A true story that occurred in Abha (the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia)
After performing Maghrib Salah, the new bride put on her make-up, wore her beautiful white dress preparing herself for her wedding ceremony. Then she heard the Adhan for Isha Salah and she realised that she had broken her Wudhu. So she told her mother, “Mother I have to go to perform Wudhu and pray Isha Salah”.
Her mother was shocked, “Are you crazy? Guests are waiting for you, to see you! What about your make-up? It will be washed away with water!!”
Then she added, “I am your mother and I order you not to perform Salah now. Wallahi if you make Wudhu now, I will be very angry with you!”
The daughter replied, “Wallahi I won’t go out from here till I perform my Salah! Mother you must know that there is no obedience to any creature in disobedience to the Creator!”
Her mother said, “What will our guests say about you when you show up at your wedding ceremony without make-up? You won’t look beautiful in their eyes and they will make fun of you!
The daughter asked with a smile, “Are you worried because I won’t look beautiful in the eyes of creation? What about my Creator? I am worried because, if I miss my Salah, I won’t be beautiful in His eyes?” She started to make Wudhu, and all her make-up was washed away, but she didn’t care.