There used to be an engineer in Jeddah. He can be called an Allama (learned man). He used to show a large number of medals that he had gathered over the years. By that time they were of no use. He used to say that a jeweler might buy them. He used to say that with regrets. That is the value of worldly achievements.
This same man was a bit out spoken too. Once he asked Shah Hardoi (RA) why he was performing Haj again and again, every year. Muhi-us-Sunnah (RA) asked him why he smoked again and again. This amn was a chain smoker.
(Sitting (majlis) on Thursday, October 21, 2010)