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 and begin talking about him himself.’’
 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.