Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

year, I neither ate nor drank anything. I would encounter extreme hardships. One night, I was tested in extreme cold weather. I would repeatedly fall asleep and Ghusl became obligatory for me due to nocturnal emission. I would immediately go to the river and make Ghusl over there. On that night alone, I had to make Ghusl forty times (in icy cold water). (Baĥjat-ul-Asrār, pp. 164-165)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

14. Picking bits of food from floor and eating them

The king of Baghdad, Shaykh ‘Abdul Qādir Jīlānī رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه has stated: I would intend to pick up the fallen things, leaves and grass to eat, but I would leave them making self-sacrifice for others who would also be in search of those things. I would remain hungry. When I became extremely weak and was close to death, I found something lying on the floor near the flower market and picked it up. I sat at a corner to eat it. Suddenly, I saw a non-Arab youngster who had fresh bread and roasted meat, he sat and began to eat. When I saw him eat, my desire for food intensified. When he would take the morsel in his hand to eat, I would spontaneously open my mouth so that he may put the morsel into my mouth. However, I rebuked my Nafs and asked it to be patient as Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ is with me. I clarified to my Nafs that I would never ask the young man for anything to eat.

All of a sudden, turning towards me, the youngster said, ‘Brother! Please come and join me in this meal.’ I refused but he insisted. My Nafs also insisted that I eat but I kept advising it to have patience. However, I ate a little due to the insistence of the young man. He then asked me, ‘Where are you from?’ I told him that I was from


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