Narrated / Authority of:
Anas bin Malik
Allah`s Apostle (SAW) used to visit Um Haram bint Milhan, who would offer him meals. Um-Haram was the wife of Ubada bin As-Samit. Allah`s Apostle (SAW), once visited her and she provided him with food and started looking for lice in his head. Then Allah`s Apostle (SAW) slept, and afterwards woke up smiling. Um Haram asked, “What causes you to smile, O Allah`s Apostle (SAW)?” He said. “Some of my followers who (in a dream) were presented before me as fighters in Allah`s Cause (on board a ship) amidst this sea cause me to smile; they were as kings on the thrones (or like kings on the thrones).” (Ishaq, a sub-narrator is not sure as to which expression the Prophet (SAW) used.) Um-Haram said, “O Allah`s Apostle (SAW)! Invoke Allah that he makes me one of them. Allah`s Apostle (SAW) invoked Allah for her and slept again and woke up smiling. Once again Um Haram asked, “What makes you smile, O Allah`s Apostle (SAW)?” He replied, “Some of my followers were presented to me as fighters in Allah`s Cause,” repeating the same dream. Um-Haram said, “O Allah`s Apostle (SAW)! Invoke Allah that He makes me one of them.” He said, “You are amongst the first ones.” It happened that she sailed on the sea during the Caliphate of Muawlya bin Abi Sufyan, and after she disembarked, she fell down from her riding animal and died.