Anas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says: “Till the end of his life Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam never ate on a table and never ate a chapaati”.
This hadith is also mentioned in hadith number five of this chapter. It is clear from the narrations that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam preferred a simple life. Whenever Allah Ta’aala sent an angel to ask Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallailahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam if he preferred to live a simple life with poverty and hunger or a life with wealth and pomp, he always replied that he preferred the first (simple life). Many ahaadith are mentioned on this subject. The ‘ulama give two explanations for this. The first is that because Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam preferred a simple way of life, only that much was made available as has been previously mentioned. Or that although it was available, in humbleness he did not consume it but distributed it.