Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 11 (153).

Anas bin. Maaik Radiyalahu ‘Anhu says: “A tailor once invited Rasululluh Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. I also attended the invitation with Rasululluh Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. He served Rasululluh Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam bread made of barley, and gravy with meat and gourd (dubba-dodhi) in it. I saw Rasululluh Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam look for pieces of gourd from all sides of the plate. From that time I also began loving gourd”.

Sayyidina Anas Radiyalahu ‘Anhu may have also been invited or may have accompanied Sayyidina Rasululluh Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. There is no harm if one accompanies an invited guest to an invitation provided the host does not feel offended.

Sayyidina Anas Radiyalahu ‘Anhu saying, that from then on he began loving gourd, shows the love the Sahabah Radiyalahu ‘Anhum had for Sayyidina Rasululluh Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. True love demands that every deed of the beloved is loved and every word has a place in the heart. The degree of love will determine the ardour of the effects of the beloved.

What glory Allah has! Today the ones who claim to love Sayyidina Rasululluh Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam do not like to make their appearance like him or even imitate him.

Observe the disparity of the path that from where to where it is.