Alhamdulillah for all the answered duaa. ~
Story of Imam Ahmed & the Baker:
One day, Imam Ahmed was travelling to Shaam and on the way, he stopped by a Masjid to spend the night. The guard of the Masjid told him,”You need to get out, the Masjid is closing”. Imam Ahmad had nowhere to go so he slept at the steps of the masjid instead.
The guard, not knowing that he is Imam Ahmed (one of the most famous scholars of his time and beyond), picked up Imam Ahmad by his legs and dragged him to the middle of the street.
A baker across the street saw him (not knowing he was Imam Ahmad) and said, “You can sleep in my bakery tonight while I work."
Imam Ahmad went to stay at his place.
There, he observed this man doing dhikr while putting the dough together, putting it in the oven, and through every step of the process - kneading, forming, baking, etc., he said:
SubhanAllah (glory be to Allah), Alhumdulillah (all praise is for Allah), La ilaaha il Allah (there is no God but Allah), Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest).
The entire night, he made tasbeeh. Imam Ahmad asked him, “How long have you been in this situation? Making tasbeeh of Allah?" The baker said: “My whole life”. Imam Ahmed asked: “What have you seen from Allah as a result of all this tasbeeh that you make?” The baker said: “I never made du’a to Allah for anything except that He answered it." Imam Ahmad asked: "Never?" He repeated: "I never made du’a to Allah for anything except that He answered it - except for one.” Imam Ahmad asked: “And what is that?” He said: ”To have a chance to see Imam Ahmad”
Imam Ahmad embraced him with tears in his eyes and said: “(قد جاءك بأحمد)
Here is Ahmad (Ahmad has come to you). Allah brought you Ahmad, dragging him by his feet to your bakery - if it wasn’t for you, I might have been sleeping in the Masjid”.
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