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It is mentioned that one day, the great Saint, Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Bahaahudeen Zakariyah Multani – may Allah be pleased with him, was sitting in his court and he instructed one of his khadims to go and fetch a certain box. In this box there were also five thousand gold coins. When the khadim went in search of this box, he could not find it. He continued to search for this box everywhere but still could not find it. He then approached Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Bahaahudeen Zakariyah Multani – may Allah be pleased with him – and informed him that he could not find this box. The great Saint remained quiet for a few minutes and after opening his eyes, he stated, “Al hamdulillah”.

 

A few days later, while these khadims were again searching, they found this box under sheets of clothing. When Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Bahaahudeen Zakariyah Multani – may Allah be pleased with him – heard this news, he remained silent and said, “Al hamdulillah”.

 

He then addressed everyone who was sitting around him, “I had mentioned ‘Al Hamdulillah’ on both occasions because in the eyes of the Saints, whether one possesses this world or does not, it is equal. There is no happiness displayed by them when any wordily item comes to them and there is no sadness in them when any wordily items leaves them.”

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Bahaahudeen Zakariyah Multani – may Allah be pleased with him – then immediately distributed this money among the poor and needy. (Sayrul Aarifieen, 159)

 

Such was Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Bahaahudeen Zakariyah Multani’s – may Allah be pleased with him – state of mercy and kindness that it is mentioned that once some of his Mureeds and supporters were travelling on a boat when there was a huge storm and the boat began to sink. In this state of absolute panic, they called out to the great Saint for help and assistance. With the Divine Help of the Allah Almighty, all of them were also saved. In this ship also were people who were eminent business people dealing in jewels and other precious items.

 

When this boat reached the shore, the business people then decided that they would take one third of their wealth and hand it over to Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Bahaahudeen Zakariyah Multani – may Allah be pleased with him. This was then given to Hadrat Khawaja Fakhrudeen Ghilani so that he could hand it over to Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Bahaahudeen Zakariyah Multani – may Allah be pleased with him.

 

When Hadrat Khawaja Fakhrudeen Ghilani – may Allah be pleased with him – arrived with these gifts, the value of these items were about seventy thousand dirhams. Hadrat Sayyiduna Shaikh Bahaahudeen Zakariyah Multani – may Allah be pleased with him – accepted this gift and within three days, he had all of this distributed among the poor and needy.

 

When Hadrat Khawaja Fakhrudeen Ghilani – may Allah be pleased with him – saw this amazing generosity, he gave away all of his own wealth away and adopted the path of Tasawwaf. He stayed in the blessed company of Hadrat Shaikh Bahaahudeen Zakariyah Multani – may Allah be pleased with him – for five years. One day he decided to travel to the Haram Shareef. However, while he was in Jeddah, he passed away. (Tadkirah Sufiyah Punjab from Sayrul Aarifeen, 101)

 

Hadrat Khawaja mentions, “May Allah Almighty always bestow Barakah in his remembrance.”

 

Describing Hadrat Shaikh Bahaahudeen Multani – may Allah be pleased with him, he explains, “When he gave anyone anything, he used to give them in abundance. The person who used to teach his children, even these people were given gold and silver. It is mentioned that once, the Governor of Multan asked for some grain from the great Saint. He instructed that a large portion of grain be given to this person. However, while they were carrying this grain, they also found a large container of silver coins in this bag. The servants then said among themselves that there were only instructed to take this grain and not the silver coins. However, when the great Saint heard about this, he made it clear that not only had he given the grain as a gift, but that he had also given the silver coins as a gift as well.” (Fawaa’idul Fawaad)

 

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