Imām Daramī relates from Abū al-Jawzā’ Aws bin ‘Abdullāh:
The people of Medina were in the grip of a severe famine. They complained to Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidāh Ayesha rađiyAllāhu ánha (about their terrible condition). She told them to go towards the Prophet śallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam’s blessed Rawdah and open a window in the direction of the mky so that there is no curtain between the sky and the grave. The narrator says they did so. Then it started raining heavily; even the lush green grass sprang up (everywhere) and the camels had grown so fat (it seemed) they would burst out due to the over piling of blubber. So the year was named as the year of greenery and plenty.
Daramī related it in his Sunan (vol. 1, pp. 43 #93); Ibn al-Jawzī in al-Wafā’ bi-Ahwâl il-Mustafā (vol. 2, pp. 801); Subkī in Shifā’ us-Siqām fī Ziyārat Khayr il-‘Anām (pp.128); Qastalānī in al-Mawāhib al-Ladunniya (vol. 4, pp. 276); and Zurqānī in his Commentary (vol. 11, pp. 150).
by Tālib Ul Ilm