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Malik ad-Dar has related: The people were gripped by famine during the tenure of ‘Umar (bin al-Khattab). Then a Companion walked up to the Prophet’s grave and said, “O Messenger of Allah, please ask for rain from Allah for your Community who is in dire straits.” Then the Companion saw the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) in a dream. The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said to him, “Go over to ‘Umar, give him my regards and tell him that the rain will come to you. And tell ‘Umar that he should be on his toes, he should be on his toes, (he should remain alert).” Then the Companion went over to see ‘Umar and passed on to him the tidings. On hearing this, ‘Umar broke into a spurt of crying. He said, “O Allah, I exert myself to the full until I am completely exhausted.” [al-Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah Volume 011, Page No. 118, Hadith Number 32538]