Life Events -Of Hazrat Ghaus e A'zam Shaiekh Saiyyid Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] continued...excerpt speech by Maulana Shafee Okarvi[Rahmatul Laah Alaieh]-South Africa
At the latter stages when Ghaus Paak [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] reached the level of Ghausiyat a thief broke into his house and the disciples’ caught him. They took him to Hazrat Ghaus al-A’zam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] who questioned him as to why he came to steal. The thief replied that he thought many expensive gifts must be brought here since many of the nobles visit this house. He went on to explain that as soon as he put his foot in the house he went blind, was caught .....He pleaded for forgiveness. Hazrat Ghaus al-A’zam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] asked him to sit until he finished reading his Wazeefaa. The robber repented sincerely in his heart whilst sitting there in apprehension that the disciples would beat him. Why should he have not repented seeing that he had come to an Aastanaa of such a high spiritual standing.
As soon as Hazrat finished his Wazaaif [plural of Wazeefaa] he performed his late night prayer [Tahajjud], lifted his hand for Dua and looked towards the thief. These Auliyaa are overflowing with compassion and grace. Hazrat Ghaus al-A’zam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] said, ‘O Allaah Kareem! If this thief went to a materially rich individual he would have got something for his efforts, how can I send him back empty handed. He came to get the riches of this world, but I pray you give him the wealth of Islaam. He came for temporary [Faani] wealth, You give him everlasting [Baaqi] wealth. His physical eye has become blind, O Allaah Kareem ! Restore not only his physical eyesight but open his inner eye [Baseerah]’
It was the last third of the night, the time of acceptance of Dua and this was the Dua of Abu Muhammad Abdul Qaadir Hazrat Ghaus al-A’zam Mahboob e Subhaani [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] so it was definitely answered. Allaah Kareem ! Restored his sight and granted him spiritual sight. He now looked up to the preserved tablet [Al-lauw Al Mahfooz]. He fell on the feet of Hazrat Ghaus al-A’zam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] and begged to be admitted as his disciple and servant. He was initiated into the spiritual order and at the same time granted commission as a spiritual successor [Khilaafat]. Before the Azaan for the Fajr Salaah, Hazrat Khizr [Alaiehis Salaam] came and informed Hazrat Ghaus al-A’zam [Rahmatul Laah Alaieh] that the spiritual head [Qutb] of a certain area had died. Hazrat appointed the very person as the successor to the Qutb of that area. The man came as a thief but left as a Qutb....Sub Haan Laah...
to be continued IN Shaa Allaah.!