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Hadrat Sayyiduna Junaid Al Baghdadi – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates, “I presented myself at that moment when the great Saint, Hadrat Sayyiduna Sirri Saqti – may Allah be pleased with him – was about to leave this world. They were those blessed people whose heart had been burnt with the fear of Allah Almighty and love for Allah Almighty. I then asked him, ‘How do you find yourself?’ He replied with a few couplets which were, ‘How can I complain about my illness to One Who has blessed me with this ailment.’


I then brought a fan so that I could give him some cool air. He then said to me, “How can the wind of a fan give solace to that person whose heart is burning (with love for Allah Almighty).”


He then recited a few couplets whose meaning were: “The heart is on fire, tears are flowing, sadness is been gathered and patience is been broken. How can such a person feel peace for whom there is no place for peace and rest? The reason is that he is gripped with the immense urge and the immense feeling of love for Allah Almighty.”


He then continued to make Dhikr until his soul departed. (Ar Rouad Al Faa’iq)