Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

said, ‘During the last three days, this is the first food which has entered the mouth of your father.’ (Mu’jam Kabīr, vol. 1, pp. 259, Ḥadīš 750)

اَللّٰهُ اَكۡبَر! The one who possesses the keys to the riches of the universe in his blessed hands has no interest in worldly things. This was indeed the intentional hunger of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. As for his generosity, he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would bestow a lot upon others.

Bowl of milk and seventy companions

Sayyidunā Abū Ĥurayraĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has stated, ‘By Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, who has no partner! I used to tie a stone to my stomach and place it on the floor owing to extreme hunger. One day, I sat on the pathway where people walk. The Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم passed by me smilingly. Seeing me in this state, he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم immediately realized my condition. Then, he صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰى عَـلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘O Abū Ĥurayraĥ (رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ)!’ I replied, ‘Labbayk (I am present) Yā Rasūlallāĥ صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم!’ He صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘Come with me.’ I followed him until we arrived at one of his blessed homes. Seeking permission, I entered the blessed house. Seeing a bowl of milk, the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم asked his family members as to where it had come from. They replied that a companion had sent it as a gift for the Noble Rasūl صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Looking at me, the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, ‘O Abū Ĥurayraĥ (رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی عَـنْهُ)!’ I replied, ‘Labbayk Yā Rasūlallāĥ  صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰى عَـلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.’ He then said, ‘Go and call the Aĥl-e-uffaĥ.’

Sayyidunā Abū Ĥurayraĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has further stated that the Aĥl-e-uffaĥ were the guests of Islam. They had no houses and wealth, nor did they take help from anyone. Whenever anything came as adaqaĥ (i.e. alms) to the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰى عَـلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم he        صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم used to send it to the Aĥl-e-uffaĥ without taking

 



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