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Hadrat Sayyiduna Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Jahd – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates:
On the night on which a baby was born in the house of Hadrat Sayyiduna Shurayh bin Yunus – may Allah be pleased with him, the same night, the eminent Saint came to me and said, “Take these three Dirhams and give me honey for one Dirham, ghee for one Dirham and some barely for one Dirham.”
However, at that time all these goods in the shop had no goods and there was nothing in any of these containers. I also made the intention that in the morning, I will go to the market and purchase these items. I then said to the eminent Saint, “Hadrat! At this time, all my goods are finished and there is nothing in the shop. When I go and purchase these items in the morning, all these which you have asked for will be given to you.”
However, Hadrat Sayyiduna Shurayh bin Yunus – may Allah be pleased with him – insisted that I go and look carefully at these containers. When I looked inside these containers, I was shocked to see that all of them were filled with these items. Even the container which had barley inside was filled to the brim. I then brought all of these items and placed them in front of the great Saint.
Hadrat Sayyiduna Shurayh bin Yunus – may Allah be pleased with him – then asked me, “You have informed me that everything was empty, how come all of these items are now found in your shop?”
I then asked him to kindly remain silent and take these items. He then insisted on knowing how come these items had suddenly appeared as if from nowhere and that if I did not explain to him then he would not take these items. I said to him, “When you had said to me to go and look carefully inside these containers, I found that all of them were filled and there is no doubt that all of this is through your Barakah”.
When Hadrat Sayyiduna Shurayh bin Yunus – may Allah be pleased with him – heard my words, he declared, “Beware, as long as I am alive, you should never reveal this to anyone.” (Uyunul Hikaayah)