Habib Nuh al-Habshy (q.s.) Loved Children

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Habib Nuh al-Habshy (q.s.), the wali of Singapore, was well known as a great healer, especially for children, whom he loved very much.  There was one occasion when he healed a child with an injured leg, by simply putting his hands over the wound and reciting some prayers.  Within moments, the child could run again as though nothing had happened to him.  The father of the child was so happy; he donated shillings to Habib Nuh (q.s.), who, in turn, gave the money away to the needy.

Habib Nuh (q.s.) would brave even thunderstorms to tend to any sick child.  He once walked to Paya Lebar from his home at Telok Blangah in heavy rain to heal a child.  When he arrived at the child’s home, to the astonishment of the parents, Habib Nuh (q.s.) was not wet.

In another incident, Habib Nuh (q.s.) was awakened by the continuous crying of his neighbour’s child.  When he went over, he found that the family was too poor to buy food for the hungry child.  With tears in his eyes upon, Habib Nuh (q.s.) took a coconut kernel, poured some water in it and recited some prayers.  By Allah’s (s.w.t.) Will, the water turned into milk for the child.


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