A story narrated in Rawḍ al-Fā‘iq, which narrates that Sufyān Thawrī (رحمه الله) says, "As I was performing ṭawāf, I saw a person, who, with every step was only invoking blessings upon the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ and did no other form of a remembrance. I asked him the reason behind this.
He asked me, 'Who are you?'
I replied, 'Sufyān Thawrī' (رحمه الله).
He answered, 'Were you not have a unique personality of your age, I would not disclose my secret to you.
I was traveling with my father for the Pilgrimage. On arriving at a certain place my father became ill. I was seeing to my father's treatment when he suddenly passed away in his and his face became black. Seeing this cause me great distress and I read innā lillāhi wa inna ilayhi rāji‘ūn and covered his face with a cloth. I fell asleep and in my dream I saw the most handsome of all men I have ever seen, wearing the best of clothes and from whose body the most pleasant fragrance I have ever smelt was emanating. He was coming forward quickly. He removed the cloth and passed his hand over my father's face causing it to become radiant. He began to return but I held onto his clothes and said, 'May Allāh have mercy on you. Who are you? Allāh has favoured my father through you in this journey.'
He replied, 'Do you not recognise me? I am Muḥammad ibn ‘Abdullāh ﷺ, upon whom the Qur'ān was revealed. Your father was very sinful but he used to invoke blessings upon me (ﷺ) abundantly. When this hardship befell him, I came to his assistance and likewise, I am of assistance to every person who abundantly invokes blessings upon me (ﷺ).'"
[Virtues of invoking blessings and peace on the Noble Prophet ﷺ, Sheikh-ul-Ḥadīth Mawlāna Muḥammad Zakariyyā Kāndhalawī, Page 106]
يا رب صل و سلم دائماً أبداً علي حبيبك خير الخلق كلهم.
اللهم صل على محمد كلما ذكره الذاكرون و صل على محمد كلما غفل عن ذكره الغافلون.
جزى الله عنا محمدا صلى الله عليه و سلم ما هو اهله.
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