صلی اللہ علیہ والہ وسلم
Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) narrates,
‘Hadhrat Haji Imdad Ullah mohajir Makki (may Allah sanctify his secret) said,
Apparently my first baya was in Naqshbandi tariqa with Hadhrat Naseer uddin Dehlawi khalifa of Hadhrat Shah Afaq (may Allah have mercy on them). In reality it is without any intermediaries directly with respected Prophet, the Last Messenger (Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him).
It was in this manner; I saw Prophet (Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him) seated in a very prominent place. In his blessed hand was the hand of Hadhrat Sayyid Ahmad Shaheed (may Allah have mercy on him). I was standing with humility in their presence. Hadhrat Sayyid sahib (may Allah have mercy on him) took my hand and placed it in Prophet’s hand (Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him).
Karamat e Imdadiya, page 44