Tag Archives: Simplicity

October, 2018

September, 2018

  • 14 September

    An occasion when Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did not eat anything for three days

    Question Please verify the authenticity of this narration: Sayyiduna Anas narrates, “Once Sayyidah Fatimah presented Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) with a piece of [barley] bread. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) enquired as to what it was and Sayyidah Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha) replied, ‘I baked this bread and I felt [ashamed to eat it all by myself], therefore I brought …

April, 2018

  • 18 April

    The extreme hunger and poverty of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says: “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would spend several nights in a row hungry and they would not find anything for dinner. Most of their bread was made from barley [without any flour]”

March, 2018

February, 2018

  • 16 February

    If a person loves Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then he should be prepared for poverty

    Question Is this narration correct? Once a man came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said, “By Allah, I love you.” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Look at what you are saying.” The man said, “By Allah, I love you.” And he repeated this sentence three times. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “If you really love me, …

November, 2017

  • 28 November

    What truly belongs to man?

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: The son of Adam [boastfully] says: “My wealth, My wealth. [What truly] belongs to you except what you consumed, or wore something and wore it out or what you gave as sadaqah and sent [the reward] ahead?”

February, 2017

  • 6 February

    Who is regarded to be the most ascetic?

    Question Could you translate and mention the authenticity of this Hadith أتى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم رجل فقال: يا رسول الله من أزهد الناس في الدنيا؟ فقال: من لم ينس المقابر والبلى وترك أفضل زينة الدنيا وآثر ما يبقى على ما يفنى ولم يعد غدا من أيامه وعد نفسه من الموتى

December, 2016

  • 8 December

    The humility of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Once a man came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and stood in front of him. Overcome with awe and fear, he began trembling and shaking! The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) reached out to him, and said, “Calm yourself down! For I am no king. I am but the son of a woman from …

  • 5 December

    Occasionally walking barefoot

    Question Is this authentic? “A man from the companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) traveled to Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he was in Egypt. After a brief conversation he asked him ‘Why do I not see any shoes on you?’ Fadalah replied: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would command us to go barefoot sometimes.”

November, 2016

July, 2016

  • 30 July

    Abstain from opulence

    Question What is the source of this Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Abstain and be wary of opulence, for certainly the servants of Allah are not from the opulent ones”