4.6 Habit of Tahajjud

It was the effect of enthusiasm and love for Namaaz that in childhood he was in the habit of Tahajjud. He was only twelve years of age when he started reading Tahajjud. His elder paternal aunt who loved him dearly would moan at seeing him engaged in Nawaafil and Wazaaif in the middle of the night. Thinking that he is yet a child and he may be overcome by fright she would stay awake with him at the time of Tahajjud. She would affectionately and caringly say: “Son! You are not as yet obligated to read Tahajjud.” However, this did not deter him. He would remain engaged in Tahajjud and Wazeefahs. But she would keep guard of him as long as he was engaged.

4.7 Accepted and Loved

The effect of his love for the Deen was that Allah Ta’ala created love for him in the hearts of people right from his childhood. Not only was he beloved in the eyes of Buzrugs and his own people, others would also maintain silence at such actions of his which would belittle their customs and practices. He thus states:
“Through the Fazl of Allah Ta’ala from childhood wherever I stayed, whether with relatives and family or strangers and non-family I was dear to all. Whereas I would be very playful during my childhood, but not like the dirty pranks of boys of today. For this reason instead of detestation it would appear nice to people.

During the period of Diwali in Meerath Chowni Bazaar lamps would be lit and placed in two rows on both sides of the road. We two brothers would start walking from the two sides of the road and shake our roomaals [headscarves] to extinguish all the lights. No one would take offence, even the Hindus.”

As if he was, from childhood, a manifestation of:

◌اِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْا وَعَمِلُوا الصّٰلِحٰتِ سَيَجْعَلُ لَهُمُ الرَّحْمٰنُ وُدًّا

Verily those who have Imaan and they do righteous deeds,

Rahmaan will instil (in the hearts of others) love for them.
(Surah Maryam, 96)