Yahya ibn Abi Katheer narrated, from the way of his father:

That Abu Al-Dardaa suffered in his eyes until he lost his sight.

So he was told: If only you supplicated to Allah?

So he said: I have yet to finish supplicating to Him for forgiveness of my sins, so how can I have time to supplicate for my eyes?! [1][2]

Reference:

[1] Siyar A’laam Al-Nubalaa 2/349

[2] Benefitted from: https://www.facebook.com/ALBaQeLLany/posts/769985726429262

عن يحيى بن أبي كثير، عن أبيه: أن أبا الدرداء أوجعت عينه حتى ذهبت.
فقيل له: لو دعوت الله؟
فقال: ما فرغت بعد من دعائه لذنوبي، فكيف أدعو لعيني؟!ـ

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