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VISITING HUJRAT AS-SA'ÂDA AND ASK RASÛLULLÂH (sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam) FOR HELP

“Mustâfa ’Ishqî Effendi (rahimah-Allâhu ta’âlâ) of Kilis wrote in his history book Mawârid-i Majidiyya: ‘I stayed in Mecca for twenty years. I, my wife and children, after saving sixty gold coins, emigrated to Medina in 1247 A.H. (1831). We spent all the money during the journey. We went to a friend as guests. I visited the Hujrat as-Sa’âda and asked Rasûlullâh (sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam) for help. Three days later a gentleman came to the house where we were staying and said that he had rented a house for us. He payed the rent for the year. After a few months, I fell ill and stayed in bed for a month. There was nothing left to eat or sell in the house. I climbed up the stairs to the roof with my wife’s help with the view of telling my trouble by turning towards Rasûlullâh’s (sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam) tomb and asking for help. But when I raised my hands to pray, I felt ashamed to ask for something worldly. I couldn’t say anything. I descended down to my room. The next day, someone came and said that so and so effendi sent some gold coins to me as a gift. I took the purse. Our trouble ended but my illness went on. Assisted, I went to the Hujrat as-Sa’âda and asked Rasûlullâh (sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam) for relief. I got out of the Masjid and walked home without anybody’s help. My illness was completely over when I entered the house. I went out with a walking stick for a few days for protection against evil eyes. Soon, the money was all spent. Leaving my wife and children in the dark, I performed the night prayer in Masjid an-Nabawî and then told Rasûlullâh (sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam) about my trouble. On the way back home someone I did not know approached and gave me a purse. I saw there were fourty-nine gold coins each worth nine