Um Salama was one of the wives of the holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW). Prophet Mohammed (SAW) entrusted Um Salama with a small amount of soil and asked her to keep it in a jar, he told her “when you see this soil turn into blood, know that my son Hussain (AS) has been martyred, he will be martyred in Iraq in a place named Karbala.
Um Salama kept the soil in a safe place for many years. On the tenth day of the month of Muharram, she dreamt the Holy Prophet was saddened and wearing dusty clothes, in the dream he said to her “we are coming from the burial of the martyrs”, she woke up and went to the jar and found the soil boiling into blood and learned that Hussain Ibn Ali (AS) was martyred alongside his companions, she began crying and mourning, her neighbours heard her and came, she told them of this story. This story is known as the Hadith of Qarura.