A Lost Sunnah,
How the Prophet Behaved in his Home

Since childhood we men see our mothers and sisters working in the kitchen, doing the daily routine household chores of our home.

After we grow up, we behave in the same way and like the “King who enters his house (and does nothing), we start commanding things and start getting them done by the wife or the servant.

We only remember the ayat from the Quran wherein men are allowed to have 4 wives but easily forget how the Prophet behaved when he was in his home.

So what did Prophet do when he would spend time in his home. ?
Order everyone to clean the house? NO
Lie down on the bed and leave it as it is. NO
Order the nicest dishes to be prepared. NO
Eat and Sleep? NO

So what did Prophet do when he would spend time in his home?
The Apostle of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) occupied himself at his home like a common man.

As Aishah relates, he used to clean his clothes, milk the sheep, and do his odd jobs. She also says that he would mend his clothes, repair his shoes and do similar other works.

When asked how the Prophet occupied himself at home, she replied, He used to keep himself busy with household chores and went out when the time for prayer came.

In another report related to her authority, she is reported to have said, The Prophet of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to repair his shoes, mend his clothes, and occupied himself at home even as any of you occupy yourself.

Aishah relates, Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) was very softhearted, the kindliest of all. He laughed often and smiled.

Anas says that he had not seen a man who was more clement and nice to his household members than the Apostle of Allah.

It is related to the authority of Aishah that the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, The best of you is one who is most nice to his wife and children and I am the nicest among you.