Aap Beti

Autobiography of Sheikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi 'alayh)

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Anger of the Awliya

In this section of Part IV of Aap Beti Shaykh ul Hadith (rah) describes the zeal with which his father Hazrat Maulana Yahya Kandhlawi (rah) studied sacred knowledge. Hazrat Yahya (rah) had the great fortune of studying Hadith under Hazrat Rashid Ahmed Gangohi (rah), one of the founders of Darul Uloom Deoband. In this excerpt, we learn of the great love his teacher had of him and the incident of the result of his teacher's anger on a certain student of Hazrat Yahya (rah)'s time:

My father had this strong urge not to miss any lesson in class. Once he had to go to Kandhla at the request of Hazrat Gangohi and Hazrat promised not to teach anything during his absence. When he returned from there, the reader started the lesson leaving out a chapter. My father and some others objected that he was reading from the wrong place but he continued reading. Later it so happened that my grandmother in Kandhla asked Hazrat to send him home for some reason or the other. My father did not want to go because as he said: "Last time I went one whole chapter was missed." Hazrat replied "Tomorrow we will go over that chapter."

Sitting in class Hazrat Gangohi asked "Moulvi Yahya, which chapter did you miss?" Thereupon Hazrat taught that chapter. It was a mere coincidence that the reader on that day was the same student. At the completion of the chapter he asked sarcastically: "Is there any other chapter that has been left out? Then it will also be taught." Hazrat became angry and said " Go on, you are mad." A few days later that student lost his mind.

That was the time when the mas'ala concerning crows was quite in the public eye. This same student used to tie crows to a long bamboo and carry it around through the streets of Gangoh saying: "This is halaal."

اللهم انا نعوذبك من عذابك و غضب رسولك و غضب اوليائك
'O Allah we seek refuge in You from your anger and from the anger of your Rasul and your saintly servants.'

This is something concerning which I have written many times. Be very careful of the saintly ones. May Allah protect us from their anger and displeasure.

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Anonymous Hamza Isa said...

Beautiful story mashallah

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Jazakamullah khayr


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Anonymous islamicnet said...

Beautiful story mashallah

Jazakamullah khayr

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