What is the authenticity and the full narration regarding Sahabi in Jail who was not provided water by his jailer. The Sahabi then made du’a and rain fell for him in the basement of the Jail?
I am not sure of the specific story you are referring to.
Hereunder are 2 similar incidents:
1. The Sahabi Hujr ibn ‘Adi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was with his capturer, who refused him water. Sayyiduna Hujr (radiyallahu’anhu) made du’a, after which Allah Ta’ala sent a cloud that rained upon him.
(Al-Isabah, number: 1634 & also see Hayatus Sahabah, vol.4 pg.454)
2. When Sayyidatuna Ummu Ayman (radiyallahu’anha) was migrating to Madinah Munawwarah, she became extremely thirsty, and had no water to drink.
A bucket that was tied to a white rope was lowered for her from the sky, she then drank till her fill. She would later say: ‘I never experienced thirst after that.’
(Tabaqat ibn Sa’d, & Sahih Ibnus Sakan, see Al-Isabah, number: 11902 & Hayatus Sahabah, vol.4 pg.455)
Note: In the first incident, the Sahabi was a prisoner.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar