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Chapter 56
بوﺮﺸﻤﻟاو لﻮآﺄﻤﻟا ﻦﻣ ﻞﻴﻠﻘﻟا ﻰﻠﻋ رﺎﺼﺘﻗﻻاو ﺶﻴﻌﻟا ﺔﻧﻮﺸﺧو عﻮﺠﻟا ﻞﻀﻓ بﺎﺑ
ﺎهﺮﻴﻏو سﻮﺒﻠﻤﻟاو
Excellence of Simple Living and being Content with Little
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salat (the prayers) [i.e., made their Salat
(prayers) to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in
their proper fixed times] and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell. Except those who repent and
believe (in the Oneness of Allah and His Messenger Muhammad (PBUH)), and work righteousness. Such will
enter Jannah and they will not be wronged in aught.''
"So he went forth before his people in his pomp. Those who were desirous of the life of the world, said: `Ah,
would that we had the like of what Qarun (Korah) has been given! Verily, he is the owner of a great fortune.'
But those who had been given (religious) knowledge said: `Woe to you! The reward of Allah (in the
Hereafter) is better for those who believe and do righteous good deeds'.''
"Then, on that Day, you shall be asked about the delights (you indulged in, in this world)!''
"Whoever desires the quick-passing (transitory enjoyment of this world), We readily grant him what We will
for whom We like. Then, afterwards, We have appointed for him Hell; he will burn therein disgraced and
rejected (far away from Allah's Mercy).''
ﺖﻟﺎﻗ ، ﺎﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ، َﺔﺸﺋﺎﻋ ﻦﻋو
ُﺧ ْﻦِﻣ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ٍﺪﱠﻤﺤُﻣ ُلﺁ َﻊﺒَﺷ ﺎﻣ
ِﻦْﻴَﻣْﻮَﻳ ٍﺮﻴِﻌَﺷ ِﺰْﺒ
ﺾِﺒُﻗ ﻰﱠﺘَﺣ ِﻦْﻴَﻌِﺑﺎَﺘَﺘُﻣ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
ﺔﻳاور ﻲﻓو
ﱠﺘَﺣ ًﺎﻋﺎَﺒِﺗ لﺎَﻴَﻟ َثﻼَﺛ ﱢﺮﺒﻟا ِمﺎﻌَﻃ ْﻦِﻣ َﺔﻨﻳِﺪَﻤﻟا َمِﺪـَﻗ ُﺬْﻨُﻣ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﺪﱠﻤَﺤُﻣ ُلﺁ َﻊِﺒَﺷ ﺎَﻣ
`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
The family of Muhammad (PBUH) never ate to the fill the
bread of barley for two successive days until he died.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Another narration is: `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said:
Never did the family of Muhammad (PBUH)
eat to the fill, since their arrival to Al-Madinah, the bread of wheat for three successive nights until his death.
This Hadith tells us about the extreme piety, contentment and simplicity of the Prophet (PBUH).
This mode of his life continued to his last days when he had started storing provision for one year for the
maintenance of his wives. But he would always distribute it among the needy, so much so that nothing was left with
him. Thus, the statement of the wives of the Prophet (PBUH) that the family of Muhammad (PBUH) had never
taken bellyful of food for two days is absolutely true. If they had it on one day they did not have it on the next day.
This is how they lived their whole life in the companionship of the Prophet (PBUH).
ُلﻮُﻘَﺗ ْﺖَﻧﺎَآ ﺎَﻬﱠﻧَأ ، ﺎﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﺔﺸﺋﺎﻋ ْﻦَﻋ َةَوْﺮُﻋ ﻦﻋو
ِلﻼِﻬﻟا ﻰﻟإ ُﺮُﻈْﻨَﻨَﻟ ﺎﱠﻨُآ ْنِإ ﻲِﺘْﺧُأ َﻦْﺑا ﺎﻳ ﻪﱠﻠﻟاَو
ِلﻼِﻬﻟا ﱠﻢﺛ
ِﻦْﻳَﺮْﻬَﺷ ﻲﻓ ٍﺔﱠﻠِهَأ ُﺔﺛﻼﺛ ِلﻼﻬﻟا ﱠﻢُﺛ
ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِلﻮﺳر ِتﺎَﻴْﺑَأ ﻲﻓ َﺪِﻗوُأ ﺎَﻣَو
ٌرﺎﻧ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو
ْﺖﻟﺎﻗ ؟ ْﻢُﻜُﺸﻴِﻌُﻳ َنﺎَآ ﺎَﻤَﻓ ُﺔَﻟﺎَﺧ ﺎَﻳ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳﺮﻟ َنﺎَآ ْﺪَﻗ ُﻪﱠﻧَأ ﱠﻻِإ ُءﺎَﻤﻟاَو ُﺮْﻤﱠﺘﻟا
ِرﺎـَﺼْﻧَﻷا َﻦِﻣ ٌناﺮﻴِﺟ
ﻰﻟإ َنﻮُﻠِﺳْﺮُﻳ اﻮُﻧﺎَآَو ُﺢﻳﺎَﻨَﻣ ْﻢُﻬَﻟ ْﺖَﻧﺎَآَو
ﺎﻬﻧﺎﺒﻟَأ ْﻦِﻣ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
`Urwah from `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported that she used to say to Urwah (May Allah be
pleased with him):
"O son of my sister, by Allah, I used to see the new moon, then the new moon, then the new
moon, i.e., three moons in two months, and a fire was not kindled in the house of Messenger of Allah (PBUH).
(`Urwah) said,
"O my aunt, what were your means of sustenance?''
She said;
"Dates and water. But it (so happened)
that Messenger of Allah (PBUH) had some Ansar neighbours who had milch animals. They used to send Messenger
of Allah (PBUH) some milk of their (animals) and he gave that to us to drink.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) did not say this by way of complaint but as warning and
exhortation to the Muslims, especially women, so that they would also live a simple life. The latter should prepare