Mawlana [Muhammad Yusuf] Binnori would relate, ‘‘Mawlana [Shafi‘ al-Din] Naginawi[1] instructed me that in India I should seek benefit from two pious elders: Mawlana [Husayn Ahmad] Madani and Mawlana [Ashraf ‘Ali] Thanawi. Thus, I attained spiritual blessings (fayd) from both. Mawlana Madani prescribed me with invocations and litanies, and I benefited from Mawlana Thanawi by corresponding with him and remaining in his company.’’

[1] Mawlana Shafi‘ al-Din Naginawi Muhajir Makki (may Allah sanctify his secret) was a senior khalifah of Haji Imdad Allah Muhajir Makki and Mawlana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (may Allah shower His mercy upon them). He migrated to Makkah and lived in the blessed city for forty five years. His khalifahs included ‘Allamah Sayyid Muhammad Yusuf Binnori and Mawlana Shah ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Du‘a Ju (may Allah shower His mercy upon them). (translator) 

Hadrat Mawlana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (quddisa sirruhu) Awr Unke Khulafa’ (Multan: Idarah-e-Ta’lifat-e-Ashrafiyah, date unknown) p. 46,  by Dr. Hafiz Qari Fuyud al-Rahman