A woman came to Sayyidina Hassan Al-Basri (rahimahullah) and said,
My daughter passed away and now I wish to see her in my dream.
Sayyidina Hassan (rahimahullah) told her,
Offer four rakat Nafl after Isha and in each rakaat recite Surah At-Takasur (102). Then go to sleep while reciting Salawaat upon RasulAllah ﷺ until you fall asleep.
The woman did so and narrated the dream to Sayyidina Hassan (rahimahullah) the next day. She said,
I saw her in a bad state. She was wearing dirty robes. Her hands were tied and there were chains of fire around her feet.
Sayyidina Hassan (rahimahullah) asked her to give sadqa and hope that her daughter’s affliction gets lessened. The following night Sayyidina Hassan (rahimahullah) himself saw a dream wherein he was in Jannah and there was a beautiful young girl on a throne dressed in magnificent clothes. She told him that she was the daughter of the woman who had visited him. Sayyidina Hassan (rahimahullah) told her,
But your mother told me that she saw you in a bad state.
The girl said,
Indeed what she said was true. We were 70,000 souls who were afflicted with the torture of the grave until a pious person passed by us. He recited Salawat upon RasulAllah ﷺ dedicated it’s sawaab to us. And Allah accepted it in such a manner that we were freed from our tribulations and what you see now is due to barakah of that Durood Shareef.
– Al-Qawl Al-Badee : Imaam Shams Ad-Deen Sakhaawi, p.234-235 –