A ‘Teeth Shattering’ reply

A ‘Teeth Shattering’ reply

Once, someone posed an objection to Hadhrat Moulana Isma`eel
Shaheed Sahib رحمة الله عليه that keeping a beard was against fitrat
(nature), as a person is not born with a beard. Hence, we should all
shave our beards. Moulana Isma`eel Shaheed رحمة الله عليه spontaneously
replied, “In that case you should extract all your teeth, as this is also
against fitrat (nature). One is not born with teeth.” On hearing this
reply, Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hayy Sahib رحمة الله عليه , who was the
friend of Hadhrat Moulana, mentioned, “You gave him a ‘teeth
shattering’ reply.”