‘My stuff’ is not part of me!

Once Umar Ibn al-Khattab (radhi allahu anhu) entered upon the Messenger of Allah (sws) when he was lying on a mat of palm fibers that had left marks on his side.

Umar (ra) said: “O Messenger of Allah, why do you not get something more comfortable than this?”

He (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said:
“What do I have to do with this world? My relationship with this world is like that of a traveler on a hot summer’s day, who seeks shade under a tree for an hour, then moves on.”

[Musnad Ahmad and al-Hakim. Saheeh al-Jamee (5545)]


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