The believers are those whose hearts tremble when Allah is mentioned, whose Imaan is increased when his verses are recited to them and who trust only in their Lord.

Surah al-Anfaal, Verse No 2

Describing Hadhrat Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya’s (ra) state while reciting the Quran, Hadhrat Maulana Yusuf Motala hafidhahullah writes:

The condition of Hadhrat [Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya (ra)] during the recitation of the Quran was to be seen and cannot be be put in words. Tears flowed from beginning to end. His weeping would overpower him so much that his voice would not come out; he would cry for a while and then continue the recitation. This had so much effect on the listeners that they would also be in tears.

Hadhrat [Shaykh al-Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya] & I, page 7