So great and eminent a personality, is this great Prophet – Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wasallam, whose Kingdom encircles the East and the West and whose greatness and stature, is heard in all the Seven Heavens; yet, there is no ornamentation in his house. In his entire blessed life, he did not even get a stomach full of dried dates and wheat to eat!
“The possessor of the entire universe, yet, coarse wheat is his food,May there be a thousand salams upon his blessed appetite”
Look at his regal robes! Nearly seventy patches adorn them. Most amazing of all, even those pieces of cloth for the patchwork are not of the same fabric! For nearly two continuous months, no smoke is seen in the Royal Kitchen, (preparing any food). This is the condition of his worldly life. And when we look at his Religious Existence, we take an oath that the entire universe sings his praises.
“He is the true leader of the entire universe, yet, though there is nothing (externally) with him, the treasures of both worlds are found in his bare hands!”
At this time, let us emphasize that these trials and tribulations are happily carried out by him. He has not been made helpless.
Salla Allahu ‘alayhi wasallam!
Taken from Shaykh Hasan Rida Khan’s *Karbala – The Mirror of Qiyamah*