“Mother, I have to go to make wudu and pray ‘Ishaa”
Her mother was shocked: “Are you crazy?!! Guests are waiting for you, to see u! 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 now, I will be angry at you”
Her daughter replied : ”Wallahi I won’t go out from here till 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 in ur 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 I won’t be beautiful in the eyes of created beings? 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, 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, 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!! She put Him and His obedience first in her priorities, so He granted her the best ending that any Muslim would have! She wanted to be closer to Him, so He took her soul in the place where a Muslim is the closest to Him!
May Allah guide us all to do what pleases Him and grant everyone who is reading these lines, a good ending, Ameen!
~A True Story - told by Shaykh "Abdul Mohsen al Ahmad", it happened in Abha (the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia)