Sermon of Rameela

الحسن بن علي بن النعمان عن أبيه عن الشامي عن أبي داود السبيعي عن أبي سعيد الخدري عن رميلة قال: وعكت وعكا شديدا في زمان أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) فوجدت من نفسي خفة في يوم الجمعة، وقلت: لا أعرف شيئا أفضل من أن أفيض على نفسي من الماء واصلي خلف أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) ففعلت، ثم جئت إلى المسجد، فلما صعد أمير المؤمنين المنبر عاد علي ذلك الوعك. فلما انصرف أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) ودخل القصر دخلت معه فقال: يا رميلة رأيتك وأنت متشبك بعضك في بعض فقلت: نعم، وقصصت عليه القصة التي كنت فيها والذي حملني على الرغبة في الصلاة خلفه، فقال: يا رميلة ليس من مؤمن يمرض إلا مرضنا بمرضه  ولا يحزن إلا حزنا بحزنه ولا يدعو إلا آمنا لدعائه ولا يسكت إلا دعونا له. فقلت له: يا أمير المؤمنين جعلني الله فداك هذا لمن معك في القصر أرأيت من كان في أطراف الارض ؟ قال: يا رميلة ليس يغيب عنا مؤمن في شرق الارض ولا في غيرها

It is written in ‘Kitabul Irshad’ that Hamran bin Aan heard from Qasim bin Mohammed bin Abu Bakr who narrates from Rameela, who was very close and devout companion of Amir-ul-Momaneen-asws .

Rameela: once on a Friday, during the time of Amir-ul-Momaneen-asws, I had very high fever, which took away my strength but cleansed and elevated me spiritually. I was feeling extremely pious and blessed.  At that moment, I thought, the best I could do is to take a bath and go to mosque in order to recite salat in the leadership of Amir-ul-Momaneen-asws.  I acted upon my intuition and read salat behind Amir-ul-Momaneen-asws but when my Mola-asws went to pulpit to deliver sermon, my fever, out of sudden, shot-up again.  When Amir-ul-Momaneen-asws left the Mosque, subsequent to finishing the sermon, I started following my Mola-asws, after a short while, Amir-ul-Momaneen-asws turned towards me and said: I find you overwhelmed by doubts, regarding some of your affairs, which are troubling you due to your fever.  Did you not talk to yourself about taking a bath and coming out to recite Friday prayers behind me but when I was reciting sermon your fever shot-up and you started regretting your decision.

Rameela: By Allah-azwj, Ya Amir-ul-Momaneen-asws, you-asws portrayed my thoughts word by word, without addition or omission of a single word.

O Rameela!  There is not a single instant that a momin or a momina suffers from an illness and I am not affected by it.  And it is not possible if someone is grieved and I do not share his misery and I say Amen! upon hearing his prayer, I keep on praying for him even after he seizes to pray for himself.

Rameela:  You-asws are very kind to all those who are with you and live in this city.  But, how about those who live far away from here?

O Rameela!  There is not a single ‘momin’ or ‘momina’ who is obscured from us, regardless of where they live, they call upon us and we protect them, wherever they are, in the East or in the West.[1]

[1] Al Basaiar Page-259