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Once, Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – sent two of his messengers to the city of Antioch to spread the truth. However, the King of that city had both of them imprisoned.
When Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – heard this, he sent another of his messengers whose name was Sham’un. The King then called Sham’un to his court and asked him to prove the truth of his message. Sham’un mentioned to the king that his state was like the state of that female who has a wish that her child becomes an adult quickly and with this intention, she feeds her little child a piece of bread and suddenly the child dies. (The reason is because the child is not yet ready to eat the bread).
When the King asked him who had sent him. Sham’un replied, “That Creator Who had created everything. And He has no partners.”
The King then asked him to describe the Creator in a few words, Sham’un replied, “Our Creator is that Divine Being Who can do whatever He pleases and whatever He intends, He commands that to happen.”
The King then asked him whether he had any evidence to this.
He told the King that if he had any wish, he could gladly reveal it to him. The King then called a young man who was not blind, but the place where the eyes were supposed to be had become two holes which were filled with skin. In fact, that part of the face had become level with the other part of the face. Sham’un then made Du’a and both of these areas opened. Sham’un placed some sand in this place and suddenly the vision of this young man returned and he was able to see again.
Obviously, the King was extremely surprised. Sham’un then asked the King whether his gods could do something like this. The King had to admit that his gods could do nothing and they were completely helpless. They could not help someone neither could they harm anyone.
The King then revealed that there was a young man in his palace who had died seven days ago and the father of this boy was not present in the city. Obviously, they had not buried the child because they were waiting for the father to return. The King wanted to know whether Sham’un could bring this child back from the dead. Sham’un mentioned that he would gladly bring this child back from the dead. He then made Du’a to Allah Almighty and this child once again came back from the dead.
The child came alive and began to address the people, “When I died, I was shown the various parts of Hell because I had died in a state of Kufr. Therefore, I urge you to refrain from Shirk and Kufr. At this moment, it is still early. The doors of the heaven are opened and Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – is able to intercede for his friends. I also heard him make Du’a for his messenger who is in this court.”
He then recited the Kalimah for that period. He also mentioned that he bore witness that and Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – was indeed the Prophet of Allah and that the three messengers who had arrived in this court were also his people.
When the King asked this young man who these people were, he mentioned that they were Sham’un and his two other companions who were in jail. The King was obviously surprised when he heard all of this and it greatly affected him. He then pardoned the two companions of Sham’un and also brought Imaan. (Tafseer Ruhul Bayan)
This clearly proves that the friends of Allah are certainly able to perform immense miracles. Another important lesson learnt from this story is that if this is the state and stature of the Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – what must be the state and stature of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. And at the same time, if this is the state of the companions of the Nabi ‘Isa – peace be upon him – what must be the state and stature of the blessed companions of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.
In fact, numerous books have been written describing the various miracles which used to occur at the blessed hands of the Ashaab. The story of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bakr – may Allah be pleased with him – and his revelation that his wife would give birth to a girl after he passes away is also one of the miracles. The story of Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Umar – may Allah be pleased with him – and his blessed voice reaching hundreds of miles away is also a miracle of the blessed Ashaab. Many ‘Ulama have mentioned these miracles in their books. All of this was based on their immense love and reverence for the Holy Prophet – peace be upon him – and their absolute trust in the Divine Being of Allah Almighty. What more can be said about the greatness of these Awliya!