A Blessed Bond of Blood
Whenever our Shaikh, Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahib, goes on a trip or journey, then to continue with the affairs of conducting the daily majalis, his son, my respected principal, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Mazhar Sahib, takes charge. Masha Allah, they both have ijaazat from Hazrat Maulana Shah Abrar ul Haq Sahib (RA).
Once when Hazratwala (DB) was on such a journey, Maulana Mazhar Sahib (DB) conducted the majalis and gave lectures. During one such lecture, Maulana Mazhar started the lecture off in the following manner, “Respected friends, it is a well known article of fiqh, that in the absence of water, one must make due with the dirt of the earth, i.e. tayammum. So in the absence of my esteemed father, for some time, you all will have to make due with me. It is also a well know article of fiqh that when water is found, tayammum is nullified, so when my respected father returns, you will not hear me speak so often because then my father will resume giving his routine lectures and conducting his daily majalis.”
Subhaanallah! What love, understanding, humbleness, modesty and sincerity did Allah not put in these people! Alhamdulillah, I was fortunate to have spent some part of my life around these very same people. Even that short amount spent by me in their company has molded me into who I am today. Imagine the good fortune of those people those who are blessed to spend long periods of time in the company of the Ahlullah! The mutual love which exists between Hazratwala (DB) and his son is the most unique I personally have ever witnessed. Although both are the khalifas of the same person, nonetheless, Maulana Mazhar (DB) has such an attachment to his father that he always keeps Hazratwala (DB) on a pedestal. Even while studying in Jami’ah Ashrafiyah Lahore under such great Ulmaa, Maulana Mazhar would write to Hazrat saying, “I get to listen to the dars and lectures of the senior teachers of this renowned institute, but none have that heart rendering effect like your words do.”
Let alone father and son, in today’s time, the grandson, Maulana Ibrahim Sahib (DB) has also for some time been giving lectures in Hazratwala’s place, and time and again one can hear, “Dada-Jaan ne farmaaya….”, i.e. “My Dear Grandfather has said…” and he will quote Hazratwala (DB) in his speeches also.
We pray to Allah to keep Hazratwala (DB) in good health, and ‘aafiyat. Also, that He allows us to continually benefit from the spiritual blessing of our Shaikh (DB). Aameen!Explore posts in the same categories: Aadaab-Etiquettes and Manners, Akaabir, Misc