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Unformatted text preview: hmad. Al-Haythami said, `the narrators are trustworthy') On a different occasion, the Prophet went out with his Companions to either pray Dhuhr or `Asr, while he was holding al-Hasan or al-Husayn. He walked to the place of prayer, sat the child down and initiated the prayer by saying the Takbeer. When
289 Run away from problems! 41 the Prophet fell into prostration, he stayed there longer than usual such that the Companions thought that perhaps something might have happened to him. He then raised his head from prostration. After the prayer was concluded, his Companions asked him, "O Messenger of Allah! In this prayer you prostrated the way you never have before. Is there anything you were ordered with by Allah? Or were you receiving revelation?" The Prophet said,"It was none of that. But my son was riding on my back and I disliked that I should take him off so quickly, so I waited until he had finished." (al-Hakim in al-Mustadrak, classified Sahih) He once visited Umm Hani bint Abi Talib may Allah be pleased with her whilst he was hungry. He said, "Do you have any food I can eat?" She replied, "Nothing but dry bread, and I am too embarrassed to give it to you." He said, "Bring it." She brought it, broke it into pieces in water, and brought some salt and spread it all over it. The Prophet began to eat this bread soaked with water. He then turned to Umm Hani and said, "Do you have anything to be eaten with bread?" She said, "I do not have anything, O Messenger of Allah, except some vinegar." He said, "Bring it." She brought it and poured it over his food, and the Prophet 290 Run away from problems! 41 ate from it. He then thanked Allah and said, "How good is vinegar with bread!" Yes, he used to live his life as it was, and accepted the reality as it was. On his journey to Hajj, the Prophet set out with his Companions and stopped over somewhere. The Prophet went away to relieve himself, then came to a pool of water to mak...
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