Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
Hungry for many nights
Sayyidunā ‘Abdullāĥ Ibn ‘Abbās رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُ has narrated that the Prophet of Raḥmaĥ, the Intercessor of Ummaĥ, the Owner of Jannaĥ صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم used to remain hungry for many nights in succession. His blessed household often did not have anything to eat at night and whenever they would get something to eat, it was mostly bread made from barley. (Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, vol. 4, pp. 160, Ḥadīš 2367)
Food of blessed family
Sayyidunā Anas رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُ has stated that the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم pawned his armour for barley. He has further stated that he presented some cooked and melted fat with some barley bread in the respected court of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. He heard the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم say, ‘My entire family has never had one ‘Ṣā’ (about two kilos and three quarters) of food in the morning and in the evening.’ Keep in mind that the family of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰى عَـلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم consisted of nine different homes. (Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, vol. 3, pp. 158, Ḥadīš 2508)
Dear Islamic brothers! This is the remarkable condition of the Noble Rasūl صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم who was given the keys to the treasures of both the worlds. The Prophet of mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, the most Generous and Kind صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم adopted poverty intentionally. Otherwise, by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, whoever gets anything, gets it as the Ṣadaqaĥ of the Noble Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and his spiritual light reaches everything in the universe.
It is said that a saint once picked up a piece of bread to eat. When he looked at it with his spiritual insight, he realized that a ray of light emerged from it. When he focused on the direction of the light