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Considering the World to be Worthless and Insignificant and Renouncing it- Sh. Husayn al-Awaayishah

 

Indeed the love of this world is a reason behind the hardening of the heart and it diverts one away from the way of Allâh. Verily abstention and renunciation of this world causes the heart to soften, increases its khushû’ and causes the eyes to weep tearfully.

 

So beware of becoming too much at ease with the world. You must renounce this world and consider it insignificant as much as you can in this way, and read books which urge to you do this (with regards to this subject refer to chapters 54, 55 of Riyâd us Salihîn)

Contemplate the guidance of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) when renouncing the world, ponder over his difficult and tough lifestyle with regards to his food, drink, clothing and furniture, etc.

It is reported by ‘Aisha (radiAllahu anha) that

“The family of Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) since their arrival in Madînah had not eaten wheat bread to their satisfaction for three consecutive nights until the Prophet saw passed away”

(Bukhârî, Muslim)

 

On the authority of Abû Hurayrah (radiAllahu anhu) who said

“The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) left the world and he had not eaten barley bread to his fill.”

(Bukhârî)

 

On the authority of ‘Aisha (radiAllahu anha) who said that

“The family of Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) had not eaten barely bread to their fill for two consecutive days until, the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) passed away”.

[Muslim]

 

On the authority of ‘Urwah that ‘Aisha (radiAllahu anha) said to him:

“O my nephew. We used to see three moons in the space of two months and fire was not kindled in the house of Allâh’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).”

 

So I (‘Urwah) asked, “What was your means of sustenance?” 

She replied “The two black things: dates and water. However Allâh’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) had some Ansar as neighbors who had animal, which gave milk, and they used to send some of the milk to Allâh’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) which he served us with”.

(Muslim, Bukhârî)

 

On the authority of Anas (radiAllahu anhu) who said

“I never knew the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) to have eaten ragheef (a flat loaf of bread) until he passed away”

(Bukhârî and Muslim)

 

On the authority of Samâk who aid that I heard al-Nu’man ibn Bashir say

“Do you not eat and drink as much as you wish? Whereas I have seen that your Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) could not even find a sufficient amount of an inferior quality of date to fill his stomach”

(Muslim)

 

On the authority of ‘Aisha (radiAllahu anha) who said

“The bed of the Messenger of Allâh (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was made of animal skin filled with fibres”

(Muslim, Bukhârî)

 

Life of this world-islam

 

On the authority of Abû Burdah who said

“Aisha (radiAllahu anha) brought out to us a coarse upper garments and lower garment (izar), and she said that the Messenger of Allâh (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) had passed away in these two”.

(Muslim, Bukhârî)

 

Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiAllahu anhu) reported that:

“The Messenger of Allâh (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) took hold of my shoulder and said

“Be in this world as if you were a strange or a passer by”.

 

And Ibn ‘Umar used to say

“If you live until the evening then do not expect to live until the following morning. And if you live until the morning, then do not expect to see the evening. Take from your health for your sickness and from your life for your death”.

(Bukhârî)

 

So hasten, O brother and sister, towards living like the stranger or the wayfarer in your conduct, manners, behaviour, food, drink , housing and in anything else you are able to do so. We should observe and await the arrival of our original abode (paradise). Therefore we should not expect to live until morning if we are alive in the evening and likewise we should not expect to live until the evening if we are alive in the morning. Thus we should not put off repentance, returning back to Allâh and carrying out the rights which are upon us, or even performing a good deed.

 

We should be conducting ourselves (in our daily lives) as if we can see the scenes of the Day of Resurrection with our own eyes. We should take from our health for our illness and assign our health towards accomplishing acts of obedience as well as to make the most of our lives so that we can be saved from the terrors that follow death. Does the stranger who is away from his country, family, children, kinsfolk and relatives strive in order to build a castle in a foreign land?! Or does the wayfarer live in an isolated cul-de-sac?!

 

And you – May Allâh have mercy upon you – are a stranger in this world, far away from the home of Paradise, far away from your spouse and children there. And this is only if you are from the People of Paradise. Then how is it if you have no home in Paradise, nor a family nor children, but you have the punishment; an unseen evil waiting for you?!

 

So beware of leading a life of ease and comfort as Allâh’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said

“Beware of leading a life of ease and comfort for verily the real slaves of Allâh are not those who live in ease and comfort”

(Ahmad, Abû Nu’aym in al-Hilyah. Sh. Albani said its chain of narration is good in al-Mishkat)

 

So necessary for you is al-Badhâdhah, as the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has said

” Al-Badhâdhah is from iman”.

(Ibn Mâjah, sahîh)

And al Badhâdhah means leading a simple life.

 

[Book: Weeping from the fear of Allah, page 30-31 by Sh. Husayn al-Awaayishah ]

 

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