Someone once questioned Hadhrat Maulana [Rashid Ahmad] Gangohi رحمہ اللہ ,

”if Allah said to you, ‘ask for whatever you want’, then what would you ask for?”

Hadhrat replied,

”Nothing, except that I would request of Allah, ‘grant me a portion of the love that the Honoured Sahabah (companions), may Allah be pleased with them all, had for your Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. This is all that I would seek”

Akaabir-e-Deoband Aur ‘Ishq-e-Rasool صلي الله عليه وسلم , Maktabah Arsalaan, Page 61

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