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Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Abbas – may Allah be pleased with them – narrates:

 

Once there was a severe drought in Madina Shareef and there was terrible hunger and poverty. At that moment also, a caravan belonging to Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Uthman Ghani – may Allah be pleased with him – was also returning from Syria and it was loaded with grain. When this caravan arrived in Madina Shareef, the merchants then approached Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Uthman Ghani – may Allah be pleased with him – so that they could purchase this grain. He then asked them what profit they were willing to give him. They replied that for every ten Dirhams he had spent, they would give him two Dirhams as profit. However, Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Uthman Ghani – may Allah be pleased with him – mentioned that he wanted more than this.

 

They then told that for every ten Dirhams he had spent, they would give him four Dirhams as profit. Still, Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Uthman Ghani – may Allah be pleased with him – insisted that they give him more than this. They said that they were the sole traders in Madina Shareef and certainly no one else would give him more than this. The blessed companion then mentioned, “Allah Almighty will give me ten Dirhams in return for every single Dirham I have spent. Therefore, bear witness that I have distributed this among the poor of Madina Shareef.”

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Abbas – may Allah be pleased with them – then continues, “I then saw the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – in a dream and mentioned that I was waiting to see him. He told me, ‘O ibn Abbas! The charity which has been given by ‘Uthman has indeed been accepted in the Divine Court of Allah. He had also been married to a Jannati maiden and I also one of the guests.’ It is also mentioned that the Holy Prophet – peace be upon him – was seen riding a horse with wings and his shawl was one of complete Nur.

 

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