An individual from another city had reserved an appointment to meet sayyidi wa sanadi Shaikh Mohammad Taqi Usmani ( Allah preserve him).
After the initial greetings the Shaikh inquired him regarding the purpose of the visit.
The gentlemen replied that a crucial, overwhelming and repeated thought was the reason. ‘That is, the crisis of lack of electricity in the country does not need an elaboration. I am getting this idea of creating electricity by the rotation of the Earth. You are aware that Earth is rotating approximately 1,6000 km/hr. This is not a useless movement. Allah has done this for a reason. The idea of harnessing this energy to make electricity is coming to me repeatedly. I have discussed this with many individuals. I was told to approach you in this regards. I am seeking your assistance in this.’
Without a faintest change in his demeanor, Shaikh inquired,
‘Do you have a strategy on how this can be done?’
The gentlemen replied,
Actually it is this very reason to come to you. Please guide me. How can I do this?’
Still, without any signs of anger or frustration Shaikh replied,
‘Pray salatul hajat and make dua. It is from the teachings of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) to do so when faced with a dilemma.
Is there any things else to discuss, as I have other things to attend now?’
The gentlemen requested for dua and left.
Even after his departure Shaikh did not comment on the absurd question put to him and became busy with his work.
Office, Darul uloom Karachi, January 2014.