'Why! What are you crying about, Umar?' Umar answered in a bittervoice,'And why shouldn't I cry, 0 Prophet of God? I see your bedding and the marks from the mat on your back; I see all your belongings which amount to nothing, and yet you are the Prophet of God and His chosen Messenger! The emperors of the Byzantine and the Persian empires are living in luxury and comfort. Their thrones are made of gold and their clothing and bedding are made of the finest silks'.
WHAT PROPHET PBUH REPLIED ?
The Blessed Prophet smiled and looked kindly and affectionately at Umar. 'Are you not happy, 0 Umar that we shall receive our riches and treasures and comforts in the eternal life. The kings of this world have received their full share here, and even this share is going to be useless for them as soon as they depart from this world. Our share is to come later, but once we receive it it will remain with us forever.'
Umar understood then that the government the Blessed Prophet was going to establish was not a government of kings and emperors but a government of the servants of Allah who live not for this world and its transient rewards and comforts, but for the world to come, for the everlasting rewards and treasures to be found in the Hereafter
The Blessed Prophet lived in a small apartment which bordered his mosque. These apartments
are now included in the beautifully-built Mosque of the Prophet in Madina. But at that time the
walls were built of mud and stones, the roof of palm leaves and stalks and the floors of sand.
The doors gave onto the courtyard and hall of prayer.