An example of love of Shaykh

After the passing away (wisal) of Hadhrat Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) his close disciples (murideen) and representatives (khulafa) had gathered at khanqah in Thana-bhawan.  Hadhrat’s widow, Choti pirani sahiba (may Allah have mercy on her) was distributing items from Hakim al-Umma’s personal use, like caps (kufi), turban (‘amamah), shirts, etc. amongest them. 

Hadhrat Nawab Jamshid Ali Khan of Baghpat (may Allah have mercy on him) was also present. In spite of being a person of wealth and prominence (nawab) and former member of Indian Legislative Assembly, he was a very pious, close and devoted murid of Hahdrat Hakim al-Umma.

It was inquired if he wanted anything special form these blessed relics. He requested for woolen socks that had been in use of Hadhrat Hakim al-Umma.

After acquiring the blessed gift, he had them un-knitted and used the wool extracted to make a cap (kufi). He wore this special cap at tahajjud prayers every day.

Halat e Eshrat: biography of Hadhrat Nawab Eshrat ‘Ali Khan Qaiser (may Allah preserve him), page 33.