Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Evening Scene

It has rained on Monday, September 20, 2010 but the roads are not flooded. All Praise to Lord Most High for  that. There are more people in the sitting (majlis) than usual. This is usual in presence of Qari Sahab (DB). Apart from chairs for Hazrat Shaikh (DB) and Qari Sahab (DB) there is also a sofa set chair already in the sitting (majlis) room today. During the sitting Sufi Zaheeruddin Ahmed (DB) comes to occupy that. Just a few years back he could be seen riding his Kinetic Honda scooter but today he looks a bit frail, though he is hefty in body constitution. Hazrat Shaikh (DB), against the usual habit, addresses him and says that he should sit in the sitting as long as he feels like doing it and then leave. The sitting, in fact, is not very long because of rains and the shortened time between the Asr and Maghrib Prayers. There is another old face in the sitting after a very long time. That is Asif Khan Sahab (DB). Few years back Hazrat Shaikh (DB) has told that he is of the same age as Hakim Akhtar Sahab (DB). Asif Khan Sahab is the son-in-law of Hazrat Masiullah Khan Sahab Jalalabadi (DB)'s brother.  He sits to the right of Hazrat Shaikh (DB) at the tea time. Why? Because Shah Hardoi (RA) told me to sit here and that is where I shall sit. Lord  is Great.