Muhammad  PBUH was also a very hospitable person. Even before he was raised to  the  status  of  Prophethood, he was known as a hospitable and generous man. Nobody ever went away from him empty handed. He used to feed the poor, the  needy, the widows and orphans and was very popular among the people of Makkah.  In  Medinah, his hospitality knew no bounds and his house was open to  all;  rich  and  poor, friend and foe, all came to him and were treated very  generously  by  him.  People  used  to come in large numbers from all
directions,  and he entertained them all and served them personally. Nobody ever went back without having received something from him.

His  hospitality was not confined to Muslims alone, but was extended to all human  beings,  irrespective  of  caste or creed. Polytheists and Jews, all were  his guests and he entertained them all, without any distinction. When a  Christian  deputation came from Abyssinia, he kept them in his house and served  them  personally  throughout  their stay. Once a polytheist was his guest. He gave him the milk of one goat and he drank it all. He was given a second  goat's  milk, which he drank as well. In this way he drank the milk of  seven  goats  but Muhammad PBUH did not stop offering him milk until he was  satisfied.  Sometimes  it so happened that the guests ate all that was available  in the house and nothing was left for the Prophet and his family to  eat, so they had to go without food that night. This was not an unusual occurrence  in  the  Prophet's  house..  The poorest and the most destitute among  the companions were the As'hab Suffah, who were the permanent guests of  the Muslims. Most of the time they were the guests of Muhammad. Once he said,  "Anyone  who  has  enough  food for two persons should take three of them,  he  who  has enough for four should take five of them with him." Abu Bakr  took three of them with him while Muhammad PBUH took ten of them with

Abu Hurairah told a very distressing story of his hunger and starvation. He was  one of the As'hab Suffah. He said, "One in. utter starvation, I sat on the  main  highway. Abu Bakr passed that way and I, to invite his attention to  my  humble state, asked him about a verse of the Qur'an. He went by and did not take any notice of my condition. The same thing happened with Umar, and  he  also  did  not pay much attention to me. Then God's Messenger came
along and, seeing me smiled and said, 'Come with me.' When he arrived home, he saw a cup of milk and enquired about it. He was told that it was sent as a gift to him. He asked me to bring all the people of the Suffah. I brought them  all with me. He gave me the cup of milk and asked me to distribute it among them all."

Muhammad  pbuh was extremely hospitable and entertained all who came to his house.  He  also taught his companions verbally as well as by his practical example to be hospitable to all.

Allah Bless U all with his mercy and blessings  - Ameen.

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