It is reported that there were five people living in the home of Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen, Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ namely , Sayyida Fatimah رضي الله عنها , their beloved sons Sayyiduna Imam Hasan رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ and Sayyiduna Imam Husayn رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ and their slave (Sayyiduna) Haaris رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ.
The living condition of these blessed personalities was such that despite not eating for three days they remained patient and content. Sayyida Fatima رضي الله عنها gave one of her clothing to Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ so that he could sell it and buy some food in return. Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ took the clothing and went to the market where he sold it for six dirhams. On his way back he Ä was approached by a beggar who was begging in the name of Allah. Sayyiduna Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ with full trust in Allah gave all the dirhams in the way of Allah and returned with patient and content.
Whilst on his way Sayyiduna Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ saw a man standing with a she-camel. He asked, ‘O Abal Hasan1 ! Will you buy this she-camel from me? He Ț replied, ‘Why not, how much does it cost?’ The person said, ‘100 dirhams.’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ replied ‘I don’t have money.’ The seller said, ‘Buy it on credit and make the payment when you get the money.’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali replied, ‘Well said!’ Hence, he accepted the deal and bought the she-camel on credit for 100 dirhams. After going a short distance, another person approached him and asked, ‘O Abal Hasan! Will you sell this she-camel?’ Sayyiduna Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ answered, ‘Why not.’ The person questioned, ‘How much did it cost you?’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali responded ‘100 dirhams.’ The person said, ‘Sell it to me for a profit of 60 dirhams.’ Sayyiduna Ali رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ accepted the deal and sold the she-camel for 160 dirhams .
On his way back Sayyiduna ‘Ali رضي الله عنه met that seller and who asked after seeing him without the she-camel, ‘Where is that she-camel? Did you sell it?’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali responded, ‘Yes! I have sold it.’ The seller asked, ‘For how much?’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali said, ‘For 160 dirhams.’ The seller requested, ‘Kindly return my 100 dirhams.’ Sayyiduna ‘Ali returned the 100 dirhams and handed over the remaining 60 dirhams to sayyida Fatima رضي الله عنها She was amazed at the amount, because the clothing she gave was not worth 60 dirhams. Therefore, she inquired about the amount. Sayyiduna ‘Ali said, ‘I made a trade with Allah by six dirhams which I spent in the path of Allah as Sadaqah (voluntarily charity) and He returned me sixty in exchange of six.
The following day Sayyiduna ‘Ali came to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and told him what had transpired the previous day. The Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, ‘O ‘Ali ( Do you know the reality of what transpired yesterday?’ He replied, Allah and His Beloved Rasool know the best. RASOOL ALLAH صلى الله عليه وسلم informed, ‘O ‘Ali the one who sold you the she camel was Mikaail ) and one who bought it from you was Jibra`eel , this she-camel which you bought and sold would be the riding animal of my daughter Khatoon-e- Jannat on the Day of Judgment. (Qalyoobi)