Assalamu’alaykum Dear Readers,
Today we would like to narrate an inspirational true story happened to a Qur’aan teacher in Egypt & narrated by her colleague to her students.
A Qur’aan teacher always advised her students to live by this aayah
[Wa ajiltu ilaika rabbi litardo]
“and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased” – Surah TaHa, v:84
She told them, “This aayah is what moves me. When I hear the Adhaan and I’m occupied and in the middle of something, I remind myself of this aayah and so I get up to pray.”
“When my alarm goes off at 2:00 am (Tahajjud) and I want to go back to sleep I remember: “and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased” and so I get up.
Her husband had the following arrangement with her: on his way home from work he would call her so she would get the food hot and ready; so he could come home and eat & sleep.
One day he asked her to make Mahshi (stuffed grape leaves with rice – very time consuming. You wrap each of them one by one and put the pot on the stove after to cook). She had 3 more to wrap then she had 3 more to wrap before putting it on the stove to cook.
But the Adhaan came in…So she left the 3 remaining grape-leaves (which would have taken her 5 minutes) and went to pray.
Her husband kept calling and calling but there was no answer. He came home and found her in Sujood and food not ready. He saw there were only 3 grape-leaves left to wrap before putting on stove. So he was upset & said:
“You could have just finished them & put the pot to cook then pray!”
He went to her to discover she had died in her Sujood!
SubhaanAllaah, had she waited like any of us to “finish what is in her hand”, she would have died in the kitchen! But a person dies upon what they lived on and by, and are resurrected on what they died on.
Prophet SallAllaahu Alayhi wa Sallam said : “‘Every person will be resurrected in the manner he dies.’” Narrated by Muslim, 2878
Let’s make a resolution:
*For sisters, leave everything, get up & pray as soon as the adhaan calls in, [maximum after 20 minutes (iqaamah time)]
Abdullaah narrated: “I asked the Prophet SallAllaahu Alayhi wa Sallam: “Which deed is the dearest to Allaah?”
He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.” Saheeh Bukhaari
*For brothers, as soon as you hear the Adhaan, do wudoo’ & go to the Masjid.
keep reminding yourself:
True story shared by a sister, who also suggested the resolution. May Allaah accept it from her and may it be a source of sadaqatuljariyah for her and us Aameen
This is the more reason why we should stand up to Allah’s call and surely He will be pleased with us. Aameen.