Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
we were three hundred and all of us became energetic and active. We would carve large amounts of fat from its eye cavity. We also cut buffalo-sized pieces of flesh from the fish. The eye cavity of the fish was so large that Sayyidunā Abū ‘Ubaydaĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ made thirteen of us sit within this cavity (and we all sat in it). We took one of its ribs and made it stand like a bow, then put the saddle on a large camel’s back; the rib of the fish was so huge that the camel passed beneath the rib without touching it. We also took some dry meat with us as provisions for the journey (ahead).
When we arrived in the Holy city of Madīnaĥ and came in the blessed court of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, we mentioned this incident. The Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰى عَـلَيْـهِ وَاٰلـِهٖ وَسَـلَّم said, ‘That was sustenance Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ created for you. Do you have some of that meat? If you have, give to me for eating.’ We sent the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰى عَـلَيْـهِ وَاٰلـِهٖ وَسَـلَّم the meat which he صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰى عَـلَيْـهِ وَاٰلـِهٖ وَسَـلَّم consumed. (Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, vol. 2, pp. 147, Ḥadīš 1935)
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on them and forgive us without accountability for their sake!
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
Dear Islamic brothers! May our lives be sacrificed on the spirit and enthusiasm of the companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم! The resources were so scarce that they had to survive on leaves of trees and a single date a day! Despite facing such tough circumstances, they would fight the enemies of Islam and sacrifice their lives in the path of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.