Monday, September 20, 2010

You have Disgraced Yourself

Another example is of Syed Sulaiman Nadwi (RA). When he returned from his first visit to Thana Bhawan in which he had approached Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (QS) for Correctional Relationship another scholar reproached him. You have disgraced yourself, he said. The rebuke is even more pungent in Urdu. You have got your nose chopped off. You are like an ocean of knowledge. Syed Sulaiman Nadwi (RA) was patient. If you consider me to be an ocean then you consider yourself to be less than that. If that is the case then you must have visited Thana Bhawan even before me!

Later on this person understood the significance of the step taken by Syed Sulaiman Nadwi (RA) and himself approached Hazrat Thanwi (QS) for Correctional Relationship. He wrote a letter in Arabic to the Seer. Hazrat Thanwi (QS) replied that you have the ability to write in Urdu but you chose Arabic to communicate. Why? To show off your abilities? The person again realised his mistake and apologized.

(Sitting (majlis) on Saturday, September 18, 2010)