259. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Only three people talked in their cradles: 'Isa son of Maryam and the companion of Jurayj. Jurayj was a man of assiduous worship who went to live in a hermitage. While he was there, his mother came while he was praying and said, 'Jurayj!' He said, 'O Lord, my mother or my prayer!' He continued in his prayer and she went away. The next day she came while he was praying and she said, 'Jurayj!' He again said, 'O Lord, my mother or my prayer!' He continued in his prayer and she went away. The next day she came while he was praying and she said, 'Jurayj!' He said, 'O Lord, my mother or my prayer!' He continued in his prayer.She said, 'O Allah, do not let him die without having looked into the face of a prostitute!' Jurayj and his worship became a subject of discussion among the Children of Israel and among them was a wanton woman whose beauty was proverbial. She said, 'If you like, I will seduce him.' She displayed herself to him, but he did not look at her. She went to a shepherd who had taken shelter in his hermitage and offered herself to him. He had intercourse with her and she became pregnant. When she gave birth, she said, 'It is from Jurayj.' They went to him and forced him down from his hermitage, demolished it, and began to beat him. He said, 'What is wrong with you?' They said, 'You committed fornication with this prostitute and she has given birth to your child.' He said, 'Where is the child?' They brought him and he said, 'Let me pray first.' He prayed and when he had finished, the child was brought and put in his lap. He said, 'Boy, who is your father?' The boy said, 'So-and-so the shepherd.' They began to kiss Jurayj and stroke him. They said, 'We will build you a hermitage of gold.' He said, 'No, rebuild it from clay as it was before.' They did this.
From the Riyad as-Saliheen (The Meadows of the Righteous), translated by Aisha Bewley, the hadith about St George (Jurayj).