The renowned Majdhouba (enraptured by ALLAH) Lalla Mannana (may ALLAH be pleased with her), may ALLAH grant His Mercy, was among those whose feet were rooted in the Moukachafa (unveiling) and she was sometimes overwhelmed by her spiritual state divine rapture (Jadhb).
She (may ALLAH be pleased with her) often used to visit Sidi Ahmed ibn Mohamed El Bannani (may ALLAH be pleased with him). When he came to consult her regarding his wish to enter the Tariqa, she welcomed him hospitably and advised him to take the Tariqa of Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctifiy his precious secret) rapidly. She told him of his merits and all that she had lived with him. It is said that at that time, she said to Sidi Bannani, before he had said a single word: “O Sidi Ahmed! You have come for my advice concerning your commitment to the path to Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani. If you accept my advice, hasten to submit yourself to him because he is most certainly the Sultan. Events occurred with Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjan, here is one: one day I was sitting at home when two people came and said: “Get up in order to speak to the Sultan.” I thought: “They meant Sultan Suleiman.” Indeed Sultan Suleiman often sent messages to her and likewise she often visited him. He was particularly fond of her.”
She continued: « So I followed them as far as the Gate El Ftouh (one of the Gate of the city of Fes). I moved towards the Sultan and realized that it was not Mawlana Suleiman, but it was Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctifiy his precious secret) who I did not know before. Then, Sultan Sidi Ahmed Tidjani asked me: “What do you think about the plague that has assailed our city. Certainly, it could not have been otherwise given this kind of people characterized by this kind of deeds. ” And he named a number of misdeeds. »
Sidi Ahmed Bannani (may ALLAH be pleased with him) continued: “When she heard this from Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani, she answered: “Although all existing Saints have not been able to confront this trouble, I am able to lift away this calamity from people.” He said to her: “Are you able to bear and endure this?” She replied: “Yes.” Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctifiy his precious secret) instructed her to return home and as she was entering the gate of the city, she was affected by an explosion that she heard behind her. She fell on her face and remained there until some people carried her home. These people heard the sound of the deflagration resounding within her and this state she cried out until ALLAH decreed the lifting of the calamity that had befallen this town. ”