The Grandeur of the Greatest King of Arabia

His house was but a hut with walls of unbaked clay and a thatched roof of palm leaves covered by camel skin and slept in hard mat leaving marks on his body.

Once a few of his disciples, noticing the imprint of his mattress on his body, wished to give him a softer bed but he politely declined the offer saying,

“What do I have to do with the world! I am not in the world but as a traveller seeking shade under a tree, then he catches his breath and leaves it.” [1]

He is like no other:

Nabi Muhammad





Jami` at-Tirmidhi » Chapters On Zuhd:

  1.  نَامَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَلَى حَصِيرٍ فَقَامَ وَقَدْ أَثَّرَ فِي جَنْبِهِ فَقُلْنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ لَوِ اتَّخَذْنَا لَكَ وِطَاءً‏، فَقَالَ ‏‏مَا لِي وَمَا لِلدُّنْيَا مَا أَنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ كَرَاكِبٍ اسْتَظَلَّ تَحْتَ شَجَرَةٍ ثُمَّ رَاحَ وَتَرَك

“The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) was sleeping upon a mat, then he stood, and the mat had left marks on his side. We said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! We could get a bed for you.’ He said: ‘What do I have to do with the world! I am not in the world but as a traveller seeking shade under a tree, then he catches his breath and leaves it.”

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  1. The greatest of the Prophets ie, Prophet Muhammad (saaw), Alhamdulillah we are Muslims in Our Prophet’s (saw) Ummah..

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  2. Beautiful Hadith! It made my day!

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  3. If he was from the West he would be revered as “Muhammad the Great”.

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    • What a man of God he is our beloved, from your article:


      No reader of his biography can fail to be struck by his great abstemiousness and frugal habits of living. To the end of his days, even after the great riches resulting from the conquests began to accrue to the Muslims, he kept those same habits. He refused to eat bread made of refined flour, and never allowed himself to eat wheat bread on two successive days. Of barley bread?the cheapest then?he did not once have his fill; and he never ate gravy with bread more than once a day, nor combined any two of bread, dates and meat in one meal; in fact, he never had two full meals on the same day. He abstained from even making personal use, either for himself or for any member of his family, of the zakat, the tithe of alms paid by Muslims into the treasury. The proceeds of the land received as his share of the booty he always distributed among the needy. It is sufficient in this respect to note that, despite that great wealth, he himself died not only poor, but virtually penniless. One of his companions said: “He left neither a gold coin, nor a silver coin, nor a man-slave, nor a woman-slave, nor a sheep, nor a camel.”16 In fact, at the time of his death, his coat-of-mail was mortgaged with a certain merchant for thirty measures of barley which he had purchased to feed his large family.

      Thus died the man who had conquered all Arabia, and to whom one-fifth of the great spoils was paid.

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  4. The Prophet chose the station of al-‘ubudiyyah (slavery and servitude) over and above the station of kingship.
    Once – on the day of the conquest of Makkah – a man stood-up (out of reverence) for the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, who, being shocked, said to him:

    “Do not trouble yourself! Indeed I am not a king. Rather I am merely the son of a Qurayshi woman who eats dry meat.”

    Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

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