A FAQEER’S DEMAND


A FAQEER’S DEMAND
Hadhrat Ibraahim Khawwaas (rahmatullah alayh) narrated that once he was observing I’tikaaf
(Nafl) in a Musjid. A faqeer in the same Musjid neither spoke nor ate anything for three days.
On the fourth day, Hadhrat Khawwaas said to him: “Do you wish to eat something?” The Faqeer
replied: “Hot bread and kebaab.”
Hadhrat Ibraahim Khawwaas went out of the Musjid in search of hot bread and kebaab to
fulfil the desire of the faqeer. He walked the entire day without being able to procure the food.
(Most probably he did not have the money for this food.) By Maghrib time he returned to the
Musjid dejected.
After Isha when the Musjid doors had been closed, there was a knock at the door. When
Hadhrat Khawwaa opened the door, he saw a man with a container of food. The man said: “This
hot bread and kebaab are for the inmates of the Musjid.” Hadhrat Khawwaas accepted it and
presented it to the faqeer.

A FAQEER’S DEMAND

Hadhrat Ibraahim Khawwaas (rahmatullah alayh) narrated that once he was observing I’tikaaf
(Nafl) in a Musjid. A faqeer in the same Musjid neither spoke nor ate anything for three days.
On the fourth day, Hadhrat Khawwaas said to him: “Do you wish to eat something?” The Faqeer
replied: “Hot bread and kebaab.”
Hadhrat Ibraahim Khawwaas went out of the Musjid in search of hot bread and kebaab to
fulfil the desire of the faqeer. He walked the entire day without being able to procure the food.
(Most probably he did not have the money for this food.) By Maghrib time he returned to the
Musjid dejected.
After Isha when the Musjid doors had been closed, there was a knock at the door. When
Hadhrat Khawwaa opened the door, he saw a man with a container of food. The man said: “This
hot bread and kebaab are for the inmates of the Musjid.” Hadhrat Khawwaas accepted it and
presented it to the faqeer.