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Beautiful Manners Of Rasûlullah (Part 1)

It is written in the book Zâd-ul-Mukwîn that there was an old woman who was Rasûlullah's 'sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam' neighbor. She sent her daughter to Rasûlullah 'sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam' to beg of him, "I do not have a dress to cover myself when praying. Send me a dress to cover myself for namâz." Rasûlullah 'sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam' did not have any dresses at the moment. He took the loose robe off his blessed body and sent it to the woman. When it was time for namâz, he couldn't go to the mosque without clothes. The Ashâb-i kirâm 'rahmatullâhi ta'âlâ 'alaihim ajma'în', hearing about this, said, "Hadrat Rasûlullah 'sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam' is so generous that he has no clothes left; therefore, he cannot come to the mosque for jamâ'at. Let us give all we have to the poor, too."

Consequently Allâhu ta'âlâ sent down the twenty-ninth âyat of Sûrat-ul-Isrâ. First, He commanded His darling not to be stingy, or not to give nothing; then He commanded him not to give so much as to fall into straits, to miss the namâz, or to become worried! He ordered moderation in giving alms!

That day, after prayer, Hadrat Alî 'kerrem-Allâhu wejheh' came to Rasûlullah and said, "O Rasûlallah 'sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam'! Today I borrowed eight dirhams of silver to spend for the subsistence of my family. I'll give you half of them. Buy a loose robe for yourself." Rasûlullah 'sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam' bought a robe for two dirhams. While he was going to buy food with the remaining two dirhams, he saw a blind man, who sat down and kept saying, "Who will give me a shirt for Allah's sake and in turn be blessed with the garments of Paradise?" He gave the robe he had bought to the blind man. When the blind man took the robe, he smelled a fragrant scent like musk. He realized that it was from the blessed hand of Rasûlullah 'sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam' because everything which Rasûlullah 'sall-Allâhu alaihi wa sallam' had worn once would smell like musk, even if it had been worn to pieces.