Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Non-Arab Shaikh

A non-Arab Tradition Expert (Muhaddis) one day declared that today the sitting (majlis) will be in Arabic. Now, though the Tradition Experts read and teach in Arabic but speaking that language is entirely different thing. The sitting was over in twenty minutes. A helper asked why the Shaikh did that. He replied that I used to include many unnecessary things in the oration. In Arabic I could not have indulged in that luxury. Thus I have saved myself and others from useless talk.

(Sitting (majlis) on Wednesday, October 27, 2010)