Ibn Salmaan says that he heard one of the Sahabah of our Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.)
narrating, " When we had won the battle of khayber, we began to buy and sell
among ourselves the booty that had fallen to our lot. One of us came and said 'O
Rasoolullaah (p.b.u.h.), no one else has earned so much profit as I have
obtained in today's trade.' How much did you earn?' asked rasoolullaah
(p.b.u.h.). He replied, ' I kept selling and buying till I earned a net profit
of three hundred ooqiya of silver.' Rasoolullaah (p.b.u.h.) said, ' Shall I
inform you of something better than that?' He exclaimed, ' Do tell me, O rasool
of Allah.' Rasoolullaah (p.b.u.h.) remarked, ' Two Raka'as Nafl after obligatory
Three hundred ooqiya of silver come to about thirty six and a half kgs.
According to the Prophet (p.b.u.h.), the perishable gain of this world stands no
comparison with the everlasting gain of the Aakhirah (judgement day). Our life will be pleasant
and worth living if we develop our Eemaan (faith)to an extent where two Raka'as of
salah, in our sight, are more valuable than all the riches of this world. Salah
is really a great treasure and that is why the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) has called it
" the comfort of His eyes " and has enjoined its observance right upto His last
breath. Ummu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) narrates that the last
words of the Prophet (p.b.u.h.), which he could hardly utter, were about taking
care of the salah and kindness towards the slaves.
May Allah guide us all. Allah Hafiz.