Abdullah ibn Mas'ud RA narrates:
"Rasulullah SAW slept on a straw mat. When he stood up (we noticed) the straw mat left marks on the body of Rasulullah SAW (due to the straw mat being rough).
Abdullah ibn Mas'ud said:
"Oh Prophet of Allah! Had you ordered us we would have spread (a comfortable bed) for you. "
(Upon that) Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
"I do not have any love for the (comforts of the) world. My relationship with the (comfort of the) world is nothing but like a traveller who (while travelling) seeks shadow under a tree and rest there and thereafter leaves." (Mishkat: Mi’raj)
Abdullah ibn Mas'ud RA narrates that Rasulullah SAW said:
"The two feet of the son of Adam will not move away on the Day of Qiyamat until he is questioned (by Allah) regarding five things:
1. His life, in what did he spend it;
2. His youth, where did he pass it;
3. His wealth, where did he earn it, and in what did he spend it;
4. Did he practise on what he learnt. (Mishkat: Mi'raj) "
Wednesday, 9 May 2007