Highlighting the continuous sacrifices of Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Husayn Ahmad Madani, Mufti Mahmud al-Hasan Gangohi (may Allah shower His mercy upon them both) related: 

‘‘Shaykh al-Islam Hadrat Mawlana Husayn Ahmad Madani once stood up to give a speech in Deoband whilst his eyes were heavy with sleep. He asked, ‘Brothers! Will you grant me permission to sleep for a little while, as I have been unable to lie down for eleven nights? I will continue my speech later.’’ 

Malfuzat Faqih al-Ummat (Karachi: Dar al-Huda, ) Vol 1, p. 205-206 compiled by Mufti Muhammad Faruq Mirathi