A person presented a tray of dates to Hadhrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahimahullah) and said: “These dates are from Madinah Tayyibah. I brought it for you.” Hadhrat Shaikh (rahimahullah) picked up three dates and said: “I have taken three dates for your pleasure. I regularly receive dates directly (from Madinah Tayyibah). Take it! Perhaps you may need to distribute it elsewhere.”

This person felt ashamed, remained silent, and went out. I asked him: “What happened?” He explained: “I have realised that this type of screening will also take place before Allah Ta‘ala.” I then asked: “What are you implying?” He replied: “There were only three dates which were from Madinah Tayyibah. The others came from another place. The screening and separation which has taken place just now, will also occur in the hereafter. The reality of the genuine and the fake will be exposed over there as well.” (Malfoozaat of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat Vol. 2 Pg. 462)