A Historical Review of the Difficulties of “Ashab-e-Suffah” the Companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW)
There is a platform behind the Holy hujra in Masjid Nabavi. This is the place where the Companions used to stay who had no home, and who used to recite the Holy Quran daily and benefit from the companionship of the Holy Prophet. Hazrat Abu Huraira is one of the prominent students of this seminary. The number of Ashab e sufah companions used to be more or less, sometimes their number would reach up to eighty. The number of Ashab e suffah kept increasing and decreasing and their number has reached four hundred. But at one time their number did not exceed four hundred and there was no room for it. There are some educational pages of the golden chapter of the history of Islam which start with the companions of Ashab e Suffah these chapters teach them the book (Qur'an) and wisdom (Sunnah). Some of them sometimes brought wood from the forest for sale and made a living at some point in the day. Among them, ancient narrators have written permanent books. In the shadow of a canopy on the northeast side of the Prophet's Masjid in Madinah, these people were devoting their lives to the pursuit of knowledge. Free from family, not for business, not for agriculture, not for their livelihood, not for a family there was peace and contentment in their lives, and Allah chose them for the companionship of the Prophet peace be upon him.