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Ramadan 2007 (Seerat-e-Mustufa (S.A.W))


The Roti (Bread) of Umme Sulaim (R.A)

Hazrat Abu Talha (R.A) once entered his home and asked his wife, Syedah Umme Sulaim (R.A) if she had any food, as he had heard Rasoolullah’s (S.A.W) voice sounding weak from hunger.

She wrapped a few rotis made from barley in a scarf and sent it with Hazrat Anas (R.A) to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), who was then in Musjidun-Nabwee with the Sahabahs (R.A).

Rasoolullah (S.A.W) asked, “Has Abu Talha (R.A) sent you with food?” He replied “Yes”. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) then proceeded with his Sahabah to Hazrat Abu Talha’s (R.A) home, while Hazrat Anas (R.A) ran ahead to inform Sayyidah Umme Sulaim (R.A) that  Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and his Sahabah were coming.

Hazrat Abu Talha (R.A) became very excited upon hearing this and came out of his home to welcome his honoured guests.

When Rasoolullah (S.A.W) entered the house He instructed Umme Sulaim (R.A) to gather whatever food she had before him, who brought forward the very rotis sent with Hadrat Anas (R.A). She was then instructed to make them into small pieces, and also mix ghee into the small pieces of roti as a condiment.

Groups of 10 people were thereafter called in the house and given this to eat. It was the miracle of Rasoolullah (S.A.W) that, on that day, these few pieces of bread sufficiently fed approximately 70 or 80 people. (Bukhari Sharif, Vol. 1, Page 505).

Sayyidah Umme Malik’s (R.A) Leather Bag

A leather bag used to be in the possession of Sayyidah Umme Malik (R.A) in which she would send ghee as a gift to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W).

This bag contained so many blessings that when her children would ask for something to eat, and there was nothing to give, she would remove ghee from this bag and give it to them. The bag sufficed in giving ghee for a very long time, until one day, she squeezed it until it was completely empty, and was later asked, after presenting herself before Rasoolullah (S.A.W) “Have you completely emptied the bag?” Sayyidah Umme Malik (R.A) replied “Yes.” He (S.A.W) then said, “If you had not squeezed it empty but left it in it’s condition – ghee would have continuously come out of it.” (Mishkaat Shareef)