Letter To: Ya Rasool Allah (Sallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam)
Prophet Sulaiman (AS) (Solomon) and his Sahabi Tubbah Harreri visited Yathrib. (Tayba/Medina)
Prophet Sulaiman (AS) ordered his Tahath (Throne) to lower down at a place called Yathrib and told his sahabi Tubbha Harreri that this is the place where the Prophet of the prophet's is going to arrive.
Tubbha Harreri was surprised and replied: "This Prophet, Is He going to be higher in Status then you?"
Hazrat Sulaiman (AS) Replied: "If He was here, I would tie His Shoe Laces."
Tubbah Harrieri then requested Hazrat Sulaiman (AS) if he could stay here and wait for the King of all the prophet's?
Hazrat Sulaiman (AS) Replied "Yes, if you so wish!"
Then the Sahabi of Hazrat Sulaiman (AS) started to build houses and asked the people around the caves, hills and huts to come and live there, when the people came and saw they were amazed to see all the houses that were build.
They saw all the houses were one story, except for one, that was two Story the people enquired; "Tubbah Harrer,i why is this particular one two story?"
Tubba Harreri replied: "After all it is for the one who will be High in Status then all of them, that is why it is double story and this house I have built is for Him."
These where the first settlements who started to live in Yathrib and Tubbah Harreri was patiently waiting for the arrival of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
As time went by Tubbha Harreri was now getting old and weak and the time had come for his farewell. On his death bed he wrote a letter saying:
"Ya Rasool Allah! (Sallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam)
I heard from my nabi that You are going to arrive here, my last moment has arrived and I must leave this world, I have built this House for You so please accept it"
Tubbah Harreri then gave this letter to his son and asked him to give this letter to the Nabi of all the nabi's, when he arrives.
So as time and centuries went by through each generation after generation of Tubbah Harreri they passed the letter on until it finally reached Hazrat Ayub Ansari (RA)
When the Holy Prophet (PBUH) arrived at Yathrib, He was invited by the settlers to stay at their homes, but the Holy Prophet (PBUH) replied: "I will stay where my camel will rest."
So the camel decided to rest at Hazrat Ayub Ansari's door step.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) then asked Hazrat Ayub Ansari: "Would you like to give Me My "Imaanat" (Letter)?
Hazrat Ayub Ansari was surprised to hear about the letter and Replied:
"Ya Rasool Allah only my father and I had the knowledge of this letter?"
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu Alaihe-e-Wa-Sallam) replied:
"I was watching him, (your forefather) when he was writing the letter"