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Abul Abbas Bakri narrates:
Once, Mohammed bin Jareer Tabari, Mohammed bin Khuzayma, Mohammed bin Nasr and Mohammed bin Harun Ruyani who were later to become some of the great Muhaditheen of their era were in one room studying. This was at that time while they were still young students. They also found themselves in immense poverty and hunger. One day they decided to take lots among themselves so that the one chosen could make a special Du’a in the Divine Court of Allah Almighty.
However, as he picked up his hand to make Du’a, they noticed someone standing at the door with a candle. This person then asked, ‘Who is Mohammed bin Nasr?’ When they pointed out this person, the person then handed him a pouch in which there was fifty Dinaars. This person then continued to ask the name of each one and then also handed them a pouch of fifty Dinaars.
He also said, ‘While the Governor was asleep, he saw a dream in which four students whose names were Mohammed were hungry and had nothing with which to purchase food. This is the reason that he has sent this money to you people. At the same time, I also want you people to promise me that when this money is complete, you must inform me.’” (Tadkiratul Huffaaz, 2/182).
Hadrat Sayyiduna Khalid bin Abdul Aziz – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that, “Haafizul Hadith, Hadrat Hayyah bin Shuraih – may Allah be pleased with him – was extremely poor and destitute. He used to also weep day and night in the fear of Allah Almighty. One day, when I approached him, I noticed his extreme state of poverty and said to him, ‘Why do you not make Du’a to Allah Almighty that He removes this state of poverty and destitution from you?’
“When he heard me say this, he looked right and left and suddenly a few stones which were on the ground turned into gold. He then picked it up and threw it at me and declared, ‘Allah Almighty is fully aware of the state of everyone.’ I then asked him what should I do with the gold pieces and he replied that I could spend it on my family.’”
Hadrat Sayyiduna Khalid bin Abdul Aziz – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that, “I was so overawed by his extreme Jalaal that I could hardly refuse his offer. I then picked up these gold pieces and went home.”
This is also a lesson for those people who reject the idea of any miracle appearing from the hands of any Saint. They also continue to insult the Awliyah not realizing that the only thing which they are doing is damaging themselves in this world and the next.