Daily Archives: August 22, 2014
Share Your Food (Hadith No. 2160)
Hadith no. 2159 (below) is a repeat. Read it here.
Volume 3, Book 43, Number 662:
Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “There was an Israeli man called Juraij, while he was praying, his mother came and called him, but he did not respond to her call. He said (to himself) whether he should continue the prayer or reply to his mother. She came to him the second time and called him and said, “O Allah! Do not let him die until he sees the faces of prostitutes.” Juraij used to live in a hermitage. A woman said that she would entice Juraij, so she went to him and presented herself (for an evil act) but he refused. She then went to a shepherd and allowed him to commit an illegal sexual intercourse with her and later she gave birth to a boy. She alleged that the baby was from Juraij. The people went to Juraij and broke down his hermitage, pulled him out of it and abused him. He performed ablution and offered the prayer, then he went to the male (baby) and asked him; “O boy! Who is your father?” The baby replied that his father was the shepherd. The people said that they would build for him a hermitage of gold but Juraij asked them to make it of mud only.”
Book of Oppressions [Kitaab-ul-Mazaalim] ends here.
Book of Partnership [Kitaab-ush-Sharikah] starts today..
Volume 3, Book 44, Number 663:
Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah (radiallaahu `anhu):
“Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) sent an army towards the east coast and appointed Abu ‘Ubaida bin Al-Jarrah (radiallaahu `anhu) as their chief, and the army consisted of three-hundred men including myself. We marched on till we reached a place where our food was about to finish. Abu- ‘Ubaida (radiallaahu `anhu) ordered us to collect all the journey food and it was collected. My (our) journey food was dates. Abu ‘Ubaida kept on giving us our daily ration in small amounts from it, till it was exhausted. The share of everyone of us used to be one date only.” I said, “How could one date benefit you?” Jabir (radiallaahu `anhu) replied, “We came to know its value when even that too finished.” Jabir added, “When we reached the sea-shore, we saw a huge fish which was like a small mountain. The army ate from it for eighteen days. Then Abu ‘Ubaida ordered that two of its ribs be fixed and they were fixed in the ground. Then he ordered that a she-camel be ridden and it passed under the two ribs (forming an arch) without touching them.”
Sharing puts barakah in food and Allah provides from sources we can’t imagine. So have a heart. Share.