Maulana is reprimanded for going to a Hindu festival

Maulana Ismail Shaheed is reprimanded for going to a Hindu festival

One day Maulana Ismail Shaheed went to a Hindu festival Sayed Saheb was at the time studying under him and went with him. When the two of them entered the melah (fair), Sayed Saheb said in an angry voice: “For what reason did you study? Was it to increase the number of the kuffaar at their festivals? Do you know where you are now? Can you not see that you an aalim and the grandson of Shah Abdul Azeez and Shah Abdul Qadir, and are enhancing the shine and splendour of the festival of the kuffaar? What a shame!”

Maulana was deeply affected by this and said: “You have spoken the truth. This is indeed a grave fault of mine.” They immediately left the mêlah and he never again went to any similar mêlah.

Hazrat Hakeemul Ummat comments on this: “For a person to accept the naseehat (advice) of a student given in a strong voice is a sign of great mujaahadah.”