Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Umme Haani radiyallahu anha (a relative of Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam) says, “Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam came to me (to my house at the time when Makkah was conquered) and asked if there was something to eat. I replied, ‘Nothing besides dry bread and vinegar.’ Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam said, ‘Bring it. That house is not without a curry which has vinegar in it.” (TIRMIZI)

Commentary: Allahu Akbar, what a simple life Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam led. How wonderful will it be if Allah in his infite mercy and with the intercession of His beloved Rasool also grants us such simplicity. The fact is that food and drink in the eyes of Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam was given only such importance, that it was only used when it was required. When necessary, he ate what was available. Eating was looked upon as being means to sustain life, and not as we see it, that the filling of the stomach is more important, and religious deeds are regarded as something of a secondary importance. Their aim in life was to propagate Islam and make a fertile ground for it, and as an obligation and human need to fulfil religious needs.
It is also deduced from this Hadith that where one has an informal relationship with someone, there is no harm in asking for something.

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