When the Prophet peace be and blessings upon him abandoned this world, he had all of Arabia well in his hand. The sovereign and rulers were scared by his rising power while his companions were ever willing to undergo any sacrifice, to lay down their own lives and to surrender up their wealth, property and children for his sake. Yet he left this world without a single dinar or dirham or a slave or a bondmaid in his possession. All that he owned at the time was one white mule, some weapons and a piece of land, which had already been given away in charity.
(Al‐Bukhaari, Mard un‐Nabi)
The Prophet’s coat of mail had been pawned to a Jew for thirty Sa’s of barley (Al‐Bukhaari, Mard un‐Nabi) when he died and nothing was left with him to retrieve it.
(Baihaqi, p. 52)
The Prophet peace be and blessings upon him secured the freedom of forty slaves during his illness. Only six or seven dinars were left with
‘Aisha, but he asked her to give away even those in charity.
(Al‐Siratul Halabiyah, Vol. III, p. 381)
ʹAisha (may Allah be pleased with her) relates that on the day the Prophet of Allah peace be and blessings upon him died, there was nothing in her house which could be taken by a living being except for a little barley left in a cupboard. It lasted for a few days until she weighed it, and that very day it was all used.
The Prophet peace be and blessings upon him died on Monday, the 12th day of Rabia ul‐Awwal in the heat of noon after the sun had passed the meridian. He was then sixty‐three years of age.
(As related by most of the Traditionists)
This was the darkest hour for the Muslims, a day gloomy and lament for humanity just as his birth had signaled hope and cheerfulness for the whole world. Anas and Abu S’aid al‐Khudri said that when the Messenger of Allah peace be and blessings upon him came to Madinah, everything looked better and brighter but no day was worse or darker than the day he died. Some of the people saw Umm Aymaan weeping when the Prophet peace be and blessings upon him was bed‐ridden.
When they asked what had made her weep, she replied, “Of course, I know that the Prophet of Allah peace be and blessings upon him will quite leave this world but I am weeping because the revelation from heaven has come to an end.”
(Ibn Kathir,Vol. IV, pp. 544‐46)