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It is mentioned that Hadrat Sayyiduna Thabit Banaani – may Allah be pleased with him – was a master Hafiz of the Holy Qur’an. He used to weep in the Divine Court to such a degree which could not be fully described.


Someone once mentioned to Hadrat Sayyiduna Thabit Banaani – may Allah be pleased with him – that if he continued in this manner, he would lose his sight. However, he replied that if the eyes do not weep in fear of Allah Almighty, what was the value of such eyes.


One day, Hadrat Sayyiduna Thabit Banaani’s – may Allah be pleased with him – eyes began to throb with pain and the doctors mentioned to him that if they were treated and it became well, he was advised not to weep again. He mentioned to them that there was nothing of value in an eye if it did not weep.


He used to also make Du’a to Allah Almighty in the following words, “O Allah! If there is anyone who is given permission to perform their Salaah in their grave, then I plead to be given this permission.”

Abu Sanaan – may Allah be pleased with him – later mentions that, “I swear by Allah Almighty that I was among those people who buried the great Saint. After we had buried him, one of the brick which covered the grave fell and I noticed that the great Saint was reading his Salaah in the grave.” (Iqaamah Al Hujjah; Fadaa’il Al Qur’an)