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Shaikh Abu Abdullah Qarashi – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that once someone approached Hadrat Abu Ishaq Ebrahim bin Zareef – may Allah be pleased with him – and asked a question. His question was, “What happens if a person makes the intention that he will not commit a certain action until and unless he sees a certain thing appear in front of him. Is this permissible?”
The Shaikh replied that this was indeed permissible because this is exactly what happened with the blessed companion, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Lubaabah Ansari – may Allah be pleased with him, when he had tied himself on a pillar in the blessed Masjid waiting to be pardoned.
Abu Abdullah Qarashi – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates further, “When I heard this answer, I made the intention that I will not eat or drink anything until and unless I do not see a great miracle appear in front of me. Three days passed in this fashion. While I was sitting in my shop, suddenly a person appeared in front of me and he had a bowl with him. He instructed me to have patience until the time of ‘Isha and then disappeared.
In between the Maghrib and ‘Isha, I busied myself with Dhikr and other readings. Suddenly, the Mimbar in front of me split open and a maiden from Jannah appeared in front of me. She had the same bowl in her hand and in it there was something which was sweeter than honey. I tasted this three times. I then fell unconscious and when I awoke, I have never tasted anything better thereafter. I also continued to have this taste in my mouth for many days thereafter.”