Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Evening Scene

Because of some problems the Shatabdi Express by which Qari Amir Hasan Sahab (DB) was going to Lucknow came back to Aligarh from Tundala and then left via Bareilly, which is a much longer route.
The gathering after tea time got converted into a Special Sitting (khas majlis). Hazrat Shaikh (DB) said that in 1965 it was requested of Hazrat Shah Wasiullah Sahab (RA) to come to Aligarh. The Seer measured the waters. Alright convince me as to why should I visit Aligarh, he inquired. "Hazrat there is already an establishments there and thus benefits to the people will be easy to disseminate."  It is to be remembered that father of Hazrat Shaikh (DB), Hakim Ifhamullah Sahab (RA), a member of the Advisory Board (Shoora) of Darul-Uloom, Deoband,  was a Friend of Allah of high stature. A similar request was presented by the people for a visit to Mumbai (then Bombay). "Why should I visit Bombay, I have more work to do here?", he demanded in that case. "Bombay is visited by more people and hence more people will benefit by your presence," it was replied. He got convinced by both and later on said that I want to visit Aligarh and Bombay and then present myself in Prophetic Court (darbar-e-risalat) (PBUH). "I have no desire to live further and I am not scared of death", he added. He visited Aligarh in 1965 and Mumbai a year later. He left this perishable world in 1967. Verily we are for our Lord and unto Him is our return.

Shah Wasiullah Sahab (RA) was from Allahabad. Hazrat Shaikh (DB) narrated an incidence related to him. Shah Wasiullah Sahab (RA) called back all the close people, five or six of them,  immediately after a Special Sitting and repeatedly said the hypocrisy will not do, hypocrisy will not do. He must have got the premonition (kashf) that someone's intentions have got corrupted. This, in all probability, had some relevance for the current sitting (majlis) for Hazrat Shaikh (DB) added with considerable pain that his attendances at various Elders places have been in relation to his own Seeking (talab) ( and not as son of a somebody or a son-in-law of somebody). (There will always be new people reading this so it should be added that Hazrat Shaikh (DB) is son-in-law of Muhi-us-Sunnah (QS).) We dirty people keep giving trouble to our Elders. It reminds us of the Prophetic (PBUH) event in which the beloved Prophet (PBUH), after breaking the intention of a Prayer that he was leading, declared that some people attend Prayers without Ablution. May Lord Almighty endow us with high regard for our elders and a purity of our intentions. And no opportunity comes except from Lord Most High.

(Tuesday, September 21, 2010)