Tomb of Umme Haram (may Allah be pleased with her)

This is the location (in Larnaca, Cyprus) of the tomb of Umme Haram (may Allah be pleased with her), who was the aunt of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him). The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) often visited her and sometimes had his afternoon nap at her place in Madinah.

The Prophet (ﷺ) was once sleeping in her house, when he woke up smiling.

Umme Haram (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “O Prophet! You are dearer to me than my parents, tell me what made you smile.”

He said: “I saw in my dream a few of my followers going for Jihad across the sea. They, in their barges, looked like kings sitting on their thrones.”

Umme Haram (may Allah be pleased with her) said: “O, Prophet of Allah! Pray that I may also be one among those people.”

He replied: “Rest assured, you will be one of them.”

He went to sleep again, and got up smiling for the second time. On Umme Haram’s query he said: “I again saw some more people going for Jihad across the sea.”

Umme Haram (may Allah be pleased with her) requested him to pray for her joining them also, he said: “No, you are with the first group only.”

During the Khilafat of Usman (may Allah be pleased with him), Amir Muawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him), the Governor of Syria, sought permission to send an expeditionary force to Cyprus Island. This permission was granted by Usman (may Allah be pleased with him). Umme Haram (may Allah be pleased with her), with her husband Ubadah bin Samit (may Allah be pleased with him) was in that force. While returning from the island she fell from her mule, broke her neck and died. She was buried in the above place.

References:  Fazail-e-Aamal – Sheikh Zakariyya Kandhalvi

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