Starved for seven days

Starved for seven days

Sayyidī Quṭb-e-Madīnaĥ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه said, ‘When I arrived at Madīnaĥ, I experienced such a time that I had to starve for 7 days in the beginning. On the seventh day, when I got very weak due to hunger, a very dignified saint came to me and gave me three bags and left saying that he would bring some more things for me from the market. The first bag contained honey, second flour and the third one ghee. After some time, he brought me a packet of tea, sugar, etc., and returned immediately. I ran after him so that I could ask him the details, but he had disappeared. Quṭb-e-Madīnaĥ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه was asked humbly about that person. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه replied, ‘I presume that he might be the uncle of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم Sayyid-ush-Shuĥadā Sayyidunā Ḥamzaĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ because he رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has been entrusted with the Wilāyat (sainthood) of Madīnaĥ Munawwaraĥ.

Woĥ ‘ishq-e-ḥaqīqī kī lażżat naĥīn pā saktā

Jo ranj-o-muṣībat say dauchār naĥīn ĥotā

(Wasāil-e-Bakhshish, pp. 132)

Dear Islamic brothers! Sayyidī Quṭb-e-Madīnaĥ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه had a great devotion to Sayyidunā Ḥamzaĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ. He would celebrate the ‘Urs of Sayyidunā Ḥamzaĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ every year on 17 Ramadan-ul-Mubārak and would break his one fast at the shrine of Sayyidunā Ḥamzaĥ رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ.

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