This has been reproduced from Ottoman Dynasty Foundation.
A hundred years ago, Ottoman soldiers entrusted these banknotes to Palestinian merchant, Ragheb Hilmi Al-Halul when they were retreating from Palestine and said: “When we come back, we will take our money”. Ragheb Hilmi Al-Halul family has been keeping these banknotes for a century.
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said:
مثل أمتي مثل المطر لا يدرى أوله خير أم آخره
“The example of my ummah is like the rain. It is not known whether the initial part or the latter part is good.”
(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2869)