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لﺎﻗ ٍﺲﻧَأ ﻦﻋ ٍﺔﻳاور ﻲﻓو
ﺎﺤﺻَأَﻊﻣ ًﺎﺴِﻟﺎَﺟ ُﻪُﺗﺪَﺟَﻮَﻓ ًﺎﻣْﻮﻳ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ُﺖﺌِﺟ
ﺪﻗَو ، ِﻪِﺑ
ِﻪِﺑﺎَﺤﺻَأ ِ
ﺾﻌَﺒِﻟ ُﺖﻠﻘﻓ ، ٍﺔَﺑﺎﺼِﻌِﺑ ُﻪَﻨْﻄَﺑ َﺐَﺼَﻋ
اﻮﻟﺎﻘﻓ ؟ ُﻪَﻨْﻄﺑ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر َﺐَﺼَﻋ َﻢِﻟ
: َﻦِﻣ
ُﺖﻠﻘﻓ ، َنﺎَﺤﻠِﻣ ِﺖﻨﺑ ٍﻢﻴﻠُﺳ ﱢمُأ ُجْوَز َﻮُهَو ، َﺔَﺤﻠَﻃ ﻲﺑأ ﻰﻟِإ ُﺖْﺒَهَﺬَﻓ
َر ﺪﻗ ، ﻩﺎَﺘﺑَأ ﺎَﻳ
ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َلﻮﺳر ﺖْﻳَأ
اﻮﻟﺎﻘﻓ ، ِﻪِﺑﺎَﺤﺻَأ َ
ﺾﻌَﺑ ُﺖﻟَﺄَﺴَﻓ ، ٍﺔَﺑﺎَﺼِﻌِﺑ ُﻪَﻨﻄﺑ َﺐﺼَﻋ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو
ِعﻮُﺠﻟا َﻦِﻣ
لﺎﻘﻓ ﻲﱢﻣُأ ﻰﻠﻋ َﺔَﺤﻠَﻃ ﻮُﺑَأ ﻞﺧَﺪَﻓ
ﺖﻟﺎﻗ ؟ ٍءﻲَﺷ ﻦِﻣ ﻞَه
ﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ﺎَﻧَءﺎَﺟ ْنِﺈﻓ ،ٌتاَﺮﻤﺗَو ٍﺰﺒُﺧ ْﻦِﻣ ٌﺮَﺴِآ يِﺪﻨِﻋ ﻢﻌﻧ
ُﻩﺪْﺣَو ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪ
، ْﻢﻬْﻨَﻋ ﱠﻞَﻗ ﻪﻌﻣ ُﺮَﺧﺁ َءﺎَﺟ نِإو ، ﻩﺎَﻨﻌَﺒﺷَأ
ﺚﻳﺪَﺤﻟا َمﺎَﻤَﺗ َﺮَآَذو
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him) said to (to his
wife) Umm Sulaim(May Allah be pleased with her), "I noticed some weakness in the voice of Messenger of Allah
(PBUH) and I feel it was due to hunger. Have you got any food?'' She said, "Yes.'' So she brought out barley loaves,
took off her head covering, in a part of which she wrapped these loaves and then put them beneath my mantle and
covered me with a part of it. She then sent me to Messenger of Allah (PBUH). I set forth and found Messenger of
Allah (PBUH) sitting in the mosque in the company of some people. I stood near them whereupon Messenger of
Allah (PBUH) asked,
"Has Abu Talhah sent you?
'' I said, "Yes.'' Thereupon he said to those who were with him to
get up (and follow him). He went forth and so did I, ahead of them until I came to Abu Talhah and informed him.
Abu Talhah said, "O Umm Sulaim, here comes Messenger of Allah (PBUH) along with the people and we do not
have enough (food) to feed them.'' She said, "Allah and His Messenger know better
'' Abu Talhah went out (to
receive him) until he met Messenger of Allah (PBUH), and he came forward along with him until they both
(Messenger of Allah (PBUH) and Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him) came in. Then Messenger of Allah
(PBUH) s
aid, "O Umm Sulaim, bring forth what you have with you.''
So she brought the bread. Messenger of Allah
(PBUH) commanded that the bread be broken into small pieces and after Umm Sulaim (May Allah be pleased with
her) had squeezed clarified butter out of a butter container and made it just like soup. Messenger of Allah (PBUH)
recited over it what Allah wished him to recite. He then said,
"Allow ten guests to come in.''
They ate until they had
their fill. They then went out. He (Messenger of Allah (PBUH)) again said,
"Allow ten (more to come in)''
, and he
(the host) ushered them in. They ate to their fill. Then they went out. He (PBUH) again said,
"Allow ten (more),
until all the people ate to their fill. They were seventy or eighty persons.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Another narration is: Anas said:
When all had eaten, the remaining food was collected. It was as much as there was
in the beginning.
Yet another narration is: Anas said:
The groups of ten people ate by turn. After eighty persons had eaten, Messenger
of Allah (PBUH) and the family of that house ate, and there was still a quantity left over.
Another narration is: Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I visited Messenger of Allah (PBUH) one day,
and found him sitting in the company of his Companions, with a belt tied over his waist. I asked,
"Why has
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) tied the belt on his waist?
'' I was told,
"Due to hunger.''
I went to Abu Talhah (May
Allah be pleased with him) the husband of Umm Sulaim (May Allah be pleased with her) and said,
"O father, I have
seen Messenger of Allah (PBUH) with a belt tied over his waist
I asked one of his Companions about the reason of
it and he said that it was on account of severe hunger.
'' Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him) went to my
mother and asked,
"Have you got anything?
'' She said,
I have a piece of bread and some dry dates. Were
Messenger of Allah (PBUH) to come alone, we could feed him his fill, but if he comes along with others, there
would not be enough food.'' Anas then narrated the Hadith in full.
This Hadith mentions the same things we have seen in the previous one. Yet, in this latter one, there
is an elucidation that the Prophet (PBUH) and the host-family took meal after everybody had taken it. Imam An-
Nawawi said: This shows that it is desirable that hosts should take meal after guests have taken it.
Secondly, Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) addressed Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him) as father
and he did so out of respect. Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him) was the step-father of Anas (May Allah
be pleased with him). His real father was Malik bin An-Nadir and mother was Umm Sulaim (May Allah be pleased
with him). She embraced Islam but her husband remained a non-believer. He left his Muslim wife and migrated to
Syria where he died. Afterwards she married Abu Talhah (May Allah be pleased with him). Thirdly, the events of
ascetic, contented and destitute life as experienced by the Prophet (PBUH) and his Companions are unthinkable
today. But these are such facts, reported most authentically, as can be hardly refuted by being labelled as myths. Yet,
some scholars say that it was a particular phase of time when there existed a conflict between Islam and paganism. It
demanded that Muslims, by being indifferent to the world and its comforts, should be engaged day and night in
uprooting disbelief, and paving the way for the predominance of Islam.