Simplicity is a part of faith

World's Most Influential Man

  • CLOTHING: "The sleeves of his shirt reached his wrists." (Tirmidhi)
    Portrays his humility, as excessive clothing used to be considered a sign of pride

  • BEDDING: "He slept on a straw mat which left marks on his body." (Ibn Masud)
    "What have I to do with the world? I am like a rider who had sat under a tree for its shade, then went away and left it." (Tirmidhi)

  • FOOD: "The Prophet PBUH neither ate on a dining cloth, not ate soft bread throughout his life." (Bukhari)
    His eating habits were exceedingly simple

  • ROUTINE: "The early hours are blessed for my nation" (Tirmidhi)
    There are blessings and goodness in these early hours. Also a secret to productivity and success


Prophet PBUH lived very humbly but remember that Islam does not prohibit a person from possessing luxuries and the finery of this world, provided that one remains grateful to Allah, and helps the poor financially with one's resources.

After the passing of the Prophet PBUH- when Islam spread to distant lands and the Muslims became more advanced both technologically and militarily-wealth flowed into Madinah and other parts of the Muslim world. 

The companions would then remember the simple life led by the Prophet PBUH. 

"The one among you who wakes up secure in his property, healthy in his body and has his food for the day, it is as if the whole world were brought to him."


Prophet Muhammad PBUH had 11 patches on his clothing when he passed away. 

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