Download PDF: [S] Madina Shareef in an Instant (Islamic story)
Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali bin Mohammed Saywaani – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that he was informed by Hadrat Sayyiduna Ebrahim bin Khawwaas – may Allah be pleased with him –about the following incident.
He narrates, “Once during a journey, I felt extreme thirst in a certain valley. In fact, I felt so thirsty that I actually collapsed. Suddenly, I felt droplets of cold water on my face which even reached my inner being. When I opened my eyes, I saw a most handsome looking young person. His horse was also white in colour and he was dressed in green clothes. And he had the most beautiful of turbans. I have never seen such a handsome person at any time in my life. He had a bowl in his hands. He then allowed me to drink from this bowl and also informed me to climb behind him on the horse.
“When I had done so, we had hardly went forward when he said to me, ‘What are you able to see in front of you?’ I then replied that I would see the blessed city of Madina Shareef in front of me. Subhanallah, I have now arrived in the blessed city of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. He then told me to jump off and that when I present myself in front of the blessed grave of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, I should also present his sincere Salaam and greetings as well. I was also to inform him that Ridwaan, the keeper of Jannah, had presented his humble Salaam in the blessed court of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. After saying these words, he suddenly disappeared.” (Uyunul Hikaayah)