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The Companion who Hosted the Prophet

There is much to say about Abu Ayub Al Ansari. He’s one of the most virtuous and honored companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

A life, roughly, one hundred years in the service of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)… The virtues were many but one distinct and beautiful honor that was gifted to Abu Ayub Al Ansari was during the hijrah of Prophet Muhammad from Makkah to Madinah.

When the Prophet entered Madinah, his camel was being pulled, pushed by the Ansar because everyone wanted the distinct honor of having the Prophet (peace be upon him) stay in their house.

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However, the Prophet said:

“Leave my camel for it is commended by Allah”

And so you can imagine the Ansar were anxicously awaiting where the camel would stop… and it was in the blessed home of Abu Ayub al Ansari that the camel of the Prophet stopped. And when that happened, you can imagine the joy that Abu Ayub al Ansari had.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) entered the home, and of course, Abu Ayub wanted to honor the Prophet so he said to him:

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“Please you can stay in the second floor, and me and my wife we’ll stay beneath you”

But the Prophet said:

“I’ll receive many guests, let me stay in the bottom floor and you stay on the top floor.”

One of most beautiful things happened was during the night, a jug of water broke and the water was about to seep to the ceiling and perhaps fall on the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

So Abu Ayub and his wife took their own blanket and put it in the water so that it can absorb all the water so none of it would fall on the Prophet (peace be upon him).

And from the beauties that happened was that Ibn Abbas, when he was wali aver Iraq, he told Abu Ayub:

“You come into my home, you take my entire home because just as you gave the Prophet your home, I’ll give you my home”

May Allah allow Abu Ayub to be in company of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the afterlife.