Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

a shop where I saw some bottles hanging on a rack. Assuming that the bottles contained vinegar, I looked at them closely. Someone told me that there was wine in the bottles. Pointing towards some jars, he further said that there was wine in those jars as well. Infuriated, I brought out the wine jars from the shop and began to overturn them on the street. The shop owner thought that I was an officer of the government, thus he was afraid. He stood and watched silently. When he got to know about me, he took me to the governor of Egypt and Syria, Ibn-e-ūlūn. I was hit 200 lashes and was jailed for a long time. Luckily, my respected teacher and spiritual guide, Sayyidunā Abū ‘Abdullāĥ Maghribī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه arrived in the town. He asked me, ‘What crime did you commit?’ I replied that I had eaten a plate of lentils and, as a fine, I was hit 200 lashes in addition to imprisonment. Hearing this, my respected teacher replied, ‘You were punished only slightly.’ I also told him about the incident of wine-jars. He interceded and got me released. (Risāla-tul-Qushayriyyaĥ, pp. 153)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on them and forgive us without accountability for their sake!

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

Dear Islamic brothers! The Auliyā of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ always refrain from following their Nafs. If they ever fulfil the demand of their Nafs, they face severe hardships, and in this way, their spiritual status is enhanced. These are private matters between them and their Creator.

32. Fish bone

Sayyidunā Abul Khayr ‘Asqalānī قُـدِّسَ سِـرُّہُ الـرَّبَّـانِی had the desire to eat fish from many years. Finally, he managed to have fish with alāl means. As soon as he stretched out his hand to begin eating, a piece of fish bone pricked his finger. The wound went severely septic and his hand


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