Book Name:Shan e Usman e Ghani
The Noblest Prophet صَلَّی اللّٰہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم and the satiation of thirst
Dear Islamic brothers! Whoever fulfils the needs of his Muslim brother becomes the beloved bondsman of Allah and Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ fulfils his needs from the unseen. Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ devoted all over his life in helping the poor, fulfilling their needs and removing their difficulties, therefore, when he faced trials & tribulations and the water was denied to him, the most Renowned and Revered Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم himself came and satiated the thirst of Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin Salamرَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has narrated that during the days when the rebels had laid siege to the house of ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ, cut off water supply to his blessed house, leaving him without even a single drop of water. Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ would suffer from intense thirst. I went to see him. He رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ looked at me and said, ‘مَرۡحَبًا بِاَخِيۡ’ i.e., O my brother! Welcome. Then he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said, O Abdullah Bin Salam! I saw the Noble Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم through this ventilator last night. The Most Merciful Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said in a very sympathetic manner, ‘O ‘Usman (رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُ)! Have these people subjected you to pangs of thirst by denying you water’ I humbly answered in affirmative. Upon that, the Noble Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم immediately lowered a bucket towards me filled with water. My thirst was quenched with that water. I can still feel the soothing effect and coolness of that water in my chest and between both of my shoulders. The Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم then said to me, ‘اِنۡ شِئۡتَ نُصِرۡتَ عَلَيۡهِمۡ وَ اِنۡ شِئۡتَ اَفۡطَرۡتَ عِنۡدَنَا’ i.e. if you wish, I’ll help you against these people; or if you like you may come to me and break your fast in my company. I preferred to break my fast in the blessed court of Noblest Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.
(Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin Salam رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has said, after this [conversation] I departed from there) and exactly on the same day, Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen Sayyiduna ‘Usman-e-Ghani رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ was martyred by the rebels.
(Kitab-ul-Manamat, vol. 3, pp. 74, Hadees 109)