A friend once told me that there was a person who was affiliated to the Muslim League. For some time, he practised keeping his hand stretched out until he managed to keep it stretched out for half an hour. Thereafter he went to meet Hadhrat Moulana Madani (rahimahullah). It is mentioned in a hadeeth that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) never pulled back his hand first when greeting someone until that person pulled back his own hand. Keeping this in mind, when he met Hadhrat Madani (rahimahullah), he kept his hand straight without pulling it away. Hadhrat Madani (rahimahullah) also kept his hand stretched out until more than half an hour had passed by. Thereafter, this person was forced to pull back his hand. He then commented, “Definitely, he has strict adherence to the sunnah.” (Malfoozaat of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat Vol 2 Pg 420)