Dream of the King of Greater Syria and his Trip to Madeenah

Source : Transcribed by Muhammad Shahzad min Hind from the lecture of Dr. Saleh As-Saleh.

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Bismillah hirrahamanirraheem , Alhamdu lillahhi Rabbil Aalameen

We begin by relating to you the story of the just king Nooruddin Mahmoud zunki , May Allah’s mercy be upon him, that took place in the year 557 after hijra. He was ruling the Greater Syria area and he saw a magnificent dream, which made him go to the city of Madina. He saw Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alaihi wassalam) three times in one night and in every time Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alaihi wassalam) telling him O’ Mahmoud save me from these two individuals while pointing towards to blond individuals in front of him. So the king summoned his minister before dawn and told him about this so the minister said this is a matter which may have taken place in Madina, the Madina of Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alaihi wassalam).

So he prepared himself and quickly hastened over 1000 mounts and horses and other than that until he entered in Madina quietly and secretly with his minster and he came to Prophet Muhammad's (sallahu alaihi wassalam)masjid not knowing what to do. So the minister said do you recognize these two individuals if you see them ? He said yes .So he summoned the people to give them charity and distributed to them plenty of gold and silver and he said that no one in Madina should stay except, known in Madina should stay but rather should come to receive the charity. Only two people didn’t come to collect the Sadaqa. They remained close by the masjid from Andulisya (currently Spain), in a place which in the direction of the Qibla from the side of the apartment of Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alaihi wassalam) close to the house of Umar Ibn Al Khattab that is where they stayed.

So they came or he summoned them to come for the sadaqa, they refused and they said that “What we have is sufficient. We don’t accept anything”. So he stressed they should come and insisted and so they were brought. When the minister saw them, he said to him are they the same individuals? So he asked them on their condition and what brought them here.They said: “We came to be close by the Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alaihi wasalam)” . He said: You should speak the truth and repeated the question several times until they confessed that they were christians and that they were on a mission to remove the body of the Prophet Muhammad (sallahu alaihi wassalam) in agreement with their teams and he found that they dug a tunnel from the side of the Qibla by the wall of the masjid in the direction of the Prophet Muhammad's (sallahu alaihi wassalam) apartment and they collected the dust of the soil in a well inside their residence. So he beheaded them outside the masjid and returned to as shams and he commanded that the area around the Prophet Muhammad's (sallahu alaihi wassalam) site of burial be dug and he commanded that lead be poured around lest some enemies or to prevent anyone from reaching Prophet Muhammad's (sallahu alaihi wassalam) site of burial .