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It is reported that Shaikh Mashar Sa’adi – may Allah be pleased with him – was one of those Saints who had spent nearly sixty years in the Ibadah of Allah Almighty.
One night, he saw a dream and in this dream, he found himself near a beautiful stream. The water of this stream was full of sweet fragrance and the banks of this stream was studded with jewels and pearls. Suddenly a few beautiful maidens appeared in front of him and started to sing the Divine Praises of Allah Almighty. He then asked them who they were created for and they replied, “We have been created by the Lord of Muhammad – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – for those people who spend the night in Ibadah while others are asleep.”
Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Sulayman Daraani – may Allah be pleased with him – is also considered as among the eminent Awliyah of his era. One night, he fell into a deep sleep and did not read his Wazaa’if. In his dream he saw a very beautiful maiden and she was saying to him, “O Abu Sulayman! You are sleeping and I have been prepared and beautified for you for nearly five hundred years?” (Roud Ar Riyaheen)