Hadhrat Abu Talha and his Salaah

The important of Kyusuk in Solat
Hadhrat Abu Talha was once saying his Solah in his garden. His attention was drawn towards a bird that fluttered about, but could not find a way out of the thick branches and leaves. For a short moment, he followed the bird with his eyes and forgot the number of rakaats. Upon this mistake, his sorrow knew no bounds. Immediately he presented himself to Nabi SAW and said: "O Nabi of Allah , this garden of mine has been the cause of a diversion in my Solah. I give it away in the cause of Allah . Kindly spend it as may appear proper to you."
Istiqomah in performing your solat

A similar occasion arose, in the time of Hadhrat Uthman RA , concerning one of the Ansaar. While he was saying his Solah in his garden, the branches of the trees which were weighed down in abundance with luxurious ripe juicy dates caught his eyes and he felt pleased with it. This made him forget the number of rakaats in his Solah. He was so much stricken with grief that he decided to give away the garden that had distracted him from his Solah. He approached Hadhrat Uthman RA and gave the garden to him for using in the path of Allah . Hadhrat Uthman had the garden sold for fifty thousand dirhams and spent the money as desired. This shows the value the Sahabah set on their Iman. Hadhrat Abu Talha was prepared to give away his orchard worth fifty thousand dirhams because it had interfered with his Solah. According to Shah Waliullah, the Sufis give preference to obedience to Allah SWT over anything that distracts from it.