167. The Prophet Hit the Rock with a Pickaxe Three Times and Said ‘God is Great’ Three Times

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3-212 حدثنا محمد بن إبراهيم بن أحمد بن يونس الليثي قال: حدثنا أبوعبد الله محمد بن الفرج الشروطي قال: حدثنا أبوعبد الله محمد بن يزيد بن المهلب قال: حدثنا أبوسفيان قال: حدثني عوف، عن ميمون قال: أخبرني البراء بن عازب قال: لما أمر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله بحفر الـخندق عرضـت له صـخرة عظيـمةشديدة في عرض الخندق لا تأخذ فيها المعاول فجاء رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله فلما رآها وضع ثوبه فأخذ المعول، وقال: بسم الله وضرب ضربة فكسر ثلثها، فقال: الله أكبر اعطيت مفاتيح الشام، والله إني لابصر قصورها الحمر الساعة، ثم ضرب الثانية فقال: بسم الله، ففلق ثلثا آخر، فقال: الله أكبر اعطيت مفاتيح فارس، والله إني لابصر قصر المدائن الابيض، ثم ضرب الثالثة ففلق بقية الحجر، فقال: الله أكبر اعطيت مفاتيح اليمن، والله إني لابصر أبواب صنعاء من مكاني هذا


3-212 Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Ahmad ibn Yunus al-Laysee narrated that Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn al-Faraj al-Sharooty quoted Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Yazid ibn al-Molheb, on the authority of Abu Sufyan, on the authority of Oaf, on the authority of Maymun, on the authority of Al-Bara ibn Azib, “When God’s Prophet (MGB) ordered that a ditch be dug, a big boulder appeared across the ditch which could not bebroken with a pickaxe. When the Prophet of God (MGB) came and saw it, he (MGB) took off his shirt, picked up the pickaxe, said God’s name and struck the boulder. One third of it broke up. The Prophet (MGB) said, ‘In the Name of God’ and hit it once. One third of it broke up into pieces. Then the Prophet (MGB) said, ‘God is Great. I have been given the keys to Syria. It is as if I can now see its red palaces’ and hit it a second time. Then the Prophet (MGB) said, ‘God is Great. It is as if I have been given the keys to Persia. I swear by God that I can see the White Palaces in Al-Madaen’ and hit it for the third time. Then the third part of the boulder broke into pieces. Then the Prophet (MGB) said, ‘God is Great. I have been given the keys to Yemen. It is as if I can see San’a - the capital from here.’”