HURTING THE HEART OF NABI صلى الله عليه وسلم

Narrated By Moulana Maseehullah Rahmatullahi Alayh:

A buzurg from Iran very much liked some poetry of a certain poet, Mirzá Qatíl, who lived in India. This buzurg from Iran travelled to India to meet the poet. On his arrival, he was told that the poet was in the bazár at a certain barbershop, having his hair cut. When the buzurg went to the barbershop, he saw that the poet was having his face shaved.

On seeing this, he said, in poetic Fársí: “Good gracious! You are getting a clean shave!” The poet replied, also in Fársí: “Yes. However, I am not shaving anybody’s heart.” Meaning: “By my being clean-shaven, I have not hurt anybody’s heart.” He felt that this was an appropriate reply.

However, one does not mess around with any buzurg! The buzurg sáhib immediately retorted: “You have shaved the heart of Rasúlulláh صلى الله عليه وسلم

The buzurg was saying: “What you are saying is false. You are shaving the heart of Áqá-e-námdár, Rasúlulláh صلى الله عليه وسلم .When your deed is presented to Huzúre-Akram صلى الله عليه وسلم ,will he not be grieved?

You then have the audacity to say that you are not causing grief to anybody! Arè! You yourself are hurting the very heart of Sarware-do-álam Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم

Hearing this, Mirzá Qatíl went into a state of ecstasy, and exclaimed: “Jazákalláh! You have opened my very eyes! You have united me with my beloved!”

He then made taubah.