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Hadrat Mohammed bin Qais Makhramah – may Allah be pleased with him – stated to those around him whether they would like to listen to the words of their mother and the people imagined that he was going to mention some of his own mother’s words. However, he narrates to them the following:
Sayyidah Ayesha – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates, “Once Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – entered my room when it was his moment to enter her room. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – then placed his shoes next to the bed and rested for a few moments. He was thinking that I was resting. Then silently he picked up his shawl and wore his shoes as silently as possible and opened the door and left the room. He then closed the door very silently. I then placed my shawl on my head and followed Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. He then entered the Jannatul Baqi. He stood there for a long time and picked up his hand three times. He returned to my room and I also followed him. As he walked quickly, I also followed quickly. As he ran, I also ran and as he reached the room, I also reached.
I entered before him and rested on the bed. When he entered, he asked why I was breathing so heavily. I remained silent. He then asked me to reveal the truth or Allah Almighty will reveal this to him. I then revealed everything to him. He then mentioned, “The small black dot which I had seen in front of me, that was you?” He then slapped me on the chest and then said, “Do you think that Allah and His Prophet would be unjust to you?’
He then revealed that Jibraeel Ameen had appeared in front of him and had called him forward and he did not want to cause undue fright to me and he had followed Jibraeel Ameen. Jibraeel Ameen had informed him that Allah Almighty had commanded me to proceed to Jannatul Baqi and seek forgiveness for those who are buried there.”
She then asked him how to make Du’a for the people in the cemetery and he had informed her about the Du’a which is:
“Salaam upon the dwelling of those with Imaan and the believers. May Allah have Mercy on those who went before us and those who will follow and Allah willing, we will meet.” (Sahih Muslim Shareef).