HADITH OF THE DAY: THE FIRST TO GOD'S SHADE
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once said to his companions:
"Do you know who will go first on the Day of Resurrection to the shade of God? (It will be) those who when given what is right accept it, when asked for something give freely and who judge in favor of others as they do for themselves."
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1042
The Prophet once slept on a reed mat and got up with the marks of it on his body. His companions saw the marks and expressed concern that they should have made him more comfortable. The Prophet replied:
"What have I to do with this world? In relation to this world, I am like a rider who shades himself under a tree and then (continues on his way)."
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1351