Habib Nuh al-Habshy (q.s.) & the Gift

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Habib Nuh al-Habshy (q.s.) is remembered for his powerful and accurate premonitions.  He seemed to know if people were in need, or were sick or had intentions meant for him.  Once there was an Indian Muslim man who travelled back by sea to India to visit his family.  He made a sacred pact with Allah (s.w.t.) that if he were to return to Singapore safely, he would present Habib Nuh (q.s.) with a gift.  Upon returning, he was shocked when Habib Nuh (q.s.) was already waiting for him at the shore.  Habib Nuh (q.s.) called out to him, “I believe you have made a promise to give something to me.”

Surprised, the man said, “Speak, O wise one, what you wish for and I will gladly present it to you.”

Habib Nuh (q.s.) replied, “I would like to have rolls of yellow cloth to donate to the poor, the destitute and children.”

Hugging Habib Nuh (q.s.), the man cried, “By Allah, I will be most willing to present it to a man who is exalted in the Sight of Allah for his kindness towards mankind.  Please give me three days to present them to you.”  And he did.


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