Following the sunnah
Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah radiyallahu anhu says, “Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam came to our house. We slaughtered a goat in his honour. Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam said, ‘It is as if they knew we adore meat.” (Imam Tirmizi says, “This hadith has a long incident, of which a portion is mentioned briefly here.”)
When you are invited to eat anywhere then make sure you show that you have enjoyed the food. Don't say that you already have it.
The incident is as follows:
Sayyidina Jabir radiyallahu anhu says, “I saw the sign of hunger on Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. I went home and asked if there was some food. We had a lamb, and some barley in a bag. I slaughtered the lamb and my wife ground the barley into flour. The meat was put in a pot to cook and I went to Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam and quietly said to him, ‘Some food is ready.’ I invited Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam and a few companions. Upon hearing this Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam announced to all those present at the trench, who numbered to about a thousand, that there was an invitation at the house of Hadhrat Jabir, and all were invited. Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam told me not to remove the pot from the fire and not to prepare the bread till he came. When Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam came, he made damm (prayed then blew) on the pot, as a result there was so much barakah that curry kept on coming out of the pot, and bread was being made from the dough. I swear by Allah that the thousand people ate and went away but the curry kept coming out of the pot, and bread was continuously being made from the dough.”
If we follow the way of the prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam, we will be given barakah.
Once a sahaba complained to the prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam about continuous arguments, the prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam told him that when he enters the house he should recite the masnoon dua, then say salam, recite Surah Ikhlas and recite durood. The sahaba acted upon this for a while, and then he returned saying that there were no arguments and there was barakah in his house.
Follow the sunnah:
When eating, eat according to the sunnah,
We should not bathe naked. Keep a cloth to cover yourself.
When sitting in the car, recite the dua.
Whichever act you follow the prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam in, you will have barakah.
Whether you live in a big house or a small house, eat drink and sleep according to the sunnah.
If we follow the sunnah, half our lives will be like paradise, and we will also enter paradise in the hereafter; the paradise of this world and hereafter will be achieved.
If you want to see the houses of the sahaba in Madina, some people of Madina can take you to see them.
Hadhrat has been to see the house of Hadhrat Jabir RA. It has been fenced, but one can still see it from the outside.
Some duas Hadhrat made after majlis today:
O Allah forgive our sins.
O Allah everything we have achieved is from Your bounty and kindness. O Allah the ability of coming to the Masjid is only from Your bounty and kindness. O Allah the ability to recite the Quran Kareem is only from Your bounty and kindness
O Allah, from Your bounty and kindness, grant us a good death
O Allah, from Your bounty and kindness, grant us the love of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
O Allah, from Your bounty and kindness, give us the tawfiq to follow the way of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
O Allah accept this dua for the sake of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam