Sayyid Muhammad Ibn ‘Alawi said that his Grandfather, Sayyid ‘Abbas once went to Hebron and he participated in a Mawlid there.
He saw an elderly and weak 80 year old man who strangely stood throughout the entire Mawlid so Sayyid’s Grandfather asked him about it and he said,
‘I use to abuse and mock those who participated in Mawlids especially those who stood in Mawlids to Praise Him.
One day, I went and I mocked them and called them people of Bid’ah and Evil.
I fell asleep that night and I saw Rasūlullāh ﷺ enter a gathering of Mawlid.
Everyone stood for Him out of Adab but He came to me and said,
‘You sit down!’ When i woke up I was completely paralysed.
I tried every doctor for a long period but nothing worked until I met the Great Palestinian Wali, Shaykh Khalil Al-Khalidi who said,
‘You’ve upset Rasūlullāh ﷺ…’
So I made promise that i’ll never speak against those who participate in the Mawlid and secondly that i’ll stand throughout the Mawlid myself.’
The old man said,
‘The day I sincerely made the promise,
I went to sleep and saw the exact same dream with the exact same people.
This time, Rasūlullāh ﷺ walked In, came to me and said,
‘You can stand for Me!’ So I stood.
By Allāh, I woke up standing and completely cured.’
Sayyid Muhammad narrated this from his father Sayyid ‘Alawi, who narrated this from his father – Sayyid ‘Abbas.
This was during the time of Sharif Husayn.
He was sent to overlook the renovation of the Dome Of The Rock and then they went to Hebron to visit Prophet Ibrahim (Peace Be Upon Him)
This event took place during that visit.