His Home

Since God’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم recognized that this life is a temporary one, that the journey in this world will eventually reach its intended destination, and that the abode of the hereafter is the permanent one, he and his blessed companions gave little attention to details concerning reconstruction, restoration, renovation, and expansion of their homes, or to building imposing structures. They mostly considered their homes as temporary shelters, and they were similar to travelers’ lodging houses. Their homes were intended to protect them from cold and heat, to give them privacy, and to fence them against the intrusion of domestic animals. The believers mostly cared for a roof over their head, and any restorations they did to their homes were structural and necessary at the time. The Medinites’ homes were simple, practical, well ventilated, and they were free and distant from any contaminated lands. God’s Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم liked perfume, and his house was most fragrant. Entering it was most pleasing to one’s heart and soul, for therein lived the most blessed and most exalted of God’s creation, and as the of God’s messengers, to him came the divine revelation to guide humanity out of darkness into light.

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