Residents of the City of the Beloved

Haḍrat Mawlānā Khalīl Ahmad Sahāranpūrī ؒ would respect and admire the people of Arabia to a great extent. This respect and admiration would double for the residents of Madinah Munawarrah. If any of his associates would argue with conveyance owners, he would become furious and enraged, remarking that people underestimate their value and are unaware of their status. He would say that they are the means of people reaching the blessed hometown of Rasūlullāh ﷺ. They are the fellow compatriots of Rasūlullāh ﷺ.

There was nothing more beloved than the performance of salāh in Masjid-un-Nabawī. He was infatuated for the dates of Madinah Munawarrah and would eat it’s every type with much passion.
The condition of Ḥaḍrat Sahāranpūrī ؒ upon presence near the blessed grave of Rasūlullāh ﷺ was noteworthy. Let alone making a sound, he would not dare to stand directly opposite or even near the blessed grave. He would come with utmost respect, humility and fear, as though he was a guilty perpetrator, standing at a distance while sending salutations upon Rasūlullāh ﷺ with complete concentration and full absorption.

He would be extremely hurt and disheartened by audacious visitors who would invoke salutations with raised voices. He would comment that Rasūlullāh ﷺ is alive; thus, sending salutations in such a manner is disrespectful and a cause of inconvenience. A soft tone will suffice and will be heard by Rasūlullāh ﷺ.

(ʿIshq-e Rasūl ‎ﷺ aur Ulāma-e Ḥaq ke Waqiʿāt by Mawlānā Muftī Muhammad Khubayb Naqshbandī Gafurī. Published by Islāmī Kutub Khāna. Page: 167)

Categories: Memorable Episodes from the Lives of the ʿUlamā of Deoband

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