PIETY AND SCRUPULOUSNESS The habits and traits of character of the Sahabah, as
a whole, are worth following, as they were the people specially chosen
and selected by Allah to be the companions of His beloved Prophet
(Sallallaho alaihe wasallam). The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam)
"I have been sent in the best period of human history."
The time of the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam] was itself
a blessed period, and the people favoured with his company were
really the cream of that age.
The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) accepts a woman's invitation
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam] was once returning from
a funeral, when a woman invited him to partake of some food at her
house. He went in with some of his Sahabah. When the food was served,
it was noticed that the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) was
trying to chew a morsel, but it would simply not go down his throat.
"It seems that the animal has been slaughtered without the
permission of its owner."
The woman said:
"0, Prophet of Allah! I had asked a man to purchase
a goat for me from the market, but he could not obtain one. My
neighbour also had recently purchased a goat. So I sent the man
thither with some money to buy the same from him: My neighbour
was out and his wife made over the goat to my man."
The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) directed her to go and
serve the meat to the captives.
It has been noted of pious and saintly Muslims that food obtained
from doubtful sources would simply not go down their throats. So
this is not such a surprising thing in the case of the Prophet (Sallallaho
alaihe wasallam), who is the fountain-head of all piety.
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