When Sarkar Waris at one time was guest of Haji Mohammad Ismail Saheb Warisi resident of Bitchi, Patna district, a Hindu gentleman paid a visit. Although he looked a stranger, from his
manners appeared to be a devotee of our Saint. In an affectionate manner Our Saint addressed him by name Kanverji enquiring from where he had come. He replied he was from Amritsar and Our Saint reminded Sheikh Ismail Saheb to arrange for his food and stay.

During the night it was known that he was sick. Hakim Mirza Baig Sahib who was staying with Our Saint wanted to prescribe some medicine but Kanverji insisted he was feeling well due to the grace of Our Saint. Yet from his anguished agitated face and change of colour Hakim Saheb understood that he was in dire need of medicine.

The next morning Hakim Saheb told Our Saint that Kanverji refused to take medicine. Our Saint replied, “I know he would never disclose his trouble or take any medicine. He is a Raja’s son. From the time I set foot in Punjab he left home and became a mendicant.”

Kanverji could not differentiate between sorrow and happiness. At every time and in every condition he bowed his head to the command of the Almighty. The next day he was given a mendicant’s garb and allowed to depart.

In 1307 Hijrah Ahad Shah Warisi was given a mendicants garb by Our Saint. Ahad Shah was a descendent of an eminent and exalted family of Darbhanga. Our Saint set a strange task for him to practice. Since his early life was spent in ease and comfort the present rigour told on his health. He fell seriously ill and his father Wahid Ali Khan Sahib Warisi, left no stone unturned to cure and spent money lavishly.

At this juncture Sarkar Waris visited Bankipur where many devotees came to pay their respects accompanied by Ahad Shah Warisi, who was sitting alone in a corner.

“A Shah Saheb had an ulcer in his stomach which he was covering with his tunic, when people asked him why he was not getting it treated by a doctor his reply was that the ulcer was a gift from God. He could never view this Divine gift with repulsion and regard its pleasant effects as painful, could he, instead of thanking God, complain and seek the help of deities (non-Gods) which is against the love of God? Turning to Ahad Shah ‘our Saint asked. whether he understood the significance behind the above incident, Ahad Shah stood up respectfully and replied “Your honour, I have understood it”, He later pleaded Sarkar Waris to reward him with the gift of “Pious Five” (Prophet’s Family’s title).

From that time Ahad Shah never attempted to cure the disease nor complained about his pain. Although he endured it for thirty four years to obey the injunction of Our Saint, he passed away in 1346 Hijrah from the disease of piles.

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