It’s a True story told by Shaykh “Abdul Mohsen al Ahmad”, it happened in Abha (the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia).
Once upon a time a Muslim bride was getting ready for her wedding party.
“After performing Salah Al Maghrib, She put her make-up, wore her beautiful white dress preparing herself for her wedding party, Then she heard the Adhan (Call for prayers) of ‘Ishaa and she realized that she broke her Wudu (ablution).
She told her mother: “Mother, I have to go to make wudu (ablution) and pray ‘Salah Al Ishaa.”
Her mother was shocked: “Are you crazy?!! Guests are waiting for you, to see you! What about your make up? It will be all washed away by water!!”
Then she added: ”I am your mother and I order you not to perform Salah now! Wallahi if you make wudu (ablution) now, I will be angry at you.”
Her daughter, the muslim bride replied: “Wallahi I won’t go out from here until I perform my Salah! Mother you must know that there is no obedience to any creature in disobedience to the Creator!!”
Her mother said: ”What would our Guests say about you when you’ll show up to your wedding party without make-up? You won’t be beautiful in their eyes and they will make fun of you!”
The daughter asked with a smile: “Are you worried because a muslim bride won’t be beautiful in the eyes of creations? What about my Creator? I am worried because, if I miss my Salah, I won’t be beautiful in His eyes.”
She started to make wudu (ablution), and all her make-up was washed away, but she didn’t care.
Then she began her Salah and at the moment she bowed down to make Sujud (prostrate), She didn’t realize that it will be her last one!
Yes! She died while in Sujud! What a great ending for a Muslimah who insisted on obeying her Lord! Many people who heard her story were so touched!!
She put Him and His obedience first in her priorities, so He granted her the best ending that any Muslim could have!
She wanted to be closer to Him, so He took her soul in the place where Muslims are the closest to Him! SubhanAllah!
She didn’t care if she would be beautiful in the eyes of creatures so she was beautiful in the eyes of Her Creator!
O Muslim Sisters, Imagine if you are in her place! What will you do? Subhan’Allah!
What an amazing story. 🙂