Bhawan is house. Like bait in Baitullah. Thana Bhawan is the place from which the title of Hazrat Aqdas Hakim-ul-Ummat Mujaddid-e-Millat Shah Muhammed Ashraf Ali Thanwi, may Allah Almighty have Mercy upon him, is driven. An associate of Hakim Akhtar Sahab (DM) has written that even in Karachi there is a Thana Bhawan, in a poem. The reference is to a remark by Hazrat Muhi-us-Sunnah (RA) in which he said that the monastery of Hakim Akhtar Sahab (DB) has the feeling of Thana Bhawan. As the time passes the Elders are called back by Lord Most High and the seekers, with every passing Elder, are left longing for them. If one is give a news that there is a Thana Bhawan somewhere else too then it conveys a rather strong longing in the hearts of all those who are in love with the Imdadia-Ashrafia teachings. Even after many decades the places associated with the Elders have the Lights (anwarat) associated with them. In an informal sitting Hazrat Shaikh (DB) said that places like Thana Bhawan, Nanota, Phulat, Deoband, Gangoh still have lots of Lights. These are the charishmas of the Elders associated with these places. Those who have the sight can feel them. At the same time the monastery of your Shaikh is there wherever your Shaikh is. The Thana Bhawan of the miserable associates of Anona House, at present, is in Jeddah. After two days stay there Hazrat Shaikh Hakim Muhammed Kalimullah Sahab Damatbarkatuhum shall, Lord Most High willing, move to Madinah the Radiant.
Alas we could see the feet of a pigeon.