Sayyidina `Uthman’s (r) Vision of Rasulullah (s)



Holy Grave of Sayyidina ‘Uthman (r) in Jannat al-Baqi` in the past covered by a magnificent dome. 
Holy Grave of Sayyidina 'Uthman (r) in Jannat al-Baqi` Holy Grave of Sayyidina ‘Uthman (r) in Jannat al-Baqi` today.

قال ابن أبي الدنيا: حدثنا إسحاق بن إسماعيل، ثنا يزيد بن هارون، عن فرج بن فضالة، عن مروان بن أبي أمية، عن عبد الله بن سلام. قال: أتيت عثمان لأسلم عليه وهو محصور فدخلت عليه فقال: مرحبا بأخي، رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم الليلة في هذه الخوخة – قال: وخوخة في البيت – فقال: « يا عثمان حصروك؟
قلت: نعم!
قال: عطشوك؟
قلت: نعم،
فأدلى دلوا فيه ماء فشربت حتى رويت، إني لأجد برده بين ثديي وبين كتفي،
وقال لي: إن شئت نصرت عليهم، وإن شئت أفطرت عندنا » فاخترت أن أفطر عنده، فقتل ذلك اليوم.  البداية والنهاية – الجزء السابع

It is related in Ibn Kathir’s al-Bidaya wa’n-Nihaya:

Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Salam (r) has stated: When the rebels had laid siege to the sanctified house of `Uthman ibn `Affan (r) even a single drop of water was not allowed to supply his blessed home. Sayyiduna `Uthman Al-Ghani would feel restless due to severe thirst. He was observing fast during the day and I went to see him. He looked at me and said, “O! `Abdullah bin Salam, I beheld the Noble Prophet ﷺ through this skylight. The Most Merciful Prophet ﷺ said in a very sympathetic manner, ‘O Uthman! These people have made you restless by thirst blocking the water?’ I respectfully replied, ‘Yes.’ So, the Noble Prophet ﷺ immediately lowered a bucket towards me that was filled with water. I quenched my thirst. I can still feel the soothing effect of that water between both of my breasts and both of my shoulders.”The Prophet ﷺ then said, ‘O `Uthman! If you wish, I’ll help you against these people; or if you like you may come to me and break your fast in my company.’ I respectfully replied, ‘Ya RasoolAllah; breaking my fast in your graceful court is dearer to me.’ Sayyiduna `Abdullah bin Salam stated that he returned that day and Sayyiduna `Uthman was martyred on that same day by the rebels.

[ibn Abi ad-Dunya, Kitab al-Manamat, Vol. 3, Page 74, Hadith 109]

Imam Jalal al-Din Suyuti has narrated that Shaykh Ibn Batish deduced that this event of the sighting of the Noble Prophet ﷺ was not a dream, rather it took place whilst awake. [Al-Hawi lil-Fatawi, Vol. 1, Page 151]

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