On Wednesday near 4 o’clock (at night), Hadhrat (Rahmatullah ‘Alayhi) was lying in his bed with me sitting on his right side. (May Allah grant us perfect mercy in this world and the Hereafter and may He grant us the ability to follow in Hadhrat’s footsteps properly.) He called me and I went to sit on his left side facing him.
I replied: “They are holding mushwara in the room of Moulwy Ihtishaam Sahab.”
He asked: “Are you not with them in this mushwara?”
I replied: “If you so command, I will go there.”
He said: “The mushwaras are about you, and you are not with them. Wait till they call you. Then go there.”
He continued: ” Let not this affair of yours and mine ever become a plaything. Whatever you receive from the ahl-Allah (People of Allah) is true.”
He then recited a couplet.
Then Maulana Ilyas said: “‘Ulama should read the Qasida Burda and the Shiyam al-Habeeb with respect and honor; otherwise, without respect and longing, it will be of no use. From reading the Shiyam al-Habeeb, the reality of Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam’s position and rank becomes evident. With the Qasida Burdah, attachment (with Rasulullah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is established.”
Thereafter he said: “You should continue to invite people towards reciting the Quran in the latter part of the night and continue to hope that it becomes a part of your make-up (constitution).”
(By Maulana) Yusuf