Translated By Yusra O.

‘Aatikah al-Makhzumiyyah rahimahaAllah : Whenever she would tire from how much she cried, she would say: “it is not befitting that the one who fears the Fire has a dry eye, until he is certain that he is safe from it.”

‘Ufayrah al-’Aabidah rahimahaAllah : When it was said to her, “aren’t you tired from crying so much?” She said, “how can man tire from his medicine and his cure?!”

Fatimah al-Naysaburiyyah rahimahaAllah : She would say, “the truthful one who is close to Allah calls upon his Rabb like he is drowning; asking his Rabb for safety and salvation.”

Lubabah al-’Aabidah rahimahaAllah : She said regarding the sweetness of her prayer in her mihraab, “I persisted in my worship until it became how I sought comfort and rest. When I became tired of the people causing me to forget His Remembrance, and when I would become exhausted of their talk, my tranquility would be in separating myself to worship Allah and to be in His service.”

Habibah al-’Adawiyyah rahimahaAllah : She would say during her night prayers, “my Lord, the stars have disappeared, and the eyes have gone to sleep, and the Kings have locked their doors – while Your Door is open, and every loved one has gone to their beloved, so this is my station in front of You.”

She used to say, “O Allah, forgive me for my lack of manners in my prayer.” (Allahummaghfirli soo’a adabi fi salati)

‘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.”

‘Amrah rahimahaAllah : She woke up one night while her husband was asleep, so she woke him up and said, “wake up, the night has left and the morning has come. A long road is ahead of us, and the provisions are few. The righteous have left us behind, while we still remain.”

A’ishah bint Sa’eed al-Hiri rahimahaAllah : She said to her daughter, “Hold fast to having good manners externally and internally. Whoever is wrong internally will be punished internally.”

Umm Talq rahimahaAllah : Ibn Shu’bah ibn Dhukhan said, “Umm Talq used to pray 400 raka’at every night and day, and she would recite from the Qur’an whatever Allah willed.”

Umm Hayyan al-Sulamiyyah rahimahaAllah : Abu Khaldah said, “I have never seen a man or woman stronger and more patient in lengthened standing than Umm Hayyan – she was like a date-palm that was swayed to the right and left by the wind!”

-Taken from Mukhtasar al-Thamarat al-Basiqaat min Hadith al-Salihaat