al-Imaam al-Bukhaaree was praying one night and a wasp bit him seventeen times. So when he finished praying, he said: Have a look and see what hurt (bit) me.
When Ibraaheem at-Teemee would prostrate, little birds would [descend and] settle upon his back, as if he was a wooden fence.
Every night, Wakee’ ibn al-Jarraah would not sleep until he had read a third of the Qur.aan. Then, during the last [third] of the night he would stand in prayer and recite the al-Mufassal. He would then sit and engage in seeking forgiveness (al-istighfaar) until the arrival of Fajr.
A man [once] said, from [the actions which] dignify and venerate the prayer is to arrive [for it] before the iqaamah.
If any member of the household entered upon ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Abee Laylaa while he was [standing the night] praying, he would immediately jump into bed [out of humility, and remaining sincere in his worship to Allaah, and being far removed from showing off].
The time for prayer entered upon a group of scholars; So it was said to one of them to lead [the prayer], but he declined.