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He (PBUH) would sit comfortably with them laugh with them and host a guest from among them

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
58 2024/05/12 2024/05/12
Article translated to : العربية

Abu Hurayrah narrated

“The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said one day while a Bedouin man was present: ‘A man from the people of Paradise asked his Lord permission to grow crops. So Allah said: ‘Do you not have everything you desire?’ He said: ‘Of course, but I love to plant.’ So the man planted the seeds, which immediately grew and then was harvested until it was like mountains. So Allah said: ‘Here you go, O son of Adam, for nothing satisfies you!’

The Bedouin man said: ‘By Allah, this man must be from the Quraysh or the Ansaar, for they are farmers. As for us (Bedouins) then we do not farm!’ So the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam laughed (at the cleverness of his statement).”1

Thawbaan, the freed slave of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi
wa sallam, said that a guest from the Bedouins came to us, so the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, sat with him in front of his houses. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, started asking the man about the people’s happiness with Islam and the prayer. The man continued to give the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, good news until I saw the Prophet’s face glowing. Then when midday approached and it was timeto eat, the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, called me over and quietly told me: “Go to the house of ‘Aa’ishah and tell her the Prophet of Allah has a guest.” She said: “By the one who sent you with the guidance and true religion, we do not have anything in our home for someone to eat.” He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then sent me back to his other wives, and they all said as ‘Aa’ishah said: until I saw the face of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, turn gloomy.

The Bedouin man was intelligent, so he realized what was happening
and said to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “We, the people of the desert, are used to difficult times, not like the people of the cities. One of us is sufficed by a few dates and a small drink of milk, and that is the best meal for us.” When he said that, a goat called “Thamraa” that was already milked passed by. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, called it by its name, saying: “Thamraa, Thamraa” so it came to him making a sound. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, took it by its leg and

wiped its udder, saying: “In the name of Allah.” Its udder filled up with milk, and he called for a container so I brought one to him. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, started milking it and said: “In the name of Allah,” and he filled it up. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then said: “Pass it to him inthe name of Allah.”

I gave the milk to the guest and he drank a large amount, and he wanted to put it down nted to put it down. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, told him: “Drink again,” so he drank again until he wanted to put it down. 

The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, told him: “Drink again,” until he became full. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then milked it again and said: “In the name of Allah” and filled it up, then he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Send this to ‘Aa’ishah and she may drink as much as she wants.” I came back to him, so he milked the goat again and said: “In the name of Allah,” and filled it up, and he sent me to all of his wives. Every time one of them drank he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would send me to the next one, saying: “In the Name of Allah.” He did this until they all sent it
back, and I came back to him. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Give it to me” so I gave it to him and he drank what Allah willed for him to drink. Then he gave it to me and I drank from it a drink that was sweeter than honey, and more fragrant than musk. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then said: “O Allah, bless the owners regarding it (i.e. the goat).”[2]

المراجع

  1. Reported by Al-Bukhaari (2348).
  2.  Reported by Al-Aajurriyy in his book Ash-Sharee’ah (1048).
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