The Persians were a huge and mighty super-power. They were very rich so their leaders and kings lived in the lap of extreme luxury. They had a very big and strong army so the Persians were both rich and powerful. If fact, they were considered one of the most powerful nations on the Earth.
At the borders where the Muslim lands and the Persians met, there would sometimes be a conflict or disagreement between the people. One day, the Persians invited Hudhaifiah to their town so that they could talk and discuss some issues.
The Persians decided to make a huge feast for their guest and impress him with their wealth and power. They wore their most expensive jewellery and golden crowns on their heads. They wore their most expensive clothes to the meeting with Hudhaifah.
When Hudhaifiah and his friend got there, they spent some time with the leaders of the Persians and they talked at great length. The Persians became impressed with this honourable and respectable guests.
When it was time to eat, they sat at the huge spread of food and started to eat. During the meal, some food fell from Hudhaifiah’s plate and landed on the table cloth. Just as Hudhaifiah was about to pick up the food, his companion nudged him and told him not to because there were such important people around them.
Hudhafiah said “Should I leave the Sunnah of my beloved for these idiots?” Hudhafiah picked up the food, cleaned it and ate it. This was the sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) and he would never leave a single Sunnah for anyone.
We too should follow all the Sunnah’s of the Prophet (pbuh) and follow the Qur’an and Sunnah throughout our lives.