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Everyone is aware that there were five people in the blessed house of Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him. They were himself, his blessed wife, Imam Hasan and Imam Husain and Haarith – may Allah be pleased with him.

 

Once, they had not eaten for three days and because they were so poor Sayyidah Fatimah – may Allah be pleased with her –  gave Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – a shawl of hers and told him to sell this so that he could purchase some food. He took this shawl and sold it for six Dirhams.  Instead of buying anything for the house, he distributed this among the poor and needy.

 

At that moment, Hadrat Jibra’eel Ameen appeared in the form of a human and he had a camel with him. He asked Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him, “O Abal Hasan! Will you like to purchase this camel from me?”

Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – asked him how much the camel was and he replied that it was a hundred Dirhams.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – agreed and took the camel from him. As he walked further, Hadrat Mika’eel appeared in front of him in the form of a Bedouin and asked him, “O Abal Hasan! Will you like to sell this came?”

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – replied that yes, he will like to sell this camel. Hadrat Mika’eel then asked him how much he had purchased the camel for, he replied that he purchased it for a hundred Dirhams. Hadrat Mika’eel then informed him that he will offer him one hundred and sixty Dirhams.

 

As he walked further, again Hadrat Jibra’eel Ameen appeared and asked him whether he sold the camel and he replied that he had sold it for one hundred and sixty Dirhams. Hadrat Jibra’eel Ameen then asked him for his hundred Dirhams.

 

After this, Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – returned home with sixty Dirhams. He then placed this in front of his blessed wife and she asked him where he had received this money from. He replied that he had entered into an agreement for six Dirhams with Allah Almighty and in return, he had received sixty Dirhams. In other words, for every single Dirham spent in the Path of Allah, he had received ten Dirhams in return.

 

He then approached the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and mentioned what had happened. The Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – replied, “O Ali! The person who offered you the camel was Hadrat Jibra’eel Ameen and the person who purchased the animal from you was Hadrat Mika’eel. That will also be the same camel on which Fatimah will ride on the Day of Judgement.”

 

After this, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – said to him, “O Ali! There are three things in you which Allah Almighty has not given to anyone else. The first is your wife who is the leader of the females in Jannah. The second are your two sons who are the leaders of the young people in Jannah and the third is your father-in-law who is the leader of all the Prophets. Therefore, you should give thanks to Allah Almighty for this Immense Divine Grace.” (Nawaadir Al Qalyubi)

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