Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah shower His mercy upon him) wrote:
‘‘One fine, excellent quality that I found in Mawlana [Rashid Ahmad Gangohi], may Allah sanctify his secret, is that he was never heard laughing, nor was he seen to be laughing heartily.
Similarly, he was never found to be overwhelmed by anger. These two qualities indicated that following the sunnah had permeated his nature.
We witnessed the similitude of the Noble Prophet’s (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) conduct with Bedouins, as indicated in hadith, in [the practise of] Mawlana Gangohi, may Allah sanctify his secret.”
Shi‘r al-Firaq, p. 34 (Lahore: Sayyid Ahmad Shahid Academy) compiled by Sayyid Nafis al-Husayni (may Allah sanctify his secret).