Hazrat Bayazid Bustami
Hazrat Bayazid Bustami used to sweep Hazrat Imam Jafar’s house and keep it clean. Once, Hazrat looked at it very carefully. Due to Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq’s holy company, Hazrat Bayazid Bustami became the self-luminous and an honoured-respected seer. (Masalik-ul-Salikin)
Nigah-e-Mard Momine, Badal Jati Hain Taqdiren; Agar Ho Zaok-e-Yaqin Paida, To Kat Jati Hain Zanjiren
Just by a divine glance of a real seer, the destinies (fate) are changed; If the true faith is developed, all the worldly chains are broken.
Hazrat Imam Aazam in the service of Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq
Hazrat Imam Aazam Abu Hanifa earned the grace of Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq. It has been narrated that once Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq asked Hazrat Imam Aazam, “Who is an intelligent being?” Hazrat Imam Aazam Abu Hanifa said, “One who can discriminate between good and bad.” Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq said, “Even the quadrupeds have this ability, because, they recognize the person who loves and pats them.” Then, Hazrat Imam Aazam Abu Hanifa requested, “Please tell us who is intelligent being according to you?”
Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq said, “Intelligent being is one who can discriminate between good and better and, follows the better. In the same way, he should be able to differentiate between bad and worse options and discard the worse one.” (Tazkirat-ul-Auliya) “”
There is another episode in Darul Asdaf. Once he asked Imam Aazam Abu Hanifa, “I have come to know that you infer regarding religion and spiritualism. The first man who did so was Iblis.” Imam Aazam Abu Hanifa said, “I W that means, I am trying to know that prath, which, none has yet acquired or learned.” (Tashrif-ul-Bashar)
Living in Solitude
It is recorded that once he went in solitude and did not come out for a couple of days. Hazrat Sufiyan Sorri went to his holy house and requested, “O’ son of Rasulallah, people are deprived of your sermons. Why have you accepted solitude?” He (reciting two couplets) replied,
“Now, my heart has not remained as it was before. People are busy with their wants and thoughts. Externally they show as if they love each other, In fact, their hearts are full of vices and bad intentions.”
It is fully expressed from the couplets Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq recited. what were his manners and the religious ways of his life. This also indicates his knowledge and learnedness. Lacs of people accepted him as their spiritual master and started living life according to the instructions of Hazrat Mustafa. Enumerable people received his grace and spread in the world to show the people right path towards Allah, the Almighty. Those who were especially blessed led the people towards spiritual destinations.