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She Hastened to Prayer then Died in Sujud

An inspirational true story happened to a Qur’an teacher in Egypt & narrated by her colleague to her students.

A Qur’an teacher always advised her students to live by this verse:

وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَى
“And I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased.”
[Surah Taha, v:84]

She told them, “This verse is what moves me. When I hear the Adhan and I’m occupied and in the middle of something, I remind myself of this verse 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 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!”

There was no response…

He went to her to discover that she had died in her Sujood!

SubhanAllah, had she waited like any of us to “finish what was 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 (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said : “Every person will be resurrected in the manner he dies.’” (Muslim)

Let’s make a resolution:

For sisters, leave everything, get up & pray as soon as the adhan is called, [maximum after 20 minutes]

Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated: “I asked the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “Which deed is the dearest to Allah?” He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.” (Bukhari)

For brothers, try to attend the Masjid and pray in congregation.
Keep reminding yourself:

وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَى
“and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased.”

This is a true story shared by a sister, who also suggested the resolution. May Allah accept it from her and may it be a source of Sadaqah Jaariyah for her and for the one who shares this story with others. Aameen.

Written by IlmFeed

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