The hadith of austerity in appearance:
Abu Umamah bin Tha'labah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Companions of the Messenger of Allah
mentioned the life of the world before him. He
said, "Do you not hear? Do you not hear? Simplicity (in life);( Wearing old clothes) , simplicity is part of Faith."
Grade : Da’if
Ibn 'Abdul-Barr (May Allah be pleased with him) said: this hadith’ s Isnad was disagreed that it couldn’t’ be sahih (reliable) any more, its grade is weak ( Da’if)
It was narrated that Wa'il bin Hujr said:
"I came to the Prophet [SAW] and I had long hair. He said: 'It is not good,' and I thought he meant me, so I went and cut my hair. He said: 'I did not mean you, but this is better.'"
Prophet Muhammad [SAW] also loved perfumes and good scent.
Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) was asked about his smell, she said the best scent ever.
In Sahih al-Bukhari it was narrated on the authority of Anas. That he never smelled musk or perfumed smoke more pleasant than the smell of Allah's Messenger
His whole life is good and he smells good.
When prophet Muhammad died, Abu Bakr (RA) came and uncovered the face of Allah's Messenger, kissed him and said, "Let my mother and father be sacrificed for you, (O Allah's Messenger ( ﷺ)
you are good in life and in death.
Prophet Muhammad hated to have a bad smell, so that he didn’t use to eat uncooked onion or garlic.
Abu Ayyub al-Ansari was freaked out fearing it’s unlawful. He asked the Messenger of Allah if because they are unlawful, Prophet Muhammad [SAW] said: No, but I always speak in private to my Lord (Allah).
It was recorded by the whole Muslims’ A'immah (leaders) that prophet Muhammad [SAW] prohibited those who have eaten these plants; onion and garlic, They should not approach the Masjids and groups of Muslims so as not to annoy/ harm other people with such bad / stinky smell.
Prophet Muhammad desired for a Muslim to smell good and not to harm others with his odor
The loyal / faithful friend ..
Another materialistic feature is the faithful friend.
In sahih sunnah, It was narrated that Abu Hurairah said:
"The Messenger of Allah [SAW] said: 'The wealth of none of you has benefited me as much as the wealth of Abu Bakr.'" Abu Bakr wept and said: 'O Messenger of Allah, I and my wealth are only for you, O Messenger of Allah.'"
How pleasant it is for someone to have a friend in this world to accompany and help/ support him.
ABU bakr rejoiced by accompanying prophet Muhammad in the blessed migration and proved that joy was a responsibility; He prepared two great mounts( camels).
One for the prophet , and the other for himself.
When they set off their journey, ABU bakr (RA) endured Amir ibn Fuhayra, the guide, sharing him his mount, and left the Messenger of Allah to ride alone on his own, as been mentioned in
(alrwd al’anf fy tfsyr alsyrah alnbwyah labn hsham )
;A book that explains the biography of the prophet.
By ABU qasim al-saheli (508 ah-1114/581 ah 1185), the book examines the biography of the prophet [SAW].
Isn’t it beautiful to have a faithful friend who gave you preference over himself.
You tell him that you would accompany him, so he hastened to prepare for that, and Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: He was crying joyfully to accompany the Messenger of Allah [SAW]
Most people nowadays complain of bad companies, even spouses.
How many distressed from the company of their wives, and how many distressed from the company of their husbands.
They had what is called " a grueling company."
In Quran and sunnah / In Islam the company should be considering, selfless and rejoicing not grueling.
Prophet Muhammad said that in every missionary work/ while inviting people to Islam, all people hesitated and were reluctant somehow to embrace Islam, except for ABU bakr (May Allah be pleased with him).
What a pleasant fate for a person to have an unhesitating friend, if being invited to good deeds.
In Fiqh, there is an incident that indicates the extent of ABU Bakr's love, support and approval to his friend (SAW).
It was narrated that Makhul (RA) used to do wudu ( Perform ablution (after eating) anything touched by fire / eating cooked food, as he thought it was an order of
Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
He saw later that ABU bakr (RA) didn’t do so, the next time Makhul (RA) ate cooked food, his friends asked him : weren’t you going to perform ablution?!
Makhoul (RA) said: Abu bakr (RA) doesn't do wudu after eating cooked food, and he prefers to fall from heaven to earth than to contradict the Messenger of Allah.
Abu Huraira said that he heard God’s messenger say, “Perform ablution because of anything which has been touched by fire.” Muslim transmitted it. The illustrious shaikh and imam Muhyi as-Sunna said that this is abrogated by the tradition of Ibn ‘Abbas who said that God’s messenger ate a shoulder of mutton, then prayed without performing ablution. (Bukhari and Muslim.)