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This cannot be a person who drinks wine

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Hadhrat Shaikh-ul-Hadith Rahmatullahi Alayhi had once travelled alone to Delhi. At one of the stations he felt extremely thirsty. He saw a shop in front of him which was laden with many bottles. With the intention of buying something he approached the shop. As he drew closer to the shop the shop owner looked at him and said, “This is not meant for you.” Thinking to himself that the shopkeeper had supposed him to be a student who does not have any money, Hadhrat Shaikh told him, “I will be able to pay the price no matter how dear. Just give me a bottle.” The shopkeeper refused for the second time. Hadhrat Shaikh asked him the reason for doing so.

The shopkeeper harshly told him, “I will not sell anything to you. Go away from here.” Hadhrat Shaikh turned around and left.

What had happened? Those bottles were actually wine bottles and Allah Ta`ala had saved him. Hadhrat Shaikh had mistakenly gone to the shop and the shopkeeper had realised that he was mistaken for he did not seem to be someone who consumes wine.

(Addressing Moulana Hamid Mia) Hadhrat Mufti Sahib said that how long ago did Moulana Wasiyyullah Sahib tell Hakeem Ifhaamullah that this person will come to you. Take care of him. You had thereafter gone to Hakeem Ifhaamullah and he treated you leniently.

Thus, those who have perfected the `ilm-e-zaahir and `ilm-e-baatin (spiritual and outer knowledge) will never utter misleading statements. However, some ignorant people consider their statements to be incorrect whereas in reality they are correct.

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