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Once Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام humbly asked Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, ‘O the most Forgiving One! Show me the person who will be my companion in Paradise.’ Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ said, ‘Go to so-and-so city. You will find there so-and-so butcher. He is your companion in Paradise.’ Therefore, Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام went to the city to meet the butcher. (Despite not knowing him and deeming him as a travelling guest), the butcher invited Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام. When both of them sat down to eat, he placed a very big basket beside him. He would eat one morsel himself and put two into the basket. Someone knocked on the door. The butcher got up and went to answer the door. Meanwhile, Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام looked in the basket and found an elderly man and woman inside. As soon as they looked at Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام, a smile spread across their faces. They testified the Prophethood of Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام and passed away right away.After the butcher came back and looked at his deceased parents in the basket, he understood the whole matter. Then, kissing the hands of Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام he said, ‘It seems that you are the Prophet of Allah, Mūsā Kalīmullāĥ (عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام).’ Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام asked, ‘How did you recognise me?’ He replied, ‘My parents would make the following prayer beseechingly every day: O Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ)! Bless us with death whilst we are beholding Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام. Due to their sudden death, I realised that you must be Sayyidunā Mūsā (عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام).’

The butcher further said, ‘Whenever my mother ate food, she would get delighted and make the following prayer for me: O Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ)! Make my son the companion of Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام in Paradise.’ Sayyidunā Mūsā عَـلٰى نَبِـيِّـنَا وَ عَـلَيْـهِ الـصَّلٰوة ُ وَالـسَّلَام said, ‘Congratulations! Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has made you my companion in Paradise.’ (Nuzĥa-tul-Majālis, vol. 1, pp. 266)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on them and forgive us without accountability for their sake!

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