When the Kuffar Tried to Steal the Body of the Prophet (s.a.w.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Sulthan Nur ad-Din Zanki (r.a.), the Kurdish mujahid and ruler of Aleppo and Damascus, and predecessor of Sulthan Swalah ad-Din al-Ayyubi (r.a.), saw a dream where the Prophet (s.a.w.) pointed to two men and said, “Save me from them.”

The next day, he rode out to Madina and sought out every single inhabitant by distributing charity.  When asked if all had attended, they informed to him, “Everyone, except these two wealthy men from the West.”  When he went to their residence, he found they had much money and they were indeed the same two men the Prophet (s.a.w.) had indicated in his dream.  After initial denials, the two confessed that they were not Muslim and were sent by Christian kings in Europe to remove the body of the Prophet (s.a.w.) from his grave; indeed, they had already dug a tunnel underground all the way to the sacred room where his body is interred.  Sulthan Nur ad-Din (r.a.) had them executed and then built a lead barrier around the graves in the sacred room, so that none would attempt such treachery thereafter.


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