In a special ecstatic spiritual state Hadhrat Mawlana Hussain Ahmad Madni (may Allah have mercy on him) said,
“We are the essence of Imam Abu Hanifa and the strength of Imam Malik.
We are the steadfastness of Imam Ahmed bin Hanbal; the purity of heart of Hadhrat Mujaddid Alf-Thani;
the insight of Hadhrat Shah Waliullah Muhaddith Dehlawi,
and we are the heirs of those people who have died and sacrificed to bring us our religion.
So you may be able to take our lives but you will never take our Islam from our hearts.”