Hafiz Mohammad Iqbal writes about his Shaikh Mawlana Manzur Nomani (Allah have mercy on him),
‘An overwhelming condition of negating his own self (i.e. good qualities and perfections) and veiling his states permeated his demeanor and spiritual tone. Till the very end of his life he firmly acknowledged himself to be from the juniors and completely deficient. It was for this reason that his spiritual grandeur was recognized by very few individuals.
However, ordinary people like us observed during his whole life the levels of servant-hood (abdiyet) and slavery (bandegi) that engulfed him.’
Shajraat e Nomaniya, page 5