|BE CLEAR WHEN SPEAKING|
A rural dweller came and said: O Hazratji give me a ta’weez.’ Hadhrat رحمه الله said: “I have not understood.”
The man exclaimed loudly: ‘Give me a ta’weez.” Hadhrat replied: “I am not deaf. I have heard you, but I have not understood you.”
The man remained silent. Hadhrat commented: “Now you sit as if you are dumb. Why do you not state your case fully? Have you taken an oath at home that you will come and trouble me?”
He said: “How should I say?” Hadhrat رحمه الله said:
“Go outside and enquire from someone, then come. Inform (whoever you ask) that I have said this.” He left and after enquiring from someone he returned and said:
“Yes, my statement was incomplete.”
On this occasion he stated the type of ta’weez he required. Hadhrat رحمه الله commented: “This villager never went to the station and said: ‘Give me a ticket.’ He never refrained from asking for a ticket to proceed to a specific place. Similarly he never went to the bazaar to purchase something without clearly stating the product he required. It seems that all ignorance has been ordained as my lot. What! Is it death for you to state your full case?’
The man said: “We are village-dwellers. Our understanding is such.” Hadhrat رحمه الله commented: “You people are very clever.
Now since your understanding is such, go and return after an hour for the ta’weez. When you come, state clearly your request. Do not rely on what you have already asked (i.e. the type of ta’weez). I will not remember afterwards.”
After an hour he returned and expressed himself fully and satisfactorily.
He then left with the ta’weez. Hadhrat رحمه الله commented:
“He will never forget this lesson. He will henceforth speak fully even if he goes elsewhere. If I don’t adopt this method, ignorance will not be dispelled.”