Ibn Salmaan says that he heard one of
the sahabah of our nabee sallal-laahu alayhi wa sallam narrating, " When we had
won the battle of khayber, we began to buy and sell among ourselves the booty
that had fallen to our lot. One of us came and said 'O rasoolullaah sallal-laahu
alayhi wa sallam, no one else has earned so much profit as i have obtained in
today's trade.' How much did you earn?' asked rasoolullaah sallal-laahu alayhi
wa sallam. He replied, ' I kept selling and buying till i earned a net profit of
three hundred ooqiya of silver.' Rasoolullaah sallal-laahu alayhi wa sallam
said, ' Shall I inform you of something better than that?' He exclaimed, ' Do
tell me, O rasool of Allah.' Rasoolullaah sallal-laahu alayhi wa sallam
remarked, ' Two raka'At nafl after obligatory salaah.' "
Three hundred ooqiya of silver come to about thirty six and a half Kgs.
According to nabee sallal-laahu alayhi wa sallam, the perishable gain of this
world stands no comparison with the everlasting gain of the aakhirah. Our life
will be pleasant and worth living if we develop our eemaan to an extent where
two raka'At of salaah, in our sight, are more valuable than all the riches of
this world. Salaah is really a great treasure and that is why the nabee
sallal-laahu alayhi wa sallam has called it " the comfort of His eyes " and has
enjoined its observance right upto His last breath. Ummu Salamah radiyal-laahu
a'nha narrates that the last words of nabee sallal-laahu alayhi wa sallam, which
he could hardly utter, were about taking care of the salaah and kindness towards
May Allaah guide us all. Allah Hafiz.
eemaan --> faith ; salaah --> prayer ; aakhirah --> judgement day