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Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdur Rahman bin Abdullah – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates from his eminent father, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Mas’ud – may Allah be pleased with him – that:
In the previous times, there was a certain King who spent his life in pomp and pleasure and was surrounded by royal luxury. However, one day, his destiny changed and he began to think about the Hereafter. He realized that the manner in which he was living had made him forget his Creator and that very soon all this pleasures would come to an end. He also realised that all these royal trappings had made him forget to worship the Divine Creator.
In the middle of the night, he divorced himself from all of his royal possessions and continued to travel as far as possible from his palace. When morning appeared, he realised that he had passed beyond the boundaries of his country. He decided to settle near the shore. He started to make bricks and sell then to make a livelihood. Whatever money he earned, he bought a little food and gave the rest of the money to the poor and needy.
He spent many years in this fashion. Finally, his amazing behaviour was brought to the attention of the King of that country who sent a message to him to come and visit him. However, he refused to go and visit the King. The King again sent an emissary to go and call him but he refused saying that he had no work with the King and the King had no work with him.
When the king realised that this person was not prepared to visit him, he decided to go and visit the person himself.
When he saw the King approaching him, he started to run. When the King saw this, he also started to run behind this person. However, he suddenly disappeared from King’s vision. When the King realised that this person had disappeared, he called out, “O slave of Allah! I will not ask you for anything, therefore, there is no need to fear me (and I only wish to meet you).”
When the former King heard this statement, he once again appeared in front of the King. The King then asked him to explain who he was and where he had come from. He replied, “I was the King of a certain country. However, when I looked closely at my life, I realised that the pomp and luxury which I was surrounded with would very soon disappear and that the life style which I was leading had made me forget worshipping the Divine Creator. After this, I divorced myself from all of this wealth and power and made sincere Taubah for my past sins. I then decided to lead a life completely separate from everyone and spend the rest of my life worshipping Allah Almighty. I also have hope that Allah Almighty would pardon me.”
When the King heard these words, he declared, “I am even more entitled than you in adopting this noble path which you have chosen.”
He then jumped off his horse and decided to follow the former King himself.
They then continued to spend every moment in the Ibadah of Allah and once they also made Du’a, “O Allah! We also make Du’a what when the time comes for us to leave this world, we leave this world together.”
Consequently, they also left this world together and their graves were also next to each other.
After mentioning this amazing incident, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Mas’ud – may Allah be pleased with him – further declares, “If I was present there, then through the signs which were revealed to us by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – I would have surely pointed out their graves to you.” (Musnad Imam Ahmed)
So much for those Jaahils who say that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – did not have Knowledge of the Unseen! Here is clear proof and testimony from one of the most eminent Ashaab that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – actually revealed where these people were buried and what signs were these which distinguished the graves of these two pious people from the graves of others!
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