Righteous Examples for Muslim Women – Part 2
‘Ajradah al-’Amiyah rahimahaAllah : Rajaa’ ibn Muslim said, “we used to be with ‘Ajradah in her house, and she would pray at night, sometimes from the beginning of the night until the time before sunrise. She would then say in a loud voice filled with sadness, “to You the worshippers have spent the darkness of the nights until the dusk, racing to Your Mercy and to the bounty of Your Forgiveness. Only You, my Lord – none other than You – I ask to make me in the first group of as-saabiqeen (the forerunners) to You, and that You raise me among the ranks of the Muqarrabeen (those who are close to Allah), and that You enter me with Your righteous slaves for You alone are the Most Generous of those who are generous, and Most Merciful of those who show mercy, and the Greatest of those who are great, Ya Kareem!” Then she would go into sajdah, and she would continue to cry and make duaa in her prostration until the sun rose. This was her habit for 30 years.”
When it was said to her, “did you sleep at all last night?” she would cry and respond, “The remembrance of death kept me from sleeping.”
#1 by Umm Sulaym on March 3, 2011 - 12:03 am
:) This just makes me smile…jazakiAllahu khayran for this gem of a story!