Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin (q.s.) & the Fire

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin (q.s.) used to perform one thousand raka’at of nafl swalah every night.  One night, whilst he was performing his nawafil, his house caught on fire.  The people rushed around trying to put of the fire but he continued his swalah oblivious to the fire.  After he had completed his swalah, the people told him that his house had caught on fire.  He replied, “You were trying to extinguish this fire, and I was trying to extinguish the fire of the Hereafter.”


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