Ways of The Prophet (S.A.W)

by Sheikh Muhammad Abdul Hai Arifi

Devotion and piety

Hadis: Hadrat Anas narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to supplicate ALLAAH in his prayers. “O Allaah! Let me live a poor man, let me die a poor man and raise me on the last day in the company of poor men.”                                           [Tirmizi, Baihaqi, lbn Maah Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

Hadis: One of the companions of the Holy Prophet narrated that some men sitting with the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) were talking about richness and worldly prosperity (i.e. their merits and demerits with reference to their usefulness for the faith and the Hereafter). The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: If any one fears ALLAAH and carries out his commands, there is no harm for him to be rich. For those fearing ALLAAH, healthiness of body and mind is better than wealth, and pleasing disposition is also one of the bounties of ALLAAH” (for which thanks have to be offered). [Musnad Ahmad: Ma’arif -ul- Hadis]

Hadis: It is narrated that Hadrat ‘Aishah (Radi Allaahu Ta’alaAnha) said to Urwa (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) “Nephew! We (i.e. the members of the Prophet’s house) used to lead such a life that often two full moons passed before kitchen fire was lit in the house of the Apostle. ‘Urwa thereupon asked, How did you then keep your body and soul together”? ‘Aisha replied, ‘Just on a few dates and water (we carried on). However, some Ansar neighbors of the Prophet had milk giving animals and they occasionally sent milk to him by way of gift. He used to share it with us. [Bukhari, Muslim, Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

Hadrat ‘Aishah has also narrated that the Prophet breathed his last in such circumstances that his armour was under mortgage with a Jew for thirty sa’ of barley. [Bukhari, Ma’arif -ul- Hadis]