Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
A wise man has rightly said, ‘One should not give his rein of control to his desire because it will lead him to darkness.’ (ibid, pp. 154)
35. Confectioner fed them
Shaykh-ul-Muḥaqqiqīn, Khātim-ul-Muḥaddišīn, Shaykh ‘Abdul Ḥaq Muḥaddiš Diĥlvī عَـلَیۡهِ رَحۡـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی has narrated, ‘My spiritual master and guide, Shaykh ‘Abdul Waĥĥāb Muttaqī عَـلَیۡهِ رَحۡـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـوِی once stayed in a Masjid along with one of his friends for worship during the period of famine. They had already decided not to speak to each other. They also decided neither to ask anyone for food nor eat anything with their own hands. Twenty days passed without eating. On the twenty first day, a confectioner entered the Masjid and placed some food in between both of them and left. As they had already decided not to eat anything with their own hands, they did not eat at all. On the twenty-second day, the confectioner did the same and left. Again, both the saints did not even touch the food. On the twenty-third day, the confectioner brought food and fed them with his own hands.’ (Al-Akhbār-ul-Akhyār ma’ Maktūbāt, pp. 278)
May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on them and forgive us without accountability for their sake!
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
36. Leftover bones
Dear Islamic brothers! Sayyidunā Shaykh ‘Abdul Waĥĥāb Muttaqī Qādirī Shāżlī عَـلَیۡهِ رَحۡـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَلـِی was a great saint. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه would often remain hungry. Once, while discussing the wisdom of hunger, asceticism and avoidance of asking anyone for anything, he stated, ‘There was a time when I used to pick up the left over bones thrown from the shops of butchers and the dry stalk of barley which people