Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
In Sūraĥ Al-Aḥqāf, verse 20, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ says:
اَذۡہَبۡتُمۡ طَیِّبٰتِکُمۡ فِیۡ حَیَاتِکُمُ الدُّنۡیَا
وَ اسۡتَمۡتَعۡتُمۡ بِہَا ۚ فَالۡیَوۡمَ تُجۡزَوۡنَ عَذَابَ الۡہُوۡنِ
You have exhausted your good things in your worldly life and fully enjoyed them, therefore, today you will be given the humiliating punishment.
[Kanz-ul-Īmān (Translation of Quran)] (Part 26, Sūraĥ Al-Aḥqāf, verse 20)
Blessed hunger of the Holy Prophet
Commenting on the foregoing verse, the spiritual successor of A’lā Ḥaḍrat Imām Aḥmad Razā Khān عَـلَيْهِ رَحْـمَةُ الـرَّحْمٰن, Ṣadr-ul-Afāḍil Shaykh Na’īmuddīn Murādābādī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـھَادِی has stated in his renowned exegesis of the Holy Quran, Khazāin-ul-‘Irfān: In this verse, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has reprimanded the unbelievers for having worldly pleasures. Therefore, the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰى عَـلَيْـهِ وَاٰلـِهٖ وَسَـلَّم and his companions abstained from worldly pleasures.
In Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī and Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, it is stated that until the apparent demise of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰى عَـلَيْـهِ وَاٰلـِهٖ وَسَـلَّم, the blessed family never ate bread made from barley for two consecutive days. It is also mentioned in a Ḥadīš that at times the whole month passed, but fire would not burn on the stove (for cooking food). The blessed household would merely survive on water and a few dates. Sayyidunā ‘Umar Fārūq رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has quoted that the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰى عَـلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated, ‘O people! If I had wanted, I would have eaten better than you and worn better clothes than you, but I want to reserve my pleasures and comforts for my Hereafter.’
(Khazāin-ul-‘Irfān, pp. 907)
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد