah! There is no life except the life of the Hereafter.” [Agreed upon] 
 
 
«اللهم لا عيش إلا عيش الآخرة» متفق عليه
 
 
So, he made the Hereafter as his concern, and emptied his heart from the concerns of this worldly life; hence, this worldly life came unto him running, but he used to avoid it and say, “What I am to do with this worldly life.” [Authenticated by Al-Albani]
 
 
«مالي وللدنيا» صححه الألباني
 
 
The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, was afraid that his nation would lead a life of luxury. He has said, “By Allah, I am not afraid of your poverty, but I am afraid that you will lead a life of luxury as the nations that were before you had did, whereupon you will compete with each other for it, as they had competed for it, and it will destroy you as it had destroyed them.” [Agreed upon]
 
 
«فوالله لا الفقر أخشى عليكم، ولكن أخشى عليكم أن تبسط عليكم الدنيا، كما بسطت على من كان قبلكم، فتنافسوها كما تنافسوها، وتهلككم كما أهلكتهم» متفق عليه
 
 
He, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has showed to his nation the lowness of this worldly life. He has said, “By Allah! This worldly life compared to the Hereafter is like that the one of you should dip his finger – and while saying this Yahya pointed with his forefinger – in the ocean, and then he should see as to what has stuck to it.” [Reported by Muslim]
 
«والله! ما الدنيا في الآخرة إلا مثل ما يجعل أحدكم إصبعه هذه -وأشار يحيى بالسبابة- في اليم. فلينظر بم يرجع؟» رواه مسلم
 
The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, happened to walk through the bazaar and the people were on both his sides. There he found a dead lamb with very short ears. He took hold of his ear. He then said, “Who amongst you would like to have this for a dirham? They said, ‘We do not like to have it even for less than that as it is of no use to us.’ He said, ‘Do you wish to have it?’ They said, ‘By Allah, even if it were alive, it is a defect in it that its ear is very short. Now that it is dead what shall we do with it?’ Thereupon he said, ‘by Allah! This worldly life is more insignificant in the Eye of Allah than this lamb is in your eye.” [Reported by Muslim]
 
 
«أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مر بالسوق، داخلا من بعض العالية، والناس كنفته. فمر بجدي أسك ميت. فتناوله فأخذ بأذنه. ثم قال: "أيكم يحب أن هذا له بدرهم؟" فقالوا: ما نحب أنه لنا بشيء. وما نصنع به؟ قال "أتحبون أنه لكم؟" قالوا: والله! لو كان حيا، كان عيبا فيه، لأنه أسك. فكيف وهو ميت؟ فقال: "فوالله! للدنيا أهون على الله، من هذا عليكم"» رواه مسلم
 
 
This is the viewpoint of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, to this worldly life. It is a vision that elevates the human self above the veils of sensory desires, so it becomes shiny by the lights of guidance and be purified by the devotion to worship and service. If we look into the reality of the life of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, we will find out that he has applied and lived such theory as a tangible reality on earth.
 
Amr ibn Al-Harith, the brother of Juwayriyyah, the wife of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, said, “When the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, died he did not leave a dinar or a dirham or a male or a female slave. He left only his white mule, his weapon, and a piece of land which he gave in charity.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
 
 
«قال: ما ترك رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عند موته درهما، ولا دينارا، ولا عبدا ، ولا أمة، ولا شيئا، إلا بغلته البيضاء، وسلاحه، وأرضا جعلها صدقة» رواه البخاري
 
 
It is reported that Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “When the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, died nothing which can be eaten by a living creature was left on my shelf except a half of barley grain. I ate from it for a long period and when I measured it, it finished.” [Agreed upon] At-Tirmidhi said, “a half of barley grain” means some barley grain”
 
 
«توفي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وما في رفي من شيء يأكله ذو كبد. إلا شطر شعير في رف لي. فأكلت منه حتى طال علي. فكلته ففني» متفق عليه
 
 
‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, mentioned what people have got from this worldly life, and said: “I saw the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, staying a day writhing (of hunger), without finding even a bad kind of date to fill his stomach”. [Reported by Muslim]
 
 
«لقد رأيت نبيكم صلى الله عليه وسلم وما يجد من الدقل، ما يملأ به بطنه» رواه مسلم
 
 
His bed, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him,
 
Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said “The bed mattress of the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, was made of a leather case stuffed with palm fibres.” [Reported by al-Bukhari]
 
 
«كان فراش رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من أدم، وحشوه من ليف» رواه البخاري
 
 
He, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, slept over a straw mat that it affected his side. Ibn Mas’ûd saw him, he said to him, “O Messenger of Allah! Would you give us permission, so that we can spread under you [something] softer than it?” He, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, said to him: “What am I to do with this worldly life! I have nothing to do with this worldly life; my example and the example of this worldly life are as a rider who sits in the shadow of a tree. Then he went away and left it.” [Authenticated by al-Albani]
 
 
«نام على حصير، فقام وقد أثر في جسده، فقال ابن مسعود: يا رسول الله! لو أمرتنا أن نبسط لك ونعمل، فقال: ما لي وللدنيا؟! وما أنا والدنيا؛ إلا كراكب استظل تحت شجرة، ثم راح وتركها» صححه الألباني
 
 
‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, said: “I entered upon the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, while he was sitting on a straw mat. He said, ‘I sat down and he was wearing a loincloth and nothing else. The straw mat has left its effect on his side. I found only a handful of barley equal to one sa’ (a kind of measurement) and an equal quantity of the leaves of Mimosa Flava placed in the nook of the cell and a semi-tanned leather bag hanging. I was moved to tears (on seeing this extremely austere living of the Holy Prophet). He said: ‘O Ibn Al-Khattab, what makes you weep?’ I said, O Messenger of Allah, why should I not shed tears while this mat has left its marks on your sides? And I do not see in your store room anything except these few things that I have seen. On the other hand Ceasar (of Rome) and Chosroes (of Persia) are leading their lives in plenty (fruits and rivers) whereas you are the Messenger of Allah and His chosen one and that is your store! He said, ‘O Ibn Al-Khattab, will you not be satisfied that for us is (there should be the prosperity of) the Hereafter, and for them is (there should be the prosperity of) this worldly life? I said, yes’.” [Reported by Ibn Majah and considered good by al-Albani]
 
 
«دخلت على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو على حصير قال فجلست فإذا عليه إزار وليس عليه غيره وإذا الحصير قد أثر في جنبه وإذا أنا بقبضة من شعير نحو الصاع وقرظ في ناحية في الغرفة وإذا إهاب معلق فابتدرت عيناي فقال ما يبكيك يا ابن الخطاب فقلت يا نبي الله ومالي لا أبكي وهذا الحصير قد أثر في جنبك وهذه خزانتك لا أرى فيها إلا ما أرى وذلك كسرى وقيصر في الثمار والأنهار وأنت نبي الله وصفوته وهذه خزانتك قال يا ابن الخطاب ألا ترضى أن تكون لنا الآخرة ولهم الدنيا قلت بلى» 
 رواه ابن ماجه وحسنه الأباني
 
 
The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has presented himself as an example. He used to escape from the gifts of kings, and give the donation of this who trusts his Lord; the one who does not fear from poverty. After that he returns to his home, where his mattress is the straw mat and his food is the barley bread. The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, never said that the imam should be of grandeur and dignity among people in order to maximize his prestige and increase his dignity. Instead of that the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, “O my Lord, make the livelihood of the family of Muhammad as qût (barely enough nutrients).” [Agreed upon]
 
 
«اللهم اجعل رزق آل محمد قوتا» متفق عليه
 
 
A qût in Arabic (it does not have an exact English equivalent) is what prevents from mendicancy and makes the body able to survive and nothing more.
 
What is mentioned about the saving of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him
 
Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, said: “The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, did not use to saving anything for tomorrow.” [Authenticated by al-Albani]
 
 
«كان رسول الله لا يدخر شيئا لغد» صححه الألباني
 
 
As for what was mentioned in the two authentic books of the Hadith (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) from the Hadith of ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him “used to sell the date palm trees of bani An-Nadhîr and keep for his family the sustenance of a whole year.” [Reported by al-Bukhari]
 
 
«أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يبيع نخل بني النضير، ويحبس لأهله قوت سنتهم» رواه البخاري
 
 
This is the right of his family in providing life expenses. He, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, was the fairest person. He, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said: “it is enough sin for a man to ruin those whom he provides for.” He also said: “it is enough sin for a man that he withholds the subsistence from those whom he provides for.” [Reported by Muslim 996]
 
 
«كفى بالمرء إثما أن يحبس، عمن يملك، قوته» رواه مسلم
 
 
Evidences showed, however, that the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and his family were spending such qût for the sake of Allah, without saving anything of it.
 
Ibn Hajar said: “Although he, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, used to keep the sustenance of a year for his family, throughout the whole year he might take it from them for those who were asking him and compensate his family for that. That is why he, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, died while his armour was mortgaged for barley which he borrowed as a sustenance for his family. (Fat’h: 9/414)
 
What indicates that is the Hadith of Abu Hurairah who said, “A man came to the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and said, ‘I am hard pressed by hunger’. He sent to one of his wives. She said, ‘By Him Who has sent you with Truth there is nothing we have but only water.’ He then sent to another and she gave the same reply until all of them gave the same reply, ‘No. By Him Who has sent you with Truth there is nothing we have but only water.” [Reported by Muslim]
 
 
«جاء رجل إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: إني مجهود. فأرسل إلى بعض نسائه. فقالت: والذي بعثك بالحق ! ما عندي إلا ماء. ثم أرسل إلى أخرى. فقالت مثل ذلك. حتى قلن كلهن مثل ذلك: لا. والذي بعثك بالحق ! ما عندي إلا ماء» رواه مسلم
 
 
These were houses of the wives of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, they all contain no food for one man. This indicates that the sustenance saved by the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, for his family was spent also for the sake of Allah. Accordingly, evidences are in harmony, with no contradiction. An-Nawawi said, “Such Hadith contains a lot of benefits that include: the case in which the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and his family were by renouncing worldly pleasures, and by being patient against hunger and the hardships of life”. (Explanation of Muslim: 13/240)
 
 
The Food of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him
 
The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, was content with any provisions. He used to eat the present food, he did not reject something presented or asked for something absent. He used to eat meat, anything eaten with bread, and bread. However, most of the time he, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, was ascetic and not satiating his appetite; as he, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, was spending all of his money for the sake of Allah. He, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, was more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds); therefore, so many times he had to stay with no money, no food or anything
 
You see him if you come cheerful
As if you will give to him what you are asking for
If he has nothing in his hands but his soul
He will give it generously so he fears Allah for his beggar.
 
Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “The family of Muhammad, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, had never satisfied their hunger with barley bread for two consecutive days till the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, died.” [Agreed upon]
 
 
«ما شبع آل محمَّدٍ -صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم- من خبز شعير يومين متتابعين حتَّى قُبض رسول الله -صلَّى الله عليه وسلَّم-» متفق عليه
 
 
‘Urwa narrated that Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said “By Allah O my nephew! We used to see the crescent, and then the crescent and then the crescent, in this way we saw three crescents in two months and no fire (for cooking) used to be made in the houses of the Messenger off Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him.” ‘Urwa said, “O my aunt! Then what used to sustain you?” She said, “The two black things: dates and water. However, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, had some neighbours from Al-Ansâr (the original people of Medina), and they had milk animals. They used to send milk to the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and he used to make us drink!” [Reported by Muslim]
 
 
«والله يا ابن أختي إن كنا لننظر إلى الهلال ثم الهلال ثم الهلال. ثلاثة أهلة في شهرين. وما أوقد في أبيات رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم نار. قال قلت: يا خالة! فما كان يعيشكم؟ قالت: الأسودان التمر والماء. إلا أنه قد كان لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم جيران من الأنصار. وكانت لهم منائح. فكانوا يرسلون إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من ألبانها ، فيسقيناه» رواه مسلم
 
 
This is the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, the master of the former and the later people; who refused that the mountains of Mecca be transformed into gold for him; to be a Servant and a Messenger, he had not a gulp of milk to drink in his house until some of his neighbors from Al-Ansar gave him some as present to make his family drink from it! The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, as Anas said about him: “The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, never ate at a dining table until he died nor did he ever eat well-baked thin bread until he died.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
 
 
«لم يأكل النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على خوان حتى مات، وما أكل خبزا مرققا حتى مات» 
رواه البخاري
 
 
The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, never saw white bread until he died.
 
Sahl ibn Sa’d, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, did not see sifted bread since Allah Almighty sent him until he took his soul”. He was asked, “Did the people have (use) sieves during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him?” Sahl said, “The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, never saw (used) a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took him unto Him.” He was said, “How could you eat barley un-sifted?” He said, “We used to grind it and then blow off its husk, and after the husk flew away, we used to prepare the dough (bake) and eat it.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
 
 
«ما رأى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم النقي، من حين ابتعثه الله حتى قبضه الله. قال: فقلت: هل كانت لكم في عهد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مناخل؟ قال: ما رأى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم منخلا، من حين ابتعثه الله حتى قبضه. قال: قلت: كيف كنتم تأكلون الشعير غير منخول؟ قال: كنا نطحنه وننفخه، فيطير ما طار، وما بقي ثريناه فأكلناه» رواه البخاري
 
 
Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, mortgaged his armor for barley. Once I took barley bread with some dissolved fat on it to the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and I heard him saying, “The household of Muhammad did possess not anything but a sâ’ for both the morning and the evening meals, although they are nine houses.” [Reported by Al-Bukhari]
 
 
«ولقد رهن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم درعه بشعير، ومشيت إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بخبز شعير وإهالة سنحة، ولقد سمعته يقول: ما أصبح لآل محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم إلا صاع، ولا أمسى، وإنهم لتسعة أبيات» رواه البخاري
 
 
Utba ibn Ghazwan, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “I found myself as the seventh amongst the seven who had been along with the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him. We had nothing to eat but the leaves of hubla (a wild tree) until the corners of our mouths were injured.” [Reported by Muslim]
 
 
«لقد رأيتني سابع سبعة مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم . ما طعامنا إلا ورق الحبلة. حتى قرحت أشداقنا» رواه مسلم
 
 
Jabir, may Allah be pleased with her, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, asked his family for condiment. They said: We have nothing with us but vinegar. He asked for it and he began to eat it, and then he said, “What a good condiment Vinegar is”. Jabir said, “I have always loved vinegar since I heard it from the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him.” [Reported by Muslim]
 
 
«قال (فإن الخل نعم الأدم) . قال جابر: فما زلت أحب الخل منذ سمعتها من نبي الله صلى الله عليه وسلم. وقال طلحة: ما زلت أحب الخل منذ سمعتها من جابر» رواه مسلم
 
 
 
The hunger of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him
 
Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, went out (of his house) one day or one night, and there he found Abu Bakr and ‘Umar also, may Allah be pleased with them. He said, “What has brought you out of your houses at this hour? They said, ‘O Allah’s Messenger, it is hunger.’ Thereupon he said, ‘By Him in Whose Hand is my life, what has brought you out has brought me out too; get up.’ They got up along with him. They came to the house of an Ansari man, but he was not at home. When his wife saw him (the Prophet) she said, ‘You are most welcome.’ The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, said to her, ‘Where is so and so?’ She said, ‘He has gone to get some fresh water for us.’ When the Ansari man came and he saw the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and his two Companions, he said, ‘Praise be to Allah, no one has more honorable guests today than I (have).’ He then went out and brought them a bunch of ripe dates, dry dates and fresh dates, and said, ‘Eat some of them.’ He then took hold of his long knife (for slaughtering a goat or a sheep). The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, said to him, ‘Beware of slaughtering a milk animal.’ He slaughtered a sheep for them and after they had eaten of it and of the bunch and drank, and when they had taken their fill and had been fully satisfied with the drink, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, said to Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, ‘By Him in Whose Hand my life is, you will certainly be questioned about this bounty on the Day of judgment. Hunger brought you out of your house, and then you did not return until this bounty came to you.’” [Reported by Muslim 2038]
 
 
«خرج رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ذات يوم أو ليلة. فإذا هو بأبي بكر وعمر. فقال (ما أخرجكما من بيوتكما هذه الساعة؟) قالا: الجوع. يا رسول الله! قال (وأنا. والذي نفسي بيده! لأخرجني الذي أخرجكما. قوموا) فقاموا معه. فأتى رجلا من الأنصار. فإذا هو ليس في بيته. فلما رأته المرأة قالت: مرحبا! وأهلا! فقال لها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم (أين فلان؟) قالت: ذهب يستعذب لنا من الماء. إذ جاء الأنصاري فنظر إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وصاحبيه. ثم قال: الحمد لله. ما أحد اليوم أكرم أضيافا مني. قال فانطلق فجاءهم بعذق فيه بسر وتمر ورطب. فقال: كلوا من هذه. وأخذ المدية. فقال له رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم (إياك! والحلوب) فذبح لهم. فأكلوا من الشاة. ومن ذلك العذق. وشربوا. فلما أن شبعوا ورووا، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لأبي بكر وعمر (والذي نفسي بيده! لتسألن عن هذا النعيم يوم القيامة. أخرجكم من بيوتكم الجوع. ثم لم ترجعوا حتى أصابكم هذا النعيم)» رواه مسلم
 
 
Anas ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that Abu Talha said to Um Sulaim, “I have noticed feebleness in the voice of the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, which I think, is caused by hunger. Have you got any food?” She said, “Yes.” She brought out some loaves of barley and took out a veil belonging to her, she wrapped the bread in part of it and put it under my arm and wrapped part of the veil round me and sent me to the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him. I went carrying it and found the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, in the Mosque sitting with some people. When I stood there, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, asked, “Has Abu Talha sent you?” I said, “Yes”. He asked, “With some food? I said, “Yes.” The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, then said to the men around him, “Get up!” He set out (accompanied by them) and I went ahead of them till I reached Abu Talha (and told him of the Prophet’s visit). Abu Talha said, “O Um Sulaim! The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, is coming with the people and we have no food to feed them.” She said, “Allah and His Messenger know better.” So Abu Talha went out to receive the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him. Abu Talha and the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, came along until they entered the house. The Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, said, “O Um Sulaim! Bring whatever you have.” She brought that bread which Allah’s Messenger ordered to be broken into pieces. Um Sulaim poured on them some butter from an oilskin. Then the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, recited what Allah wished him to recite, and then said, “Let ten persons come (to share the meal).” Ten persons were admitted; they ate their fill and went out. Then he said, “Let ten persons come (to share the meal).” They were admitted, ate their fill and went out. Then he again said, ‘‘Let ten persons come (to share the meal)” They were admitted, ate their fill and went out. Then he said, “Let another ten persons come.” In short, all of them ate their fill, and they were eighty men.” [Agreed upon]
 
 
«لقد سمعت صوت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ضعيفا، أعرف فيه الجوع، فهل عندك من شيء؟ قالت: نعم، فأخرجت أقراصا من شعير، ثم أخرجت خمارا لها، فلقت الخبز ببعضه، ثم دسته تحت يدي ولاثتني ببعضه، ثم أرسلتني إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، قال: فذهبت به، فوجدت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في المسجد ومعه الناس، فقمت عليهم، فقال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: (آرسلك أبو طلحة). فقلت: نعم، قال: (بطعام). قلت: نعم، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لمن معه: (قوموا). فانطلق وانطلقت بين أيديهم، حتى جئت أبا طلحة فأخبرته، فقال أبو طلحة: يا أم سليم، قد جاء رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بالناس، وليس عندنا ما نطعمهم؟ فقالت: الله ورسوله أعلم، فانطلق أبو طلحة حتى لقي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، فأقبل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وأبو طلحة معه، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: (هلمي يا أم سليم، ما عندك). فأتت بذلك الخبز، فأمر به رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ففت، وعصرت أم سليم عكة فأدمته، ثم قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فيه ما شاء أن يقول، ثم قال: (ائذن لعشرة). فأذن لهم، فأكلوا حتى شبعوا ثم خرجوا، ثم قال: (ائذن لعشرة). فأذن لهم، فأكلوا حتى شبعوا ثم خرجوا، ثم قال: (ائذن لعشرة). فأكل القوم كلهم وشبعوا، والقوم سبعون أو ثمانون رجلا» متفق عليه
 
 
This was, my noble brother, the life of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, and his noble companions, and that is how such great religion has come to us, over bridges of sacrifices, pains, blood and thorns and through empty stomachs, pure hearts and shiny souls. It is ugly, therefore, of us to waste the trust of such religion or to neglect the responsibility of calling for and announcing 9this religion) by leaning on this worldly life, by being wholly engaged in its lustrous desires and pleasures, and by neglecting the guidance of the Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, in leaving clinging to this worldly life and making it as a farm to the Hereafter. This is –by Allah- one of the greatest reasons for the weakness and backwardness of this nation and for the prevailing of the enemies over it. The Prophet, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, “Nations are about to call each other against you as eaters call each other to their bowl. One man said, “is it because we are few at that time?’ He said, “No, you are a lot at that time, but you are scum as the scum of a flood. Allah will remove fearing from you from the chests of your enemies, and Allah will throw weakness into your hearts. One man said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! What is the weakness you mean? He said, ‘Loving this worldly life and hating death.” [Reported by Abu Dawud and authenticated by Al-Albani]
 
 
«يوشك الأمم أن تداعى عليكم كما تداعى الأكلة إلى قصعتها. فقال قائل: ومن قلة نحن يومئذ؟ قال: بل أنتم يومئذ كثير، ولكنكم غثاء كغثاء السيل، ولينزعن الله من صدور عدوكم المهابة منكم، وليقذفن الله في قلوبكم الوهن. فقال قائل: يا رسول الله! وما الوهن؟ قال: حب الدنيا وكراهية الموت» 
رواه أبو داود وصححه الألباني
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