• the • other • fire • kept • my • mind • busy •

A fire once broke out in a house where ‘Ali bin al-Husayn* – may Allah have mercy on him – was prostrate in prayer. He didn’t raise his head until the fire went out. When asked about this he said:

The other Fire kept my mind busy.”

– Adh-Dhahabi in Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa‘ under the biography of ‘Ali bin al-Husayn, Zayn Al-‘Aabideen.

* ‘Ali bin al-Husayn, known as Zayn Al-‘Aabideen for his devout worship, was the great-grandson of the Prophet – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. He was the only surviving son of al-Husayn, son of ‘Ali bin Abi Taalib – may Allah be please with them.

Abu Ad-Dardaa’ – may Allah be pleased with him – said:

It is from a person’s knowledge and understanding that he sees to his needs first in order to turn to his prayer with a heart free of distractions.”

Ibn Al-Mubaarak in Az-Zuhd wa Ar-Raqaa’iq 2/726

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One Response to “• the • other • fire • kept • my • mind • busy •”

  1. al-Furqaan Says:

    as-Salaamu 3laykum Wa-Re7matullaahee Wa-Barakaatu7

    Subhan’AllaaH Do We Ever Think Like That

    The Words Of Ali Ibn Husayn Came To Mind Before I Was To Going To Perform My Salah

    ‘The other Fire Kept My Mind Busy’
    ='(

    May AllaaH (Swt) Forgive Us and Give Us Hearts and Minds To Contemplate With Such Wisdom

    Aameen

    Jazaakhi’Allaahu Khayr

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