Syed Shareef-ud-Deen Warisi, barrister, High Court Judge, Calcutta related an eye witness incident. Thakur Adhgardh Mohan Singh an eminent resident of Bhagalpur was his guest. Once, on his return from court Thakur Saheb was not to be found anywhere. Later he learnt that since the past four hours Thakur had closeted himself in his private study. When he entered his study, he found Thakur Saheb sitting beside his cot in a very disturbed condition with a card size photo of Sarkar Waris in his hand. When he enquired what the matter was, he said in a sorrowful tone, “brother Shareef-ud-Deen whose photo is this?” The barrister explained as briefly as possible upon which he became even more curious. Clasping the photo to his chest he said, “ever since, I saw the eyes in this snap I have lost sense of my body, mind and wealth. “For God sake, show me the real eyes.”

The barrister consoJed him not to fret as in the last week of that month the possessor of those eyes would be visiting their town. Accordingly on a Friday after the office hours the barrister took Thakur Sahib to Deva Sheriff and introduced him to our Saint saying, “Take this latest victim of your drunken eyes.” Our Saint smilingly replied in an offhand tone, “Thakur Saheb is extremely gallant.” Gave a gentle blow on his back saying, “Always keep in mind the face you have seen at first, remember even your resurrection would be with him.”

These are only a few of the numerous achievements of Sarkar Waris charming unparalleled eyes with an enigmatic quality, so much a part of his personality.




The beloved Prophet Muhammad was the most patient and forbearing of people.¹ He would always control his anger and never let his anger get hold of him. He would never get angry over worldly matters but he would show his anger only for just causes and for the sake of defending victims.² He taught his followers to control their anger and not to get angry except for the sake of God, such as fighting against oppression and injustice.

If something annoyed the Prophet he would walk away from it and avoid it.³ He would never get angry for personal reasons, and he was never vindictive or sought revenge. On one occasion, a Bedouin asked the Prophet for assistance, and after assisting him with his need, the Prophet asked, “Have I been good to you?” The Bedouin out of his ingratitude replied ‘No.’ This angered the Muslims and they got up to deal with him, but the Prophet gently replied to them to leave him alone and not to say anything to him.4

I Set forth by Abū al-Shaykh al-Aṣbahānī in Akhlaq al-Nabi wa Ādābihi, 1:468 $175.

2 Set forth by al-Tirmidhi in al-Shama’il al-Muḥammadiyya, p. 185 S226. •al-Ṭabarānī in al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr, 22:156 $414. 3 Ibid.

4 Set forth by Abu al-Shaykh al-Aṣbahānī in Akhlaq al-Nabi wa Ādābihi, 1:472 S177. al-Ghazālī in Iḥya’ Ulūm al-Dīn, 2:379. •al-Haythami in Majma al-Zawa’id, 9:16. •Ibn Kathir in Tafsir al-Qur’ān al-Azīm, 2:405.