The Prophet’s Gift

Whenever the Prophet’s (pbuh) followers reaped their first harvest, they brought early, fresh fruits to him. Then he would distribute them among those who sat around him. One morning, a poor man brought one fruit from his small farm and gave it to the Prophet..

The Prophet (pbuh) accepted the gift, tasted it and then went on eating it alone while the companions watched. One of those present meekly said,

“O Prophet of Allah, have you overlooked the right of those who watch while you eat?”

The Prophet (pbuh) smiled and waited till the man who had brought the fruit had gone. Then he said,

“I tasted the fruit and it was not yet ripe. Had I allowed you to have some of it, someone would have definitely shown his distaste, thus disappointing the poor man who brought this gift. Rather than make him feel bitter, I accepted the bitterness.”

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by adikbongsu on October 9, 2007 at 8:11 am

    Salam sister,

    This is one of my favourite story abt our Prophet pbuh. 🙂
    From the story you can see what a great character he had. He always put others before himself. Truly our Prophet Muhammad pbuh, was the greatest teacher ever.

    Jazakillah sister 🙂


  2. Thanks fot sharing this with all of us, It is a very beautiful story of our beloved prophet S.A.S, May Allah bless Prophet Muhammad S.A.S and his family.


  3. This Qisas site has very good stories. I like it! 🙂


  4. mash’Allah I love this story! Thanks for posting. May Allah reward you.ameen


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