Allah Ta‘ala had endowed Faqeehul Ummat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) with innumerable astounding qualities and features.
Hazrat Mufti Saheb’s (rahimahullah) lineage traces back to the honourable host of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Hazrat Abu Ayyoob Ansaari (radiyhallahu ‘anhu).
Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahimahullah) was a master in every subject of any Islamic science. His immaculate and superb memory would astonish even leading ‘Ulama. Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahimahullah) would be able to read pages over pages of many kitaabs from memory.
Every sitting of Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahimahullah) seemed to be a gathering of a whole board of intellectuals of various fields, for Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahimahullah) was able to speak on any topic of any science.
A poet very beautifully sums up this fact in Arabic: It is not impossible for Allah to gather the whole world within an individual.
The tradition of compiling the malfoozaat (anecdotes and statements) of the akaabir (pious elders) has continued for many years. Their writings and statements serve as a substitute for their suhbat (company) and their majaalis (sittings).
May Allah Ta‘ala accept this task and allow it to be a means of illuminating the hearts of those who study it, aameen.