Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)

by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi

Contentment and trust in ALLAAH

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) never stored anything for the morrow.[Sham’aI -e- Tirmizi]

In other words, whatever he had, he gave away to others and never kept it for the next day for his own needs. This extreme reliance on ALLAAH was based on the conviction that the Lord who give today would also give the next day. This was the practice for his own person, for he placed the whole maintenance expenses of his wives at their disposal all at one time and they were free to spend the money or save it as they please, but being the wives of the Holy Prophet they were equally generous [Khasa’il -e- Nabawi]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said: “If the mount Uhud were to turn into gold for me, I would not like to have a single dinar left with me by night fall, unless it were for the repayment of dues.” This is a proof positive of his bounty and munificence and generosity. It was on account of this generositythat he was always in debt, and when he died, his coat of armours was under mortgage to meet his house-hold expenses. (Nashrut-Tib)