Shaikh Riffa’t Ahmad Khan a murid of Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi and khalifa of Arif billah Dr Abdul Hayy Arifi (Allah have mercy on all of them) passed away earlier this year.
He was in his nineties. Like all our precedent pious personalities he lived a low profile life.
May Allah make complete magfirah and shower His blessings on him. Amin!
He narrated a saying of Arif billah,
‘Gratitude and seeking forgiveness are the basis and key to (the desired level of) servitude (abdiyet). Asking (Allah for) forgiveness leads to (increasing) servitude and thankfulness (of Allah) to (more) gnosis (marifah).’
Ta’mir e seerat, page 14