Sunday, February 04, 2007

The Pride Of the Universe

One day Umar came to the blessed hurse of the Prophet [PeaceBe Upon Him]. He gazed into the room. It was almost empty. There was a mat woven from date leaves. The Prophet [Peace be Upon Him] was sleeping on it. The dry leaves of the straw mat left their prints on the blessed body. There was some barley flour in a corner. Next to it, there was a water container. Nothing else was in the room. His wealth consisted of these items at such a time when all Arabia bowed before his power. Umar sighed when he saw the situation. He could not keep himself from crying. As tears came from Umar's eyes, the Prophet asked:
"Why do you cry, O Umar?"
Umar replied:
"Why should i not cry? O Messenger of Allah! The emperors of Rome and Iran are swimming in comfort! Yet, Rasulullah is sleeping on a simple mat filled date with leaves!"
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) comforted Umar and said to him:
"O Umar! Let Ceasar and the emperor of Iran enjoy this world! The enjoyment of the Hereafter is enough for us!"


Extract taken from 'The Prophet of Mercy- Muhammad' By Osman Nuri Topbas -Translated by Abdullah Penmen.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

those stories just never get old...they always have the same effect on a person....and then 5 min later we are back to normal.....why is that???

2:54 PM  
Blogger *Under*Cuver*Sister* said...

Subhannallah so unfortunately true.
i guess its because we dont realise their meaning until its too late.

May Allah help us all to realise the truths of the life of this world, May He help us get near to Him and aid us in lifes struggles and the battles with our nafs. Ameen.

7:34 PM  

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