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Hadeeth on the simplicity of prophet Muhammad SAW

hadeeth on the simplicity of Prophet Muhammad

Lessons to be Learnt from the Simplicity and Modesty of Prophet Muhammad SAW

I was Reading the biography of Rasul Allah SAW and was forced to Reflect on Our Present Day Life. The Growing Competition in terms of Wealth and good Living , the Zeal to Acquire the Most Wealth,the competition to look the Best ,to Wear the Best Brands and to acquire all sorts of Worldly Charms is taking us to a Path which is not the Way of Sunnah . These Distractions of Life is making us Forget our Simplicity and Modesty .  Our Prophet –“Muhammad (SAW ) was a very simple person and he spent all his life in simplicity. He was very unceremonious and informal in his habits. May Allah give us a Taufeeq to Walk the Path of Sunnah . 

Here I am Sharing Some Hadeeth on the Simplicity of  Prophet Muhammad SAW 

Rasul SAW was the Best of Mankind . If You Read the Biography of Prophet Muhammad SAW, You will realize How Amazing Man was He . Let us Look into the Life of Prophet Muhammad SAW-

Prophet Muhammad SAW was simple and Modest .

  • He ate whatever he was given.
  • He wore very thick and coarse cloth, even when he was the ruler of a state and an undisputed leader of the people.
  • He sat on the floor, bare ground or a mat without any hesitation, alone or in the company of other people.
  • He ate bread made from coarse flour and even spent days on mere dates.
  • He wore simple clothes and did not like display or show. He was by nature simple and liked simplicity and informality in everything.
  • Owing to his great modesty, he normally preferred riding a mule while moving around, using a saddle made of date-palm fibre. Sometimes he also rode his she-camel. If he was riding and somebody wished to accompany him on foot, he would ask him either to mount behind, and if the man declined out of respect, he would ask him to go ahead and await him at the fixed place, because he did not like the sight of people following him on foot, while he himself was mounted.
  • His food was simple like that of the poor, consisting mostly of barley bread. There were occasions when he might skip that meagre meal too.
  • So modest was he that he hated to see people rising to their feet when he entered an assembly. And on entering he used to sit at the nearest vacant spot, so that his companions might not think that he was sporting an air of superiority over them.
  • Once a man came to the Messenger of Allah but on entering his presence, started trembling with fear. Prophet Muhammad (S) seeing the visitor terribly shaken and nervous, smiled and comforted him with utmost tenderness, saying: “Be at ease. I am no king but the son of a Quraishite woman who used to eat dried meat”

 Hadeeths on the Simplicity of Prophet Muhammad SAW:

Our Dear Prophet SAW slept on Reed Mat which left Marks on his body
  • Ibn Masud said that God’s Messenger slept on a reed mat and got up with the mark of it on his body. He said, “O God’s Messenger! I wish you would order us to spread something out for you and make something.” The Prophet replied, “What have I to do with the world, I am like a rider who rests for a while under the shade of a tree, then goes off and leaves it.” Ubaid-Allah bin Muhsin reported God’s Messenger as saying, “If anyone among you is secure in mind in the morning, healthy in body and has food for the day, it is as though the whole world has been brought into his Possession.”

Our Dear Prophet Would Tie Stones on his stomach due to Hunger

  • Abu Hurairah reported God’s Messenger as saying, “Look at those who are inferior to you and do not look at those who are superior to you, for that is more likely to keep you from despising God’s Favour on you.” Abu Talha said, “When we complained to God’s Messenger of hunger and raised our clothes to show we were each carrying a stone over our belly, he raised his clothes and showed that he had two stones on his belly.”

On Seeing the mere resources of RaasulAllah SAW , the Sahaba used to Cry for Him .

  • Once Umar entered Muhammad’s house and noticed the state of the furniture in it. Muhammad himself had only one sheet of cloth around him to cover the lower part of his body. There was one simple bed, with one pillow filled with nut fiber; on one side of the room was some barley and in one corner near his feet was an animal skin. There were some water-bag skins hanging beside his bed. Umar said that on seeing this tears came into his eyes. God’s Messenger asked the reason for his tears. He replied, “O God’s Messenger! Why shouldn’t I cry! The strings of the bed have left marks on your body. This is a small room with all your furniture;I can see what there is. The Kaiser of Rome and Kisra of Persia enjoy luxurious living while you, God’s Messenger, and the Chosen One, live like this.” He said, “Ibn Khattab! Don’t you like that they choose this world and we choose the Hereafter?”.
Rasul Allah SAW never had Wheat Bread Continuously for 3 Days . 
  • The life of ease was rejected by God’s Messenger not only for his own self but also for his dependents as well. He was heard praying, “O God, make the provision of Muhammad’s family sufficient only to sustain life.” Abu Huraira says, “By Him in whose hands is Abu Huraira’s life, the Apostle of God and his family never had the wheat bread continuously for three days until he departed from this world.”
Rasul Allah SAW never expressed Disapproval of Food
  • Abu Huraira said that the Prophet never expressed disapproval of any food, if he desired he ate it, and if he disliked he left it alone.”
  • Zaid ibn Talya reported God’s Messenger as saying, “Every religion has a character and the character of Islam is modesty.” Abu Hurairah reported, “God’s Messenger never criticized any food (presented to him) but would eat it if he liked it; otherwise, he would leave it (without expressing dislike )

Rasul SAW the ruler of the Islamic State had only One Bed and Water Bag of Skin and nothing except Barley for Food when he died.

  • He liked simple living and wanted his family to lead a simple life and abstain from ostentatious living. He often wore thick clothes. His bed was sometimes of rough blanket sometimes of skin filled with palm fibers and sometimes of ordinary coarse cloth.. In the ninth year of Al-Hijrah, when the Islamic state had extended from Yemen to Syria, its ruler had only one bed and one dry water-bag of skin. A’isha reported that when he died, there was nothing in the house to eat except some barley

 The Saddle of his dromedary was outworn when he Left for Hajj
  • The Prophet proceeded to perform the Farewell Pilgrimage followed by a huge crowd which obscured the horizon-at a time when the entire Arabian Peninsula had acknowledged his spiritual and temporal supremacy. Yet, the saddle of his dromedary was outworn covered in, a sheet which was worth not more than four dirhams. The prayer he then sent up to God was, “O Allah, make it a haj devoid of all pretensions and show.” Abu Dharr reports the Apostle telling him on an occasion, “I would hate to possess as much gold as Mount Uhad and then to allow three days to pass with a single dinar remaining with me except that which I may hold back for the cause of religion; rather, I would give it away to God’s servants this way and that, on my right and left and in the hack.

He Was Keen on giving to Others

  • “Jabir b. ‘Abdullah says that it never happened that the God’s Messenger was requested to give anything and he said ‘No’ in reply. Ibn ‘Abbas testifies that in generosity and bountifulness the Apostle of God was swifter than the wings of the wind. ” Anas says that once when a man asked the Apostle to give him something he gave him a flock of sheep enough to fill the space between two hillocks. The man returned to his people and said to them, “O ye people, embrace Islam. Muhammad peace be upon him gives so open-handedly as if he fears not poverty. ” Another time, ninety thousand dirhams were presented to the Prophet. He asked to heap them up on a mat and then started giving it away. Nobody who asked for it was denied until the entire heap of money disappeared.

Rasul Allah SAW helped in the Household Work

  • The Apostle of God occupied himself at his home like a common man. As ‘Aisha relates, he used to clean his clothes, milch the sheep and himself do his odd jobs. She also says that he would mend his clothes, repair his shoes and do similar other works. When asked how the Prophet occupied himself at home, she replied, “He used to keep himself busy in household chores and went out when the time for prayer came.”
  • The Apostle used to tidy up his house, tether the camels, feed animals, take food with his servants, and help them in kneading flour and bringing provisions from the market.
  •  In another report related on her authority, she is reported to have said, “The Prophet of God  SAW used to repair his shoes, mend his clothes and occupied himself at home even as any of you occupy yourself.” ‘Aisha RA relates, “God’s Messenger was very softhearted, the kindliest of all. He laughed often and smiled much.” Anas says that he had not seen a man who was more clement and nice to his household members than the Apostle of God.” It is related on the authority of ‘Aisha that the Prophet said, “The best of you is one who is most nice to his wife and children and I am the nicest among you.”
    Aisha RA relates, “God’s Messenger was very softhearted, the kindliest of all. He laughed often and smiled much.” Anas RA says that he had not seen a man who was more clement and nice to his household members than the Apostle of God.” It is related on the authority of ‘Aisha that the Prophet said, “The best of you is one who is most nice to his wife and children and I am the nicest among you.”

When Rasul Allah SAW became the Head of State, it didnot bring any Change in his state of Living

  • Rasul Allah SAW  lived a simple and modest life both in Makkah, as a trader and a Messenger, and in Medinah, as the head of the state and Messenger of God. The change in his social status from that of a trader in Makkah to the head of the state of Medinah did not bring any change in his modest living. Umar RA reported the Prophet as saying, “Do not exalt me as the Christians have exalted Jesus son of Mary. I am just His servant, so call me God’s servant and Messenger.”
  • Anas RA reported that the Apostle of God used to visit the sick, attend funerals, ride on a donkey and accept a slave’s invitation for a meal. Jabir states that the Prophet used to slow- down his pace for the sake of the weak and also prayed for them. Anas said: The Prophet accepted an invitation even if he was presented a barley bread and soup whose taste had changed. ” He also reports the Prophet as saying, “I am God’s servant, I eat like a servant and sit like a servant.” Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As says: “Once when the Messenger of God came to my house, I gave him a cushion filled with bark, but he sat down on the floor placing the cushion between me and him.” The Apostle used to tidy up his house, tether the camels, feed animals, take food with his servants, and help them in kneading flour and bringing provisions from the market.

Rasul SAW never refused an invitation

  • Anas said: The Prophet accepted an invitation even if he was presented a barley bread and soup whose taste had changed. ” He also reports the Prophet as saying, “I am God’s servant, I eat like a servant and sit like a servant.” Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As says: “Once when the Messenger of God came to my house, I gave him a cushion filled with bark, but he sat down on the floor placing the cushion between me and him.”

Rasul SAW was Simple and Modest .He had no Pride in his Character .

Anas said: The Prophet accepted an invitation even if he was presented a barley bread and soup whose taste had changed. ” He also reports the Prophet as saying, “I am God’s servant, I eat like a servant and sit like a servant.” Abdullah b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As says: “Once when the Messenger of God came to my house, I gave him a cushion filled with bark, but he sat down on the floor placing the cushion between me and him.” The Apostle used to tidy up his house, tether the camels, feed animals, take food with his servants, and help them in kneading flour and bringing provisions from the market.

A Golden Rule on  How to Develop Modesty and Simplicity 

Rasul SAW is the Best of all Creations. We should Try to learn about the Life and Character of Prophet Muhammad,Our Dear Prophet . You Can Download a Free Book on the Biography of Prophet Muhammad SAW from our Website through this Link- Download Biography of Rasul Allah SAW- The Sealed Nectar   or Read his Biography in a Short Article through this Link . Rasul Allah SAW also showed us  a golden rule of moderation between the two extremes of lavish expenditure and miserliness; neither to be extravagant in ordinary spending as well as in charity, nor to be niggardly. The people who practice this rule in their lives are praised with these words in Quran

“Who are neither extravagant nor miserly in their spending, but keep a just balance between the two extremes.”

 [Qur’aan 25:67]

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Pakistani Actor Hamza Ali Abbasi,ex aetheist to quit acting for Allah and to Spread Islam.


In a video shared by him on Twitter, Hamza Ali Abbasi spoke about his journey – how he became an atheist when he was 14-15 years old and how science “brought him back” being a theist when he went to the US.

“I want to spend the rest of my life talking about God,” Abbasi said in the video-sharing that his decision is based on 10 years research.

Abbasi, who recently married Naimal Khawar, said that now he will try to shape his life in accordance with Islam and will try to spread across the message through various platforms.

“Being an ‘ex-atheist’, I want to share the answers I have received about God with people. I don’t want to debate or convince people, I just want to share,” he said and added that if he will make any movie or show, then it will be about Islam.

Read –What Allah says to the disbelievers


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Man involved in Babri Masjid demolition now builds mosques to wash away guilt


Do you know that Kar sevak from Haryana who was part of Babri Masjid demolition, now preaches Islam, builds masjids ?He has built 90 Mosque so far.

Aamir, a former Shiv Sena leader from Panipat, Haryana often recalls the fateful day of December 6, 1992, that marked the demolition of Babri Masjid.

Aamir said that along with his friend Mohammed Umar, formerly Yogendra Pal, he had vowed to construct the Sri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya demolishing the masjid. Today, the two are fulfilling their pledge to renovate 100 mosques, in an attempt to purge themselves of their sins.

On December 1, 1992, Aamir reached Ayodhya to join thousands of kar sevaks coming from across the country. On December 6 that year, according to Aamir, he was the first man to climb the middle dome.

“We feared that the army might have been deployed in large number. But on ground there was hardly any security, that gave us a boost and we were mentally prepared to demolish the masjid that day,” said Mohammed Aamir.

Aamir along with many other kar sevaks from Sonipat and Panipat demolished the dome with spades and pickaxes.

“When I reached my home town Panipat after that I was given a hero’s welcome by the people,” Aamir said.

“But at home, my family’s reaction shocked me. My secular family denounced my actions. I had participated in the kar seva because I felt strongly about it, but I realized later that I was wrong.”

Mohammed Aamir, born a Rajput, said, “I realized that I had taken law in my hands and violated the constitution of India. Guilty, I embraced Islam.”

Ref :India Today.


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#Hijabisanidentity- Hijab walk to Stop the discrimination and marginalization of Muslim women and girls.


Freedom of religion is a fundamental human right in the Ghanaian legal system. To be specific Article 21 (c) of the 1992 Constitution states: “All persons shall have the right to freedom to practice any religion and to manifest such practice.”

Unfortunately, most Muslim women and girls living in Ghana have dealt with individuals who exert their biases and bigotry into institutional cultures. Thus, making it impossible for Muslim women to wear the hijab as part of their religious freedoms stipulated in the 1992 constitution.

The #Hijabisanidentity campaign pushes for the right of Muslim women who choose to wear the hijab to be free to do so without intimidation from any individual or institution.

Why do Muslim Woman Wear Hijab.

Recently, an invigilator of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) asked a candidate to remove her hijab before sitting her exams. This latest move sparked a recent social media campaign by Islam advocates dubbed: #Hijabisanidentity

They believe the successful campaign which culminated in a massive demonstration in some regions – North, Ashanti and Accra – will help shake up some traditionally-held cultural misconceptions about the female Muslim identity. On Saturday October 12, Ghanaian Muslim women marched for their right to wear the hijab. The #Hijabisanidentity campaign is still on.

Stop policing Women’s bodies!

My hijab, my CHOICE My choice, my right


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Sinéad O’Connor Performs in Hijab.Says : ‘I have been a Muslim all my life and I didn’t realise it’


Dublin: Singer Sinead O’Connor stepped out in a traditional hijab with her son after converting to Islam in October.

The 52-year-old wore a bright red abaya and matching hijab when she appeared on “The Late Late Show” in Dublin on Friday night, reports ” the sun”

Earlier in the day, she arrived at the studio with her son, 15-year-old Shane Lunny, who looks exactly like his mom.

Sinead was dressed more casually in blue trousers, a matching belted shirt, and a navy cardigan. She complete the look with a dark blue headscarf. Shane carried his mother’s red abaya to the venue.

Shane apart, Sinead is also mother to 32-year-old Jake, 23-year-old Roisin and 12-year-old Yeshua.

In October last year, Sinead announced that she had converted to Islam, changing her name to Shuhada Davitt.

Sinéad O’Connor has described how she felt “at home” after reading the Koran and subsequently embracing the Muslim religion.

The singer, who has returned following a five-year hiatus from touring, announced her decision to “revert” to Islam almost a year ago and says she often wears the hijab as a means of signalling her new-found beliefs.

The word ‘revert’ refers to the idea that if you were to study the Koran you would realise that you were a Muslim all your life and you didn’t realise it. That’s what happened to me,” she said on Friday night’s Late Late Show.

“I am 52. I grew up in a very different Ireland to the one that exists now and it was a very oppressed country religiously speaking. And everybody was miserable; nobody was getting any joy in God.

”The singer, who has long captivated audiences with her views on Irish life, spoke about reading the scriptures as a child and later exploring other religious texts “trying to find the truth about God”. She left Islam until last because she held her own prejudices about the religion, she said.

Ref :”The Sun”


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oldest rural mosque

Archeologists finds the World’s Oldest Rural Mosque in Israel


 Archaeologists in Israel have discovered the remains of one of the world’s oldest rural mosques, built around the time Islam arrived in the holy land,

world's oldest rural mosque

The Israel Antiquities Authority estimates that the mosque, uncovered ahead of new construction in the Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert, dates back to the 7th to 8th centuries.

There are large mosques known to be from that period in Jerusalem and in Makkah but it is rare to find a house of prayer so ancient whose congregation is likely to have been local farmers, the antiquities authority said.

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Excavated at the site were the remains of an open-air mosque — a rectangular building, about the size of a single-car garage, with a prayer niche facing south toward Makkah.

“This is one of the earliest mosques known from the beginning of the arrival of Islam in Israel, after the Arab conquest of 636 C.E.,” said Gideon Avni of the antiquities authority.

“The discovery of the village and the mosque in its vicinity are a significant contribution to the study of the history of the country during this turbulent period.”

Source : Arab news


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  1. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was characterized by impeccable qualities of simplicity and modesty from which we can learn a lot and improve our lifestyle to a considerable extent if were to follow his Sunnah.

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