Rabi‘ah ‘Adawiyyah

Rabi‘ah ‘Adawiyyah

She used to cry profusely. When she used to hear about hell, she used to faint. When anyone offered her anything, she used to refuse it and say: “I do not want the world.” When she turned 80, her condition was such that when she walked she was about to fall. She used to keep her kafan with her all the time. Her place of prostration used to get wet with her tears. All her extraordinary and astonishing ways are quite well known. She is also known as Rabi‘ah Basriyyah.

Lesson: O women! You should also develop some fear of Allah and remembrance of death, after all she was also a woman (so it’s not impossible for you to do the same).