It was another hot day and the poor shepherd boy, Ibn Masud, was looking after a flock of sheep on the outskirts of Makkah. The sheep belonged to one of the merchants of Makkah who would pay Ibn Masud to look after them from morning until night.
The sheep would wander around and Ibn Masud made sure that none of them got lost. There was also a danger that a wild animal might come and eat the sheep so Ibn Masud always had a big stick handy.
This was like any normal day as Ibn Masud watched the sheep wandering and eating of the scarce grass. He was paying close attention because this was the time that many of the wild animals would be out looking for an easy meal.
In the distance he could see something moving.. As this shadow came closer he realised that it was two people walking towards him. He was worried at first and had his stick ready for action. When they came closer he realised that it was Al-Amin, as Muhammad was known, and his friend Abu Bakr. He got very happy as they came closer and closer.
The two men came and they met the shepherd boy. They rested for a while and then asked him if he had anything to drink as they were thirsty. Ibn Masud replied, "No!" and because these sheep did not belong to him, he could not give them any milk from them either.
Al-Amin asked him to bring a sheep that has no milk. Ibn Masud brought the sheep over and watched as Al-Amin made a dua and milk came from the sheep. They all drank the milk then the two friends continued their journey. Ibn Masud had seen a miracle and soon became a Muslim.