Hadith on Zuhd: The simple living of the Prophet

Aisha reported: She said to ‘Urwah, “O my nephew, we used to sight three crescent moons in two months without having any fire to cook in the house of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him.” ‘Urwah said, “How did you live?” Aisha said, “With the two dark things, dates and water, except that the Messenger of Allah had neighbors among the Ansar who had some milking animals. They would give the Messenger of Allah some milk from their animals and he would give it to us to drink.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6459, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2972

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ لِعُرْوَةَ ابْنَ أُخْتِي إِنْ كُنَّا لَنَنْظُرُ إِلَى الهِلاَلِ ثَلاَثَةَ أَهِلَّةٍ فِي شَهْرَيْنِ وَمَا أُوقِدَتْ فِي أَبْيَاتِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَارٌ فَقَالَ مَا كَانَ يُعِيشُكُمْ قَالَتْ الأَسْوَدَانِ التَّمْرُ وَالمَاءُ إِلَّا أَنَّهُ قَدْ كَانَ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ جِيرَانٌ مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ كَانَ لَهُمْ مَنَائِحُ وَكَانُوا يَمْنَحُونَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنْ أَبْيَاتِهِمْ فَيَسْقِينَاهُ

6459 صحيح البخاري كتاب الرقاق باب كيف كان عيش النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وأصحابه، وتخليهم من الدنيا

2972 صحيح مسلم كتاب الزهد والرقائق