Discussing how strict and precautionary the [Deobandi] Elders were in their atttitude to the affairs of the Madrassah, Hadhrat Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya (ra) writes in Aap Beti (his Autobiography) …

I have not seen or experienced this incident at first hand but have heard it from two impeccable sources. Once, a very high personality from among Hadhrats [Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri (ra)] relatives, who holds a high position came to visit him while he was teaching. Upto the end of the class, Hadhrat paid no attention to him and only came to him at the end of his teaching hour. The man told him, ”Hadhrat, please remain seated where you are.” Hadhrat replied, ”the Madrassah [Mazahirul Uloom, Sharanpur] has supplied this carpet for teaching purposes, not to sit on it and engage in personal discussions. For this reason I moved away from that spot.”

I have never seen him use anything belonging to the madrassah for his personal needs.

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