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It is reported that the son of Sayyidah Asma binte Umais May Allah be pleased with her, Hadrat Mohammed bin Abu Bakr May Allah be pleased with him, was martyred in Egypt in the 37th year of Hijrah. After he had been killed, the heretics also tied his body on a donkey and had it burnt.
When Sayyidah Asma May Allah be pleased with her heard about this news, she displayed immense patience and continued to stand on her Musallah. (Usaabah)
The Allah declares in Surah Baqarah, verse 45:
وَاسْتَعِیۡنُوۡا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلٰوۃِ ؕ وَ اِنَّہَا لَکَبِیۡرَۃٌ اِلَّا عَلَی الْخٰشِعِیۡنَ﴿ۙ۴۵﴾
And seek help in patience and prayer, and surely, the prayer is hard indeed save to those who lean towards Me with their hearts.
The pious Muslims of the past, besides been steadfast in practising on the various laws of Islam, continued their level best to obey the command of the Qur’an and the Sunnah.
This also proves that these blessed people continued to remember Allah Almighty even in such difficult times and never allowed themselves to be swayed from the remembrance of Allah Almighty. They never thought of their sadness as something which came in between their Iibadah.
If only our thinking and outlook in life can be the same, certainly Muslims would be able to recreate another revolution in this world.