His Kindness Knows No Boundaries
I have just been so busy with work and school that I find very little time to make phone calls, so most of my correspondence is through emails. So This morning I woke up and went to the madrasah to teach as I do any other day. I received a message from my Shaykh’s (DB) son, that said Hazratwala (DB) was remembering you and asking about you. Unfortunately I was busy in the madrasah and was unable to speak to him then and there and I quickly replied back that I will call later that evening. Being on opposite ends of the world means waiting the whole day to make that one phone call that would last about ten to fifteen minutes maximum, however, this feeling of anticipation had overtaken me and I could not wait for those twelve hours to go by. Finally I was able to call and speak to my Shaykh (DB). I do not recall ever having such fluid conversations with anyone as I have with my Shaykh (DB).
So one may ask, “What’s the point of all of this?” I would say that is a valid point and a good question. One may ask, “What does that have to do with the title?” I would reply that is a good question also. The reason I bring this up is to highlight the fact that our Mashaayikh are so kind and caring that if we remain absent for a bit, they will not abandon us. Normally it is the mureed that yearns to meet the shaykh, and I know that anyone that is a mureed yearns to meet their shaykh as I also do, but it takes one to another world when the shaykh says that he yearns to meet the mureed. The reality is that the mashaayikh have no real need to meet with the likes of us, but it is their kindness and care that recharge our batteries, which keep us going good for a long time. Although we do not deserve their kindness and karam, but when the Ahlullah take karam from the unlimited supply of the Kareem, they serve it wholesale to the creation. If we can just pick up the akhlaaq of the Ahlullah, we would be set for this life and the next. I pray to Allah that He allows us to instill within ourselves the kindness and character of the Ahlullah. Aameen.