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It is mentioned that once the Muslims were busy in Jihad against the Romans and they noticed a young man who was about fifteen years of age in their midst who was shouting the words, “O Ayna Mardiya, where are you.” The Mujahideen around him were surprised at these words which he was screaming.
It is reported that this change overtook the young man when he went with Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Wahid bin Zaid – may Allah be pleased with him – to Romans front line. He spent the night in Ibadah and the day fasting. He used to also take care of the animals of the Mujahideen.
It is reported that one night, when the young man was having a small rest and had dozed off a little, someone appeared in front of him and mentioned to him that Ayna Mardiyah was waiting for him. While in this dream, someone took the hand of the young man and led him to a most pretty looking garden. There were also pure and clean streams in this garden. Near these streams, there were beautiful maidens that had the best of jewellery on them. When these maidens saw this young man, they began to say, “This is the husband of Ayna Mardiyah.”
The young man then asked them who “Ayna Mardiyah” was among them. The replied that all of them were her servants. The young man then entered another garden and this garden was clear as milk compared to the first garden. In this garden, there were streams that looked like milk. Around these streams, there were even more beautiful maidens than the maidens in the first garden. When they saw the young man, they also mentioned that this was the husband of Ayna Mardiyah. When the young man asked them who they were, they mentioned that they were the servants of Ayna Mardiyah.
As he walked forward, he saw a third garden. The beauty of this garden was even more than the beauty of the first two gardens. In this garden, there were streams of honey and beautiful maidens also sat around this stream. The also gladly welcomed the young man and informed him that they were also the servants of Ayna Maridyah.
As he walked forward, he saw a palace which was whiter than pearl. There was a most beautiful female standing guard at the front door and when she saw the young man, she welcomed him and went inside to inform Ayna Mardiyah of his arrival. As the young man entered the palace, he saw a throne of gold and on this throne he saw a most beautiful maiden. When she saw him, she said, “Welcome to a Wali of Allah. Out meeting will take place very soon.”
When he wanted to come nearer, she informed that he was still part of the living and they could not meet at this moment. She however informed him that this same evening, he will come and make Iftaar with her.
It is mentioned that when the young man saw this dream, his life completely changed. This is the reason that he was calling out the name of the maiden in Jannah.
Bear in mind that this was the same young who had initially met Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Wahid bin Zaid – may Allah be pleased with him. The great Shaikh had also encouraged those around him to make Jihad and explained the excellence of Jihad. He had also mentioned that Allah Almighty had purchased the life and wealth of the Muslims and for this, they would be blessed with Jannah. This is mentioned in Surah Taubah 9, Verse 112.
Among the people who the great Shaikh was encouraging to take part in battle, there was also this young man. He was someone whose father had left a large portion of wealth for. After the great Shaikh had recited this verse, the young man asked him, “Has Allah Almighty truly purchased the lives and wealth of a Muslim and for this? Has He promised them Jannah?”
Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Wahid bin Zaid – may Allah be pleased with him – replied that indeed, this was the case.
He then mentioned to Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Wahid bin Zaid – may Allah be pleased with him – that he had given all of this up for the sake of Jannah.
The great Shaikh then mentioned to him that there were many trials and tribulations on this path but he was not prepared to listen. He then acquired a few items for battle and gave everything he had in the Path of Allah. He then joined the great Shaikh with the other Mujahideen even though he was still very young.
When Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Wahid bin Zaid – may Allah be pleased with him – heard about the latest development in the life of the young man, he called him and asked him to explain. The young man then revealed his dream to the great Shaikh. As he was completing this amazing story, suddenly the Romans attacked the Muslims without warning. The young man then jumped up to defend the Muslims and he killed nine Romans one after another. He was the tenth person to pass away. As he fell to the ground seriously injured, Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Abdul Wahid bin Zaid – may Allah be pleased with him – noticed that he was laughing and in this state he passed away. (Roud Ar Riyaheen)