Imam Moiz AS once ordered one of his servants to prepare his bath. Some time later, when it was revealed that nothing had been done and the person entrusted with the duty had not even attempted to make any preparations. Everyone was furious and curious: what would the Imam’s AS reaction be?
The Imam AS arrived. Waited. Calm. Nothing else. – (Majalis Musaeraat)
This brings me to an instance when I was with Burhanuddin Moula RA, in London. Following a majlis, I received the sharaf of talaqqi as Maulana RA headed towards the lift. Before we could enter, someone had either summoned the lift to the basement or pressed some buttons inside the lift (without realizing), and off we went downstairs instead of upstairs. When we reached the basement, something else happened: the doors opened half way, and would not close. We tried closing them with our hands as we wanted to go up; they would just not open, nor would the lift move.
If you know the insides of an elevator – small, stuffy – you will understand why I was nervous. The first minute passed and I felt that the power would activate any instant and the door would open. Nothing happened. We could hear the voices of people outside the lift trying to do their bit to open the doors, but nothing helped.
The second minute passed. Then the third.
I was nervous. What would Moulana RA say?
The fourth minute passed. Then the fifth.
Suddenly, Moulana RA turned, smiled and asked: “Mehlam, tuyye kai dabawi lidu thhu?” I stuttered: “Nahi, Moula, bairao kai aawi gaya hata… tesi shayad…”
They had called the fire engine, as they could not find the person who was in charge of maintenance, who had the master keys to the lift doors.
After a good seven minutes, the door opened.
When we stepped out of the lift, the expressions on the face of every mumin bhai and behn outside, were clearly visible. Nervous. Tense. Worried.
When Moula RA stepped outside, something fascinating and surprising happened. Moula RA, with all his calmness, looked up, smiled a charming broad smile and did ishaara with his mubarak hand towards each one present, expressing that there is nothing to worry about and everything was fine, and simply walked away, showing one of his heavenly and supreme attributes.
That is when my heart cried: “jo’ilto fidaak ya moulana”.
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