The Last Conversation of Maulana Ilyaas with Maulana Yusuf Saheb
This is an account given by Maulana Ilyaas' (rahmatullahi 'alayh) son, Maulana Yusuf of the last words spoken to him by his father.
On Wednesday near 4 o'clock (at night), Hazrat (Rahmatullah 'Alayh) was lying in his bed with me sitting on his right side. (May Allah grant us perfect mercy in this world and the Hereafter and may He grant us the ability to follow in Hazrat's footsteps properly.) He called me and I went to sit on his left side facing him.
He said: "Where are the other Hazraat?"
I replied: "They are holding consultations in the room of Moulvy Ihtishaam Saheb."
He asked: "Are you not with them in this consultation?"
I replied: "If you so command, I will go there."
He said: "The consultations are about you and you are not with them. Wait till they call you. Then go there."
He continued: " Let not this affair of yours and mine ever beome a plaything, Whatever you receive from the Ahlullah (People of Allah) is true."
He recited a couplet.
Then Maulana Ilyaas said: "Ulama should read the Qasida-e-Burda and the Shiyamul Habeeb with respect and honour, otherwise without respect and longing, it will be of no use. From reading Shiyamul Habeeb, the reality of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam's position and rank becomes evident. And with the Qasida Burdah, attachment (with Rasulullah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is established."
Thereafter he said: "You should continue to invite people towards reciting the Quran in the latter part of the night and contunie to hope that it becomes a part of your make-up (constitution)."
(By Maulana) Yusuf