INCIDENT OF A MENDICANT WHO SACRIFICED HIS LIFE RATHER THAN BREAK HIS VOW OF SILENCE TO OUR SAINT
Once an elderly person of Lucknow related an incident of a mendicant clad in patched clothes who suffered by silence according to the command of Our Saint. During the First War of Independence the spies mistook him to be a secret agent of the British and for refusing to answer their queries was fatally wounded and died but never opened his mouth, sealed by the command of Our Saint. The result was that his tomb became a shine for people’s pilgrimage.
ABDUL RAZAAQ SHAH SAHEB WARISI of Khaivalli town of Bankipur was generally residing at BARHA-ZILLA in Patna District. Our Saint made him to observe silence. From that time he was writing or gesturing for his requirements. The people seeing his pitiable condition approached Our Saint when he camped at Bankipur to relax the order and permit him to speak in time of necessity. So, Sarkar Waris questioned Abdul Razaq Shah whether he experienced any Hayat-e-Waris
difficulty. He stood dumb before him, eyes filled with tears and our Saint advised him to maintain his mode of life and spend his short span of life for a few months as befitting his way of life, never to open his mouth even in the grave before the angels who come to question and before the Almighty Lord on the Dooms day.
Our Saint’s sayings were couched in simple words but their order was dignified and so impressive that his hearers were dumb founded and awestruck His forecast about the short life of Abdul Razaaq Shah was so apt and convincing that they were stunned.
INCIDENT OF MUSTAQIM SHAH WHO CLOSED HIS EYES ETERNALLY
It is known from reliable sources that during Our Saints’s second voyage to Hijaz, Mustaqeem Shah, an old disciple and mendicant went with him. He was ordered by Our Saint to sit on Madartekri (hillock of Ajmer) for sixty years. He requested him to show his face to which Our Saint complied and told him never to see any thing of this world. From that time he closed his eyes. He had taken with him an elixir, a sovereign remedy and also knew how to prepare it. This extraordinary effort, the implementation of which was beyond the capacity of human beings and the grandeur Our Saint’s spiritual face was that an ordinary person kept his eyes closed for seventy-two years against nature and abstained from seeing worldly things. At first he remained for forty-years on Ajmer hillocks, Madertekri and afterwards sat near the ground gate of the shrine. He died at the age of one hundred and ten years in 1335Hijrah and earned unusual fame in Ajmer.
If we think patiently for a time it will be clear that Our Saint’s instructions to his disciple to love and proposing love as attribute in their way of life he had actually instructed his devotees the method of endeavour. As the effort of Mustaqeem Shah was concerned with love, the compulsion of true love is that the lover should sever connection with the worldly things and except his beloved none should be visible to his sight. Hence the significance of Our Saint trusted saying are that a lover becomes blind due to love.