A person was blessed with the vision of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) in his dream. This person asked the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) about the meanings of a verse of the Qur’an. The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, ”look in Bayan al-Qur’an.” Bayan al-Qur’an is a commentary of the Qur’an written by Hakeem al-Ummat Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi (ra).

This person informed Maulana Thanwi (ra) about the dream in a letter. Maulana Thanwi (ra) remarked,” [even] if my life is sacrificed upon these gladtidings, then this is ok.”

He did not lie down the entire night, [instead], he engaged himself in invoking Durood Sharif (sending salutations upon the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

Akaabir-Deoband Aur ‘Ishq-e-Rasool sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, Maktabah Arsalan, Pages 101-102