Umme Harun

Umme Harun

 

She had great fear for Allah, used to engage in a lot of ‘ibadah, and always used to eat dry bread. She used to say: “At the approach of night, my heart used to become very happy. But when day comes, I get very sad. I stay awake the entire night.” She did not apply any oil to her hair for thirty years. However, when she used to open her hair, it used to be clean and shining. Once she came out of her house and heard a person telling another person: “Catch (seize)!” (Upon hearing this) the day of qiyamah came to mind and she fell down unconscious. Once while she was in the forest, a lion confronted her. She said to it: “If I am your sustenance, eat me.” This lion turned around and went away.

Lesson: Glory be to Allah! How intoxicated she was in His remembrance and how much she feared Him! As regards the incident with the lion, that could be considered to be her karamat. O women! You should also create this remembrance and fear of Allah in your hearts. Qiyamah is bound to come, so make some preparations for it.