Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi writes: 

‘‘[Amir Shah] Khan related that Mawlana [Qasim] Nanautwi loved every individual of the Wali Allah family. However, he had nothing less than ardour (‘ishq) for Mawlana [Isma‘il] Shahid. He was unable to bear listening to anyone else talk about him. In such an instance, he would interject[1] and begin talking about him himself.’’


[1] This interjection would be done in such a beautiful manner that the speaker would not be offended (Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi)  

Arwah-e-Thalathah, also known as Hikayat-e-Awliya’ (Karachi: Darul Isha‘at, December 2001 ed.) p. 168.

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