Download PDF: [S] Hadrat Bayazid buys him a Musical Instrument

It is reported that once Hadrat Sayyiduna Bayazid – may Allah be pleased with him – was travelling past a cemetery when he noticed a young man who was completely drunk and was playing a musical instrument. When he saw this, he recited the “La Hawla”.

 

However, when the young man heard this, in a fit of anger, he broke the musical instrument over the head of Hadrat Sayyiduna Bayazid – may Allah be pleased with him – in such a fury that he cracked the blessed head of the Saint. The musical instrument also broke into pieces.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Bayazid – may Allah be pleased with him – then returned home and took some money to replace this instrument. He also prepared a special sweet dish to give to the young man. Hadrat Sayyiduna Bayazid – may Allah be pleased with him –  purchased another instrument and gave both items to the young man and informed him that he should first eat the sweet dish as this would give him tremendous joy.

 

When the young man noticed the immense kindness of Hadrat Sayyiduna Bayazid – may Allah be pleased with him – it completely took him by surprise. He also felt extreme embarrassment and shame for having behaved in this manner. He not only became an ardent admirer of Hadrat Sayyiduna Bayazid – may Allah be pleased with him – but another friend of his also joined him. Both became ardent followers of the great Saint and remained in his company and became pious people themselves. (Tadkiratul Awliyah)

 

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