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18 Oct 2012

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in his home

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عن عائشة – رضي الله عنها – أنها سئلت عن النبي – صلى الله عليه و سلم – ما كان يصنع في بيته؟ قالت : كان يكون في مهنة أهله       فإذا حضرت الصلاة خرج إلى الصلاة

“Aisha was asked: ‘What did the Prophet used to do in his house?’ She replied, ‘He used to keep himself busy serving his family and when it was the time for As-Salat (prayer), he would go for it.”


A Brief Explanation

Allah has chosen the best of situations for His Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم). He has given him the best of speech, intelligence and mannerisms. These things made him the best of examples in terms of all affairs of life. We see this in the statement of Allah, when He says, {Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.} [33:21].

His companions use to try to follow his way exactly. They used to do everything he did and try to be exactly as he was from what they witnessed. There were though, times where he was not around them and they did not witness how he was so that try to follow his example. Most of these times were when he was at home. So to find a solution to this problem, they would ask those that knew. When they asked Aisha – may Allah be pleased with her – she answered by informing them about the Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و سلم) way of helping out around the home and how he was diligent in doing this.

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم)  used to milk his sheep, clean his shoes and mend his own garments. When it came time to pray, he would leave off the work he was doing around the house and go pray. This is proof that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) used to take care of the rights of both his family as well as the rights of Allah. We see from this that he did not concern himself with one set of rights and leave off the other.

He (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was the best of examples in terms of carrying out responsibilities and keeping the rights of all of those who have rights over him.



That which is extracted from this statement:

* The virtues of helping out around the house.

* The recommendation of upholding both the rights of Allah and the rights of the people.

* The importance of the establishment of the prayers in congregation in the Masaajid.

* The over whelming desire  of the companions in terms of wanting to know everything about the ways of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) so that they can follow in his footsteps perfectly in all matters.

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