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`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
The mattress of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was a piece of
tanned skin stuffed with palm fibres.
The Prophetic model of a simple way of living pictured in these Ahadith is vastly different from
today's luxurious lifestyle adopted by Muslims. May they adopt the simplicity of their Prophet (PBUH)!.
لﺎﻗ ﺎﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﺮﻤﻋ ﻦﺑا ﻦﻋو
ًﺎﺳﻮُﻠُﺟ ﺎﱠﻨُآ
ﻦِﻣ ٌﻞُﺟَر َءﺎﺟ ْذِإ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِلﻮﺳر َﻊَﻣ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر لﺎﻘﻓ ، ﱡيِرﺎَﺼْﻧَﻷا َﺮﺑدَأ ﱠﻢُﺛ ، ِﻪﻴَﻠﻋ ﻢﱠﻠﺴﻓ ، ِرﺎﺼْﻧَﻷا
َﻒْﻴَآ ، ِرﺎَﺼْﻧَﻷا ﺎَﺧَأ ﺎَﻳ
؟ َةدﺎﺒُﻋ ُﻦﺑ ُﺪْﻌﺳ ﻲِﺧَأ
لﺎﻘﻓ ، ٌﺢﻟﺎَﺻ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر
؟ ْﻢُﻜْﻨِﻣ ُﻩُدﻮُﻌﻳ ْﻦَﻣ
، ِخﺎَﺒﱢﺴﻟا َﻚﻠﺗ ﻲﻓ ﻲﺸﻤﻧ ٌﺺُﻤُﻗ ﻻو ،ُﺲِﻧﻼَﻗ ﻻَو ، ٌفﺎَﻔِﺧ ﻻَو ٌلﺎﻌِﻧ ﺎَﻨﻴَﻠﻋ ﺎﻣ ﺮَﺸﻋ َﺔَﻌْﻀﺑ ُﻦْﺤَﻧو ، ُﻪَﻌَﻣ ﺎﻨْﻤُﻗو
ﱠﺘﺣ ﻪﻟﻮﺣ ْﻦِﻣ ُﻪُﻣْﻮَﻗ َﺮَﺧْﺄَﺘْﺳﺎﻓ ، ُﻩﺎَﻨْﺌِﺟ ﻰﱠﺘَﺣ
ُﻪﻌَﻣ ﻦﻳِﺬﱠﻟا ُﻪُﺑﺎﺤْﺻَأَو ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪّﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر ﺎَﻧد ﻰ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ .
Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: We were once sitting in the company of Messenger of
Allah (PBUH) when a man from the Ansar came and greeted. As he was leaving, Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said
to him,
"O brother of the Ansar, how is my brother Sa`d bin `Ubadah?
'' He replied, "He is well.'' Messenger of Allah
(PBUH) asked,
"Which of you is desirous of visiting him?''
Having said this he got up and we followed him. We
were ten and odd in number and we had neither shoes nor light boots nor caps nor shirts. We walked on foot through
the barren plain till we came to the residence of Sa`d (May Allah be pleased with him). His people made way and
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) along with those who accompanied him went up to him.
In this Hadith the description which the Companions made about their condition reflects its
relevance with this chapter. Second, we come to know that the Prophet (PBUH) called Sa`d (May Allah be pleased
with him) as his brother. This shows his perfect humbleness and great care for his Companions. Third, if the house is
small, the host is presumed to make arrangement within the narrow space to accommodate the visitors, so that they
may sit beside the patient for a while and enquire about his health.
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻧَأ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ، ﺎﻤﻬﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ِﻦﻴَﺼُﺤﻟا ِﻦﺑ َناﺮْﻤِﻋ ﻦﻋو
ﻲِﻧﺮَﻗ ْﻢُآُﺮْﻴَﺧ
َﻦﻳِﺬﱠﻟا ﱠﻢُﺛ ، ﻢﻬَﻧُﻮﻠﻳ َﻦﻳِﺬﱠﻟا ﱠﻢُﺛ ،
ُناَﺮﻤِﻋ لﺎﻗ
وأ ﻦْﻴَﺗﱠﺮَﻣ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا لﺎﻗ يردَأ ﺎَﻤَﻓ
، َنﻮُﻓﻮُﻳ ﻻَو َنوُرِﺬْﻨَﻳَو ، َنﻮُﻨَﻤَﺗْﺆُﻳ ﻻَو َنﻮُﻧﻮُﺨَﻳَو ، َنوُﺪَﻬْﺸَﺘْﺴُﻳ ﻻو َنوُﺪﻬﺸﻳ ٌمْﻮَﻗ ْﻢُهَﺪﻌَﺑ ُنﻮُﻜَﻳ ﱠﻢُﺛ
ُﻦَﻤﱢﺴﻟا ْﻢﻬﻴِﻓ ُﺮَﻬْﻈَﻳَو
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
`Imran bin Husain (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"The best of you, are
my contemporaries, then those who follow them, then those who will come after them.
(`Imran said, I do not know
if he said this twice or thrice).
Then, they will be followed by those who will testify but will not be called upon to
testify; they will betray the trust, and will not be trusted. They will make vows but will not fulfill them, and obesity
will prevail among them.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
In this Hadith, three eras have been called as the best of ages in a graded order: first, the Prophetic
era, second, the Successors' era, and third, the Followers of the Successors' era. Goodness and religion collectively
prevailed during this time. Then gradually there was an overall deterioration and every new era that the pass of time
brought it, proved to be worse than the preceding one. Today's Muslims have fallen due to their weakness in
character. Now, the majority of Muslims lack morals and belief as described in the Qur'an and the Hadith. The
complaint is to be lodged only with Allah!
لﺎﻗ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﺔﻣﺎﻣُأ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ
َمدﺁ َﻦْﺑا ﺎﻳ
لُﺬْﺒَﺗ ْنِإ َﻚﱠﻧِإ
ُلﻮُﻌَﺗ ْﻦﻤِﺑ أﺪﺑاَو ،ٍفﺎَﻔَآ ﻰﻠَﻋ ُمﻼُﺗ ﻻو ، َﻚَﻟ ﱞﺮﺷ ُﻪﻜِﺴْﻤُﺗ نَأَو ، َﻚَﻟ ٌﺮْﻴَﺧ َﻞﻀَﻔﻟا
لﺎﻗو يﺬﻣﺮﺘﻟا ﻩاور
ﺢﻴﺤﺻ ﻦﺴﺣ
Abu Umamah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"O son of Adam, if
you spend the surplus, it will be better for you; and if you retain it, it will be evil for you. You will not be
reprimanded for storing what is enough for your need. First of all spend upon those who are your dependents.''
The Muslims have been allowed, rather emphatically told and commanded, to possess as much
wealth as could meet their personal and family needs. Yet, they have also been advised to spend the spare money on
the needy. Man has been told that it is unwise on his part to be niggardly about money because it spawns