Story No. 260 – Amount received by Hadrat Ali Murtada (as): Miracle of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as)
It has been recorded in “Arbaeen” “Fazael-e-Shazaan” and “Tuhfatul Izhaar” the following incident related by Ibrahim Bin Mehram, who said: One of my neighbors in Kufa was a man named Abu Ja’far, who was very good-natured. Anytime a Sayyed would approach and request something from him, he would give. If they could pay, he would take the price of the things and if not, he would ask his servant to write: “This amount has been received by Hadrat Ali Murtada (as).”
He lived in such a manner till he found himself poor and destitute. He would sit in his house and open his book of accounts and if he found someone indebted to him, he would send someone to recover from that person. And when he would find the person to have died, he would draw a line over it.
During this period, once he was sitting near the door of his house examining that book, a Nasibi [enemy of Ahlul Bayt (as)] taunted him by saying: “What did your biggest creditor Hadrat Ali Murtada (as) do for you?” Abu Ja’far felt grieved and went inside the house.
Miracle of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (as)That night, he saw in his dream, Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw), Imam Hasan (as) and Imam Hussain (as). The Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) asked them “Where is your father?” Hadrat Ali Murtada (as) replied, “Here I am” and came from behind. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) asked: “What happened that you do not pay this man’s dues? Hadrat Ali Murtada (as) replied. “O Messenger of Allah! This is his due which I’ve brought with me”. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “Give it to him”. Hadrat Ali Murtada (as) gave a pouch to Abu Ja’far. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) said: “Take it and do not deny anyone from his sons (Sayyed) who ask you something that you possess. Return such that destitution will not touch you again”.
Abu Ja’far said: “I woke up such that the pouch was in my hand and I woke up my wife and asked her to light the lamps. I found 1000 Ashrafis (Gold Coins) in that pouch”. My wife said: “Fear Allah, should poverty force you to deceive some traders and usurp their money”. I said: “By Allah, the matter is such and such. When I opened my book of accounts I saw that the total amount that I had given on behalf of Hadrat Ali Murtada (as) was 1000 Ashrafis, neither less nor more”.