I’m currently reading a book called Minhaj al-Muslim by Abu Bakr Jabir Al-Jaza’iri that was given to me as a gift and I found an extremely powerful paragraph that I just have to share:
‘Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, was once talking about the Companions of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him). He said: “By Allah, I witnessed the Companions of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and I do not see anyone similar to them. In the morning they would be disheveled, covered with dust, yellowish in skin. They had spent the whole night in prostration and standing (in prayer), reciting the Book of Allah, spending their time between standing on their feet and being with their foreheads on the ground. If Allah’s name was mentioned, they would sway like a tree sways on a windy day. Their eyes would cry to the point that their clothing would become wet.”
Source: Page 178 of the book mentioned above.
I can’t imagine myself or anyone being in such a state worshiping Allah so much. May Allah make us like them as much as possible.