Initially, the spiritual condition of Hazrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) son, Mahmood Ahmad, was not very good. He used to take an iron bucket and go to the river, fill it with water and lift it in one hand pouring the water over him and then doing the same with the other hand.

One day, Hazrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said to him, “Mahmood, have you not yet come to your senses. Until when are you going to keep on engaging in this? Think of the time when your body will become food for the worms in the grave.”

This short and brief advice had such an effect on him that after that day, his entire condition changed dramatically. There was a complete revolution in his life. (Malfoozaat of Faqeehul Ummat, vol. 2, pg. 399)