Muhammad & Poverty:-
Neither Muhammad's biographers nor the Hadiths, ever mention that Muhammad WORKED to earn a living AFTER he married Khadijah at the age of 25 years.
It is impossible to accept that Muhammad was poor, since while he was married to Khadija, she was wealthy enough to allow him to spend a lot of time, in solitude, allegedly meditating in the cave of Hira. What happened to her wealth after she died?
He may have suffered a very short period ofneed in the first two years in Madina, because shortly afterwards, he and his followers regularly preyed upon the weak Arabian tribes (especially the 'Jews'), robbing, plundering, enslaving and slaughtering them.
At the time of his death, he must have been one of the wealthiest since he collected a FIFTH of all booty on behalf of Allah and himself; Allah of course, did not have any use for his share, hence Muhammad ended up with all of the 20% (KHUMS) of the PLUNDER and PIRACY.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.160 Narrated byAmr bin Al Harith
The Prophet did not leave behind him after his death, anything except his arms, his white mule, and a piece of land at Khaibar which he left to be given in charity .
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 5.546 Narrated byAisha
Fatima the daughter of the Prophet sent someone to Abu Bakr (when he was a caliph), asking for her inheritance of what Allah's Apostle had left of the property bestowed on him by Allah from the Fai (i.e. booty gained without fighting) in Medina, and Fadak, and what remained of the Khumus of the Khaibar booty. On that, Abu Bakr said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'Our property is not inherited. Whatever we leave, is Sadaqa, but the family of (the Prophet) Muhammad can eat of this property.' By Allah, I will not make any change in the state of the Sadaqa of Allah's Apostle and will leave it as it was during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle, and will dispose of it as Allah's Apostle used to do." So Abu Bakr refused to give anything of that to Fatima. So she became angry with Abu Bakr and kept away from him, and did not talk to him till she died. She remained alive for six months after the death of the Prophet. When she died, her husband 'Ali, buried her at night without informing Abu Bakr and he said the funeral prayer by himself. When Fatima was alive, the people used to respect 'Ali much, but after her death, 'Ali noticed a change in the people's attitude towards him. So Ali sought reconciliation with Abu Bakr and gave him an oath of allegiance. 'Ali had not given the oath of allegiance during those months (i.e. the period between the Prophet's death and Fatima's death). 'Ali sent someone to Abu Bakr saying, "Come to us, but let nobody come with you," as he disliked that 'Umar should come. 'Umar said (to Abu Bakr), "No, by Allah, you shall not enter upon them alone." Abu Bakr said, "What do you think they will do to me? By Allah, I will go to them." So Abu Bakr entered upon them, and then 'Ali uttered Tashah-hud and said (to Abu Bakr), "We know well your superiority and what Allah has given you, and we are not jealous of the good what Allah has bestowed upon you, but you did not consult us in the question of the rule and we thought that we have got a right in it because of our near relationship to Allah's Apostle."
Thereupon Abu Bakr's eyes flowed with tears. And when Abu Bakr spoke, he said, "By Him in Whose Hand my soul is to keep good relations with the relatives of Allah's Apostle is dearer to me than to keep good relations with my own relatives. But as for the trouble which arose between me and you about his property, I will do my best to spend it according to what is good, and will not leave any rule or regulation which I saw Allah's Apostle following, in disposing of it, but I will follow." On that 'Ali said to Abu Bakr, "I promise to give you the oath of allegiance in this afternoon." So when Abu Bakr had offered the Zuhr prayer, he ascended the pulpit and uttered the Tashah-hud and then mentioned the story of 'Ali and his failure to give the oath of allegiance, and excused him, accepting what excuses he had offered. Then 'Ali (got up) and praying (to Allah) for forgiveness, he uttered Tashah-hud, praised Abu Bakr's right, and said, that he had not done what he had done because of jealousy of Abu Bakr or as a protest of that Allah had favored him with. 'Ali added, "But we used to consider that we too had some right in this affair (of rulership) and that he (i.e. Abu Bakr) did not consult us in this matter, and therefore caused us to feel sorry." On that all the Muslims became happy and said, "You have done the right thing." The Muslims then became friendly with 'Ali as he returned to what the people had done (i.e. giving the oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr).
*** Muhammadan Islam is all about BOOTY, PLUNDER, ROBBERY & SLAVERY as the Hadiths inadvetantly assert in various reports ***
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 4.330 Narrated byAmr bin Al Harith
The Prophet did not leave anything (after his death) except his arms, a white mule, and a (piece of) land which he had given as sadaqa.
Sahih Al-Bukhari HadithHadith 5.738 Narrated byAmir bin Al Harith
Allah's Apostle did not leave a Dinar or a Dirham or a male or a female slave. He left only his white mule on which he used to ride, and his weapons, and a piece of land which he gave in charity for the needy travelers.
*** All the reports about Muhammad's poverty are total fabrications and lies since everything that Muhammad left was taken as BOOTY and ARMED ROBBERY in wars of aggression and not through his own work and effort.
The land and wealth of Khaybar he STOLE from its 'Jews' as well as other plunder. In fact, KHAYBER was only one from among numerous other acts of slaughter, plunder and piracy that Muhammad conducted against numerous and unsuspecting other Arab tribes earlier and later.
The facts are recorded in numerous Hadiths, one of which shows that Fatima & Ali were mad angry with Abu Bakr who deprived them of Muhammad's land inheritance after his death***