The blog Life in Saudi Arabia has a page on an event that supposedly happened in the year 1164 AD, summarized briefly as follows:

Nur ad-Din had the same dream three times where he saw Muhammad, who showed him "faces". Taking these dreams as being prophetic, the Sultan went to Medina and gave alms to the people. He asked if there are other people that don't receive alms. There were two who didn't, and the Sultan located them and found out they were Christians who were digging a tunnel to try to steal Muhammad's body. The Sultan then had them killed.

Google shows many slight variations on this story, so it is a notable claim.

Are there any records that this really happened?

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    Is that blog notable?
    – Ben Barden
    Mar 29 '18 at 18:12
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    It'll be pretty difficult to prove or disprove whether the guy a thousand years ago actually had this dream. A quick search of some of the things mentioned in the article(like the chamber being surround with 'melt lead') came up with nothing.
    – Giter
    Mar 29 '18 at 18:23
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    At best we could say that the sultan said that he had a dream prior to catching people trying to steal the body.
    – Brythan
    Mar 29 '18 at 18:31
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    If you're using the miracles of Jesus as your notability comparable, I think this might start running afoul of the "matters of faith" issue.
    – Ben Barden
    Mar 29 '18 at 19:02
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    Nobody can know for sure if he had dreams, prophetic or not. That's a matter of faith. Whether or not Nur ad-Din stopped two guys from stealing Mohammad's body is something concrete, so refocusing the question on that will make it on topic. I made some really major edits that I think will vastly improve this question and prevent it from being closed. Hopefully it still looks OK to you @SharenEayrs.
    – Laurel
    Mar 30 '18 at 4:05

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