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In 1929, King Faiṣal of ʿIrāq saw a dream in which he was advised by two Ṣaḥābah (companions of the Prophet of Allāh Ta’ala), Ḥudhaifah ibn Yamān and ʿAbdullāh ibn Jābir Radhi Allahu Anhuma, to move their graves, as water from the river Tigris was seeping into them. The king commanded that an area between the graves and the river be dug open to ascertain the truth of the matter. They, however, found no sign of water in the graves. The king, therefore, dismissed the dream.
But, the king saw the same dream a few times again and it began to worry him. He gathered the ʿUlamāʼ (scholars) of ʿIrāq and narrated his dream to them. One of the ʿUlamāʼ present mentioned that he too had seen the same dream. After deliberation and consultation, it was decided that the graves of these two great Ṣaḥābah be opened. If water was indeed seeping into their graves then the bodies would have to be moved to a new location.
As it was the first time in the history of Islām that the graves of Ṣaḥābah were to be opened under such circumstances, the ʿIrāqī Government made elaborate preparations for this momentous event. A date was earmarked and it was publicised accordingly so that people could attend. Incidentally, the date was close to the period of ḥaj. When the news reached Makkah and Madīnah, people who were on ḥaj requested that the date be reset for a later time so that they could attend as well. The event was then reset to a later date.
Many people from ʿIrāq and other areas arrived on the stipulated date and the graves were opened. Amazingly, after thirteen centuries, their bodies were completely fresh and intact. A non-Muslim eye-specialist, who witnessed the proceedings, confirmed that the special glow which normally disappears a few moments after a person dies was still noticeable in the eyes of both Ṣaḥābah. On seeing this, he accepted Islām.
An area close to the grave of Salmān al-Fārsī Radhi Allahu Anhu was prepared. The bodies were raised from the graves and moved to their new abodes of rest. Many people present were fortunate enough to assist in carrying the blessed bodies to their respective graves.
Many non-Muslims, who witnessed this miracle, accepted Islām. (Jahāne Dīdā, p 55-58)
√ Occasionally, Allāh shows man such miraculous signs. Allāh Ta’ala mentions in the Qurʼān:
سَنُرِيهِمْ آيَاتِنَا فِي الْآفَاقِ وَفِي أَنفُسِهِمْ حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُ الْحَقُّ
“We will show them our signs in the universe and within themselves until it becomes manifest to them that this (religion) is the truth.” (Sūrah Fuṣṣilat, verse 53)
√ Incidents of this nature strengthen the Īmān (faith) of a believer in the greatness of Allāh Ta’ala and the truth of Islām.