If Only the Guests Are Served the Same

Ḥaḍrat Mawlānā Bashīr Aḥmad FayḍAbādī writes that, one Ramadhan which Shaykh-ul-Islam Mawlānā Ḥusain Aḥmad Madanī spent in Tanda, Uttarpradesh, was during the hot summer days, and a time when there was a severe heatwave. There were scores of guests arriving every day.

The household members and close associates of Ḥaḍrat Madanī suggested that due to the severe heat coupled with Ḥaḍrat’s ill-health, it is best that Ḥaḍrat eats something sweet at the pre-dawn meal.

Hearing this, Ḥaḍrat Madanī instantaneously said, “My guests eat bread and soup while I eat a sweet dish? If arrangements can be made for the guests, then I will also eat; otherwise, I will not eat alone.”

In the end, the household members decided to serve different types of sweet dishes to all the guests.

(Sawāniḥ-i Ḥaḍrat Mawlānā Ḥusain Aḥmad Madanī: 115)

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