Hazrat Abu Talib

Ibn Asakir narrated from Jalhama ibn Urfuta that Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was in Makka when he was a small child and it was drought in Makka for two years.

People came to Abu Talib (رضئ الله تعالی عنه) and suggested him that let all of them together go to Ka’aba to pray for rain.

Abu Talib (رضئ الله تعالی عنه) did not go with them; he waited for some time then went alone to Ka’aba and took Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) along with him and had him stand with his back against Ka’aba and prayed for rain.

There wasn’t even a tiny cloud in the sky at that time. But as soon as the the young Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) hands were raised in prayer, the clouds started to arrive from every direction and it started raining, then pouring. The valley blossomed and both in Makka and out in the desert became fertile.

Hadhrat Abu Talib (رضئ الله تعالی عنه) wrote about this miracle, as follows:

وَ أَبْيَضُ يُسْتَسْقَى الْغَمَامُ بِوَجْهِهِ ثِمَالُ الْيَتَامَى عِصْمَةٌ لِلألْأَرَامِلِ

He is luminous-faced one and it is for him that the clouds pour down rain he is the shelter of the orphans and the protector of the widows.

يَلُوْذُ بِهِ الْهُلاَّكُ مِنْ آلِ هَاشِمٍ. فَهُمْ عِنْدَهُ فِي نِعْمَةٍ وَ فَوَاضِلَلٍ

Those from the Bani Hashim who face destruction seek refuge in him and it is by means of him that they find themselves receiving bounties and favors.

وَ مِيْزَانُ صِدْقٍ لاَ يَخِيْسُ شَعِيْرَةً وَ وَزَّانٌ صِدْقٌ وَزْنُهُ غَيْرُ هَائِلٍل

He is that balance of justice, that never violates (even) one grain of barley as he measures everything correctly. His weight and measurement are not to be feared for error.

[ Imam Qustulani, Imam Asakir, Imam Halabi, Allama Zaini Dhahlan, the Imam of Ka’aba, Allama Shahristani.]

Via Syed Hamza Ahmed