On group journeys, the Holy Prophet would work like the others and would never let anybody work instead of him. Once just as the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and his noble companions landed from their rides, and laid the loads down, it was decided that they would sacrifice a lamb for dinner.

One of the companions volunteered: “I will sacrifice the lamb.”

Another companion said: “I will skin it.”

Third companion said: “I will cook it.”

Fourth companion said: “I will....”

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) said: “I will gather the wood from the desert.”

The group: “O Messenger of Almighty God, don’t make discomfort yourself as such, you rest. We will be honored to do all this on our own.”

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh): “I know that you are eager to do it all, but Almighty God is not pleased with the slave who distinguishes between himself and his companions, and considers himself better than others.”

Then he (pbuh) went to the desert, and gathered some firewood, and brought it to the group.

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