Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ribah Qaysi's Wife

Leading Ladies: who made a difference in the lives of others

She was known for spending much of the night in prayer. In the early parts of the night she would begin to pray. She would wake her husband, but if he didn’t wake up she would pray. Sometime later she would try again, but if he failed to wake, she would pray. And again, some time later she would try again.

Sometimes she picked up straw from the ground and would say, "By Allah, I regard the worldly vanities less than this". Occasionally she would dress in a shiny dress at night and ask her husband if he wanted her company (intimacy) in bed - the times he would say no, she would resort to prayer instead.

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