Book Name:Allah walon kay Rozay
anymore with the opportunity of worshipping in the nights, fasting during the days and attending the gatherings of Zikr. (Hikayatayn aur Naseehatayn, pp. 132)
Hujjat-ul-Islam, Sayyiduna Imam Muhammad Ghazali رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has said that Sayyiduna ‘Aamir Bin ‘Abd-e-Qays رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه started weeping at the time of his death. When he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was asked the reason for his weeping, he رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه replied: I am not weeping for the fear of death or for the love of this world, but rather I am weeping for being separated from the afternoon thirst of the fasts of summer and Nafl Salah in the long nights of winter.
(Ihya-ul-‘Uloom, vol. 5, pp. 575)
You have just heard that these blessed people would love the intense thirst of the fasts of intense hot weather that they were weeping at the time of their death as to how they would get the taste of the intensity of thirst of the fasts of hot weather after their death. They would offer Salahs and observe fasts so abundantly, that it seemed as if they had not taken any interest in any worldly things.
Sayyiduna Mus’ab Bin Saabit رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه, who was very pious and used to worship a lot, would offer 1000 Nawafil daily and would always observe fast.
(‘Uyoon-ul-Hikayaat, part 2, pp. 324)
Sayyiduna Ibraheem Bin Adham رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has said that one worshipper fell ill, so we visited him. He started feeling sad by sighing deeply. I asked him: Why are you feeling sad? He replied: For the night which I spent by sleeping and for the day I did not fast and for the moment I was heedless of the Zikr of Allah. (Hikayatayn aur Naseehatayn, pp. 133)
Dear Islamic brothers! Just ponder over those who due to a little heedlessness in their Nafl Salahs and Nafl fasts in their life were so sad at the time of their death, so how can we imagine that they would be lazy in Fard Salahs and Fard fasts. Just ponder over the difference between us and them as generally we, at the time of death, feel sad because of leaving this world and they feel sad because of being deprived of worship. We only think about