Narrated Abu Hazim: I heard Sahl bin Saad saying, "A woman brought a Burda (i.e. a square piece of cloth having edging). I asked, Do you know what a Burda is? They replied in the affirmative and said, "It is a cloth sheet with woven margins." Sahl went on, "She addressed the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] and said, I have woven it with my hands for you to wear. The Prophet took it as he was in need of it, and came to us wearing it as a waist sheet. One of us said, 0 Allaahs Messenger of Allaah! Give it to me to wear. The Prophet agreed to give it to him. The Prophet sat with the people for a while and then returned (home), wrapped that waist sheet and sent it to him. The people said to that man, You havent done well by asking him for it when you know that he never turns down anybodys request. The man replied, By Allaah, I have .not asked him for it except to use it as my shroud when I die." Sahl added;"Later it (i.e. that sheet) was his shroud,"
Source: Sahih AI-Bukhari
The person did what he did by asking for the cloth because he loved the Messenger of Allaah. We can also hope for the same by dressing ourselves with the lifestyle of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) as his simple lifestyle is the most beloved.
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